Work is progressing on a USD39 million programme to rebuild Port Canaveral’s North Cargo Berth 4 (NCB4).

NCB4 overhaul progressing

Source: Port Canaveral

The reconstruction of NCB4 includes removing the obsolete pier and replacing it with a 981 ft (299 m) multipurpose wharf. 

The old pier has been out of service for nearly 10 years. The project aims to enhance Port Canaveral’s capabilities and is located next to the newly rebuilt North Cargo Berth 3 (NCB3), an active multipurpose cargo berth. HLPFI reported in June 2023 that work at NCB3 was completed. 

The bulkhead piles and A-frame piles have been installed, and work has commenced on installing nearly 400 concrete piles. Additionally, the area between NCB3 and NCB4 will include a designated space to securely tie down a mobile harbour crane during severe weather events. The berth will also be equipped with plug-in receptacles to accommodate the port’s two mobile harbour cranes: LMH #11 or LMH #12. 

When completed in Q4 2024, NCB4 will accommodate a wide range of vessels and cargo discharge operations.