Port Canaveral is a world-class deep-water seaport for global trade. For nearly seven decades, the Port has served as a critical gateway connecting commerce and consumers throughout Florida and the southeastern United States. Today, the Port continues to play a vital and historic role in supporting U.S. military operations, government, military and commercial space exploration and commerce.
Port Canaveral has a significant position and responsibility in building and sustaining a strong economy on Florida’s Space Coast and the Central Florida region – as it is the 10th largest consumer market in the U.S. with economic growth well above the national average. The Port and its Foreign Trade Zone #136 serve as a unique quadri-modal transportation hub: linking sea, land, air and space with the benefits of a deep-water seaport that includes easy and efficient highway access; unrestricted airdraft; -43 deep- water sea access; and, uncongested multipurpose berthing.
Port Canaveral is perhaps best known as the second busiest cruise port in the world, hosting some of the largest cruise vessels from the largest cruise brands in the world with millions of multi-day passenger embarkations annually.
The Port currently has a total of seven cruise terminals with several recently undergoing major renovations to further support industry growth.