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Port Projects: Canaveral, Virginia

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Port Canaveral Opens Expanded Parking Lot for the Cove More Than Two Months Ahead of Schedule
Port Canaveral expanded its parking lot at the Cove on the port’s south side. The approximate 160,000 square foot newly paved lot, located between Glen Cheek Drive and Mullet Road, boasts an additional 337 parking spaces, an approximate 150% increase from the original 225 parking spots. Construction began in August 2017 and was completed in February 2018, more than two months ahead of schedule at a total cost of $1.22 million.
The parking lot features eight additional accessible parking spaces with two ramps for easy access to the street. The entire lot is outfitted with high-tech security lighting and cameras.  Outdoor lighting at Port Canaveral features energy efficient "turtle-friendly lighting," designed to protect sea turtles from the adverse effects of artificial lights.
Local construction company Rush Construction from Titusville performed the work on the new parking lot, including resealing and restriping of the existing parking area adjacent to the new parking lot.
Expansion Moves Forward at VIG as Deliveries of New Cargo Handling Equipment Increase
Eight new shuttle trucks are being prepared for service at Virginia International Gateway (VIG) to support the Port of Virginia’s capacity expansion project.
The shuttle trucks are mobile container handlers that quickly move export and import containers from the piers to the container stacks using fuel-efficient diesel-electric power. They will be used to support expanded vessel and container operations at VIG that will come as a result of the berth and container yard expansions.
Since February 2, eight new low-emission, diesel-electric shuttle trucks, four new cantilever rail-mounted gantry cranes and six new rail-mounted gantry cranes (RMGs) have been delivered. The terminal will receive eight more new shuttle trucks by the end of March and 20 additional RMGs by summer’s end. Four new large ship-to-shore cargo cranes are set to arrive in early 2019.
At VIG, the process of bringing new stacks on line will continue through August; the expansion will be complete by spring 2019.


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