$4.7M port project will aid Disney ships

The Port Canaveral Authority Board of Commissioners has awarded a $4.7 million contract for enhancements that will allow it to accommodate two new Disney Cruise Line ships that will hold more than 4,000 passengers each.

Misener Marine Construction of Tampa won the contract that includes building a deep-water seawall, additional moorings and dredging. The project, when engineering costs are factored in, is worth about $5.1 million.

The first of the new ships will arrive at the port in 2011 and the second comes a year later.

The port is also building a 1,000-space parking garage to handle additional traffic associated with the ships. Construction of the garage is expected to begin next May and finish in April 2010.


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