Port Canaveral given green light for multipurpose cargo berth

Port Canaveral given green light for multipurpose cargo berth

Port Canaveral in Florida has got the go ahead for a multipurpose cargo berth.

Canaveral Port Authority Board of Commissioners voted unanimously in favour of progressing with the North Cargo Berth 8 project.

It is needed, say advocates, to accommodate a growing cargo load that includes commercial spacecraft components.

Presently the port handles 5.5 million tons of cargo annually.

Work will include a 900-foot seawall and a 100-foot extension of the pier.

A Florida-based firm, Orion Marine Group of Tampa, has a $17.9 million contract for the project with a start planned for March 2018 and scheduled completion for mid-2019.

Donal Scully

With 28 years experience writing and editing for newspapers in the UK and Hong Kong, Donal is now based in California from where he covers the Americas for Splash as well as ensuring the site is loaded through the Western Hemisphere timezone.

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