The Florida Ports Council released the following statement on Governor Rick Scott approving funds for the Port Canaveral project to widen and deepen the West Turning Basin and Entrance.
â€śWith cruise and cargo ships growing larger, Governor Scottâ€™s decision to expedite this project will put Port Canaveral more quickly in a position to capitalize on cargo and cruise business opportunities,â€ť said Doug Wheeler, president of Florida Ports Council.
â€śIn addition, this investment will help Port Canaveral retain high-wage jobs and will bring much-needed new jobs to this critical region. We look forward to continuing our work with Governor Scott and the Florida Department of Transportation in identifying future strategic port investments.â€ť
Dredging Today Staff, August 10, 2012; Image: portcanaveral