"When port authorities communicate strategically with their many audiences, including their communities, business leaders and policy makers, they're better able to show their tremendous value as drivers of economic development, environmental enhancement and job creation." - Kurt Nagle, president and CEO of the American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA).
Port Canaveral received five awards in this year's AAPA Communications Program, including a top honor for a special public event -- the arrival of our new cargo cranes -- and its efforts to raise public awareness and draw media coverage. The Port also earned awards for two other public events - the boat launch complex dedication and the 2014 State of the Port Business Community briefing -- plus two major Port publications -- the Port Canaveral Magazine and the Canaveral 2015 Report. Among the judge's comments: "Nice job in linking the commercial mission of the port with goals that are important to the community." "Shows an active thriving port that is engaged with community, customers and public. Looks like a great port with lots of future growth and potential!"
Port Canaveral is one of 25 seaports out of 160 members that will be awarded Communications honors at a November 4 awards luncheon in conjunction with AAPA's Annual Convention, to be held in Miami this year.