COVID-19 UPDATE: Port Canaveral Places Cruise Operations, Recreation Business Employees on Temporary Furlough

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furlough will last through May 30 pending resumption of cruise lines operations at Port

The Canaveral Port Authority announced Friday that employees dedicated to the Port’s cruise operations and recreation business segments whose job functions are not required for current operations of the Port will be temporarily furloughed.

BREVARD COUNTY • PORT CANAVERAL, FLORIDA – The Canaveral Port Authority announced Friday that employees dedicated to the Port’s cruise operations and recreation business segments whose job functions are not required for current operations of the Port will be temporarily furloughed.

“The impact of COVID-19 is continuing to unfold across our region, state, nation and the world,” said Steve Linden
Director, Communications and Public Affairs at Port Canaveral.

“These unprecedented times are challenging for everyone. While Port Canaveral is open and operating, the current pandemic situation has had a significant impact on our businesses.

“In an effort to mitigate the economic challenges facing our Port, we made the difficult decision to temporarily furlough employees dedicated to the Port’s cruise operations and recreation business segments whose job functions are not required for current operations of the Port,” said Linden.

This temporary furlough is effective April 3 and is expected to last through May 30 pending the resumption of cruise lines operations at Port Canaveral.

“All impacted employees have been notified and will remain Canaveral Port Authority employees through the duration of the furlough period,” said Linden.

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Led by the elected five-member Canaveral Port Authority Board of Commissioners and Port Director and CEO, Captain John Murray, Port Canaveral is one of the world’s most dynamic and exciting ports.

A world-class gateway for cruises, cargo, recreation and logistics, as well as a gateway to new frontiers in space, Port Canaveral hosts nearly 5 million revenue cruise passengers through its state-of-the-art terminals and 6 million tons of cargo annually, including bulk, break-bulk, project, and containerized.

The Port is strategically located to service all Florida markets, as well as the Southeastern United States.

In addition to world-class cruise facilities and diverse cargo operations, Port Canaveral offers more recreational opportunities than all other Florida deep-water seaports combined.

For more information, visit PortCanaveral.com

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