U.S. Dept. of Transportation Maritime Administration Visits Port Canaveral’s North Cargo Pier 3
By Space Coast Daily // July 1, 2020
It will be an 18-24 month construction project to completely rebuild the pier into a berth
BREVARD COUNTY • PORT CANAVERAL, FLORIDA – Kris Gilson, Environmental Protection Specialist for the U.S. Dept. of Transportation Maritime Administration (MARAD), visited Port Canaveral to tour North Cargo Pier 3, which is slated to be reconstructed sometime in 2022.
It will be an 18-24 month construction project to completely rebuild the pier into a berth, total cost over $36 million.
Port Canaveral is a cruise, cargo, and naval port and one of the busiest cruise ports in the world with 4.5 million cruise passengers annually.
Primary cargoes include slag, salt, autos/trucks, containers, petroleum, heavy equipment, lumber, and aggregate.
The port has conveyors and hoppers for loading products directly into trucks and facilities for bulk-cargo containers. The channel is about 44 feet deep.
The port exports fresh citrus; bulk-frozen citrus juice stored in one of the largest freezer warehouses in the state; cement; and building materials. The port receives lumber, salt for water softening, automobiles, and steel sheet and plate. It transships items for land, sea, air and space.
On average, ten ships enter the port each day. This includes ships from cruise lines such as Carnival, Disney, Royal Caribbean, Norwegian and more.
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