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Florida Governor Rick Scott Expedites Funding for Turning Basin Improvements at Port Canaveral

CANAVERAL, Fla. (August 9, 2012) – The Florida Ports Council released the following statement on Governor Rick Scott approving funds for the Port Canaveral project to widen and deepen the West Turning Basin and Entrance.

“With cruise and cargo ships growing larger, Governor Scott’s decision to expedite this project will put Port Canaveral more quickly in a position to capitalize on cargo and cruise business opportunities,” said Doug Wheeler, president of Florida Ports Council. “In addition, this investment will help Port Canaveral retain high-wage jobs and will bring much-needed new jobs to this critical region. We look forward to continuing our work with Governor Scott and the Florida Department of Transportation in identifying future strategic port investments.”