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USA – Harbor expansion at Port Canaveral

Larger ships will soon be able to call Port Canaveral after the long-awaited widening and deepening program began in March 2014. As a result of this program, scheduled for completion in November, the harbor will be widened by 100 ft to 500 ft and the entrance will be deepened by 2.0 ft to 46.0 ft. The project is costing US$ 35 million. Work on dredging the rest of the channel will continue until November 2015.

Port Canaveral also took delivery in March of two 273 ft tall ship-to-shore container cranes, transported by barge from their former home in Savannah, Georgia. 

The cranes, together with the port’s rail connections, are seen as vital to development of the port’s container business. They are expected to have a positive impact on the local economy as part of the port’s expansion project.

Port Cargo Event

Photo courtesy of Port Canaveral