Port Canaveral Upgrades North Cargo Piers 1 and 2
An eight-month modernization project to renovate Port Canaveral’s North Cargo Piers 1 and 2 has been completed ahead of schedule.
The project, which involved a total investment of just over $4 million including a Florida Seaport Transportation Economic Development (FSTED) grant to match 50-percent of the cost, saw new concrete decking, marine fenders, bollards and concrete curbs installed as part of an overall infrastructure improvement plan to maximize usability of existing bulkhead space at the port.
“Port Canaveral is a strategic asset for Central Florida. It’s vitally important that our capabilities keep pace with the economic growth of our region,” stated Captain John Murray, Port CEO. “The restoration of North Cargo Piers 1 and 2 ensure we have the ability to meet our current cargo projections while keeping us well positioned for the future.”
Construction performed by GLF Construction Corporation began in October 2017 and involved removing and replacing approximately 13,520 sq ft of concrete pier deck, repairing existing concrete pile caps and applying a cathodic protection system, which prolongs the lifespan of the steel reinforcement. The existing concrete pier deck was repaired by mechanically removing and replacing an additional 5,070 sq ft of concrete topping, installing new marine fenders, bollards and concrete curbs. New potable water piping, water station manifolds and concrete enclosures were also installed.
During all phases of construction, two adjoining piers remained fully-functional to ensure uninterrupted operations at Seaport Canaveral fuel storage and distribution facilities and Morton Salt.