Popular Cove restaurant Fishlips is the new operator of the Pavilion at Jetty Park. The beachside Pavilion is open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. and features a retail shop, snack bar and indoor and outdoor dining areas.
The shop sells goods targeted to beachgoers, fishermen and campers, while the walk-up snack bar offers the basics plus special Fishlips menu items, coffee, drinks and smoothies.
More information is available in the July/August Port magazine.
AutoPort Inc. Welcomes First Shipment of New Vehicles
In August, spaces at auto processor AutoPort’s 16-acre Canaveral terminal filled with new vehicles as the first shipments by a major auto manufacturer began arriving at its docks bi-weekly. The first two shipments delivered 1000 cars.
Reverse Trade Show Offers Local Businesses Access to Opportunities
Port Canaveral’s popular annual Reverse Trade Show in August enabled local companies to explore potential business opportunities with 18 Port departments and 14 additional Brevard County agencies and city governments, all in one place.
At this year’s event held in Cruise Terminal 1, local business representatives attended seminars on doing business with the Port and visited agency tables to exchange information and make valuable contacts.
Port Works to Bring Families Fresher, More Affordable Produce
Port Canaveral is awaiting final USDA (United States Department of Agriculture) approval for certification as a port of entry for cold treatment products — containerized fruit that is held in near-freezing temperatures to kill exotic fruit flies and prevent their introduction into the state.
The certification program will enable produce such as fresh blueberries, apples, pears and grapes from South America to enter directly into Central Florida instead of being trucked south from entry ports in the Northeast. Using Port Canaveral as a gateway for locally consumed produce could lower prices for these fruits at the grocery store and increase shelf life.
Two of the largest cruise ships in the world — Royal Caribbean International’s
Oasis of the Seas and
Norwegian Cruise Line's Norwegian Epic — join Port Canaveral’s homeported fleet in November and herald the next level of cruising options in Central Florida.
Volunteers Help Keep Our Area Beautiful
During an August cleanup event sponsored by Keep Brevard Beautiful, Florida Today and the Canaveral Port Authority, a team of about 60 volunteers removed nearly 3,000 pounds of trash from along State Road 528 between Kelly Park and the Port. The Port sponsored a cookout lunch for the volunteers at Jetty Park after the cleanup.
photos courtesy of Florida Today
First Call Period Opens for Community Sponsorships and Special Events Requests
The Port Authority recently developed new policies for Community Sponsorships and Special Events that set two call periods each year during which requests in these categories may be submitted. The first call period will be Sept. 1-30, 2016. The second call is scheduled for March 1-31, 2017.
Requests for sponsorships — through funding or services — in support of events and activities advertising the Port and its facilities should be submitted to
firstname.lastname@example.org and address criteria outlined in the new policy. Table Sponsorships requests can be submitted year-round.