Port Canaveral in the United States commenced the largest single building project in its history: the demolition of Port’s oldest cruise ship terminal and construction of a brand new terminal featuring upgraded berth and new parking garage.
The project is multi-phased, spanning 20 months and includes 5 separate contracts. The demolition of the existing cruise terminal building started in the middle of April for a total cost of US$210,000.
Subsequent phases of the new project include berth demolition, dredging, waterside construction; building of passenger boarding bridges; terminal building with related site work and adjacent parking facility. The elevated parking structure is due to have capacity to accommodate approx 1,800 vehicles in covered parking.
Canaveral Port Authority along with its cruise partner will invest approx US$150 million in building and equipping a new 2-story 188,000 ft2 terminal and parking building. After its completion, the new terminal, berth and parking facilities are expected to accommodate up to 6,500 cruise passengers.
The terminal’s planned technology features include innovative systems to facilitate U.S.Customs and Border Protection screenings of passengers and integrated mobile check-in to expedite boarding process.
The new Terminal 3 is targeted for completion late 2019 or early 2020.
Port Canaveral hosts about 5 million cruise passengers and 6 million tons of cargo per year.