Canaveral Port Authority has engaged its long-time partner CH2M to design a new terminal which will support the port’s cruise business, currently accounting for 80 percent of the revenue.
The new terminal will join the port’s Cruise Terminal One, also designed by CH2M.
In addition to leading design of the proposed 1,400-foot-long terminal berth, CH2M will provide permit support, dredging, bidding support and construction support as part of their waterside engineering design and permitting services contract.
“With experience on both waterside and landside design of cruise terminals at Port Canaveral, we dive deeper than most when it comes to understanding the relationship between a wharf and terminal,” said Gary Ledford, CH2M project manager. “Our multi-faceted design knowledge will aid the Port Authority in ensuring that the wharf and the new terminal function seamlessly together so incoming ships can turn around efficiently and continue their journeys.”
Guided by their previous success on every recent major waterfront permitting effort at Port Canaveral, and permitting for nearly all of Florida’s deepwater ports, CH2M will assist the Port Authority in securing permits from various state and local agencies including the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the U.S. Coast Guard and Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.
The new berth will support an estimated nearly 4,000 permanent jobs, in coordination with overall modernization and improvement plans, including the port’s channel widening and deepening and new cargo piers.