Port Canaveral to add charging stations for electric vehicles

800px-Electric_vehicle_charging_station_at_Intermodal_Transit_Facility_-_Hillsboro,_OregonPort Canaveral is planning to add charging stations for electric vehicles at the parking lot near the Exploration Tower area. The project will be developed in partnership between the port and Nissan.

Nissan which makes the Leaf electric cars will pick up some of the costs. Nissan Motor Company Ltd will spend about $31,000 for the cost of the equipment and Port Canaveral will pay another $18,376 for the engineering, design and installation work. Continue reading

The Disney Dream – cruise ship

Disney Dream Cruise

Disney Dream

The Disney Dream is a Panamax – cruise ship of the American shipping company Disney Cruise Line . It is the first ship to the shipping company on the Meyer Werft shipyard in Papenburg ( Ems was built). With a length of almost 340 meters, and a survey of approximately 130,000 gross tonnage was the Disney Dream on delivery in December 2010, the largest cruise ship built in Germany.


On 24 April 2007 ordered the Disney Cruise Line , the two post-Panamax cruise ship Disney Dream and Disney Fantasy at the Papenburg shipyard Meyer Werft . On 2 March 2009, the cut of the shipbuilding began reinforcing steel and the end of August of the same year, the keel was laid . On 1 June 2010 was the last building block, a 260-ton portion of the bow mounted. After undocking on 30 October 2010 was the Disney Dream in the night of 12 on the 13th November 2010 from Papenburg on the pent Ems to Eemshaven transferred from where the shipyard began sea trials, the ship was equipped.
It was the last transfer under the flag of the Meyer Werft on Hamburg to Bremerhaven . There the ship was on 9 December – symbolized by the traditional flag change – from the Meyer Werft to the president of Disney Cruise Line, Karl Holz, passed. At the Columbus Quay was still the completion of the equipment and supplies, as well as the ship’s crew, Captain Tom Forberg took command of the ship.
The crossing to Florida on 19 December 2010. The Disney Dream will be on trails in the Caribbean used. The ship was on 19 January 2011 by the U.S. singer and actress Jennifer Hudson baptized. After a two night cruise to editors and competition winner, the Disney Dream left on 26 January 2011 Port Canaveral for its maiden voyage .


The appearance of the ship based on passenger ships of 1930 years and has both design elements of Art Deco and on elements of the Disney World. The hull is black, the white superstructure with two red chimneys. The interior cabins of the Disney Dream all have a “virtual porthole” in which a high-resolution real-time view is shown on the sea. In addition, Disney characters from the animated film are Finding Nemo , or Mickey Mouse recorded. One of the attractions on board, the water slide , “Aqua Duck” called. It is 233 meters long and spans four decks.

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