Port Canaveral Resumes Full Operations

By ,   October 8, 2016 ,   Cruise Industry

Hurricane Matthew which brought high winds and rain, left behind minimal damage at Port Canaveral. The port is expected to resume full operations today afternoon pending USCG Captain of the Port approval.

Port Canaveral

John Murray, Port Canaveral ceo, said:

'We are fortunate that our cruise terminals, cargo piers and infrastructure are intact and ready to support our customers as soon as we have the green light tomorrow from the US Coast Guard".

Carnival Cruise Line, Disney and Royal Caribbean cruise ships return today afternoon.

Yesterday port assessment teams were surveying facilities and ensuring that there were no obstacles to reopen the harbor and landside operations. Rick Scott, Florida Gov., was in the area for a firsthand look at storm's impact.

Initial assessments showed Port Canaveral harbor was navigable with no obstructions. There is minimal damage to cruise terminals, cargo piers remain intact. Some port tenants experienced damage to their properties.

To assist the community, the Canaveral Port Authority is providing 80,000-100,000 ft2 of space in the new Port Canaveral Logistics Center, Titusville to the American Red Cross in order to store relief supplies.