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Port Projects Big Plans for Future

Fri, Jun 20, 2014 at 9:00AM

Port Canaveral hosted its annual “State of the Port” address this week and had a lot to celebrate with its over 400 guests! The Cocoa Beach area port spans across 1,100 acres of picturesque land and has more activities surrounding it and in it than all 15 deep water ports in Florida combined!

Celebrating over 60 years of history, and an anticipated 600,000 cruise passengers this year, the Port is pleased to be considered the number two port for cruises! Not settling for number two, plans to overtake Miami’s port for the number one spot are in the heart and minds of each Port employee.

Port Canaveral CEO, John Walsh, addressed the crowd with a goal to obtain a $20 Billion economic impact for our region over the next ten years.

Below are some quick facts from the 2014 State of the Port:

  • Project Pelican will be announced on June 23, creating 500 on site jobs.
  • Cruise Terminal 1 will be completed in November of 2014.
  • New (obtainable) goal of becoming the deepest seaport in the Southeast (minus 55 feet).
  • Goal of becoming “two vacations in one” through the new development happening at the Port. A new developer will be selected in August of this year and plans will commence in 2015.
  • Cruises make up 80% of the Port’s revenue.
  • Your port has a $580 Million capitol budget and growing!
  • Port Canaveral has not taxed the citizens of Brevard County since 1986.

Port Canaveral is certainly on the rise, and the Cocoa Beach Regional Chamber of Commerce’s Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB) encourages you to come and check out all it has to offer!
 

 

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