Tampa Bay’s Port Manatee is undeniably unique. With nearly 5,000 acres of largely undeveloped land just outside the port’s gates, Port Manatee has room to grow. The port offers major incentives to entice the relocation and development of distribution centers within the Florida International Gateway. And, shippers don’t face landside gridlock thanks to fast access to Interstates 75 and 275 and Port Manatee's own railroad connecting to CSX rail lines. Port Manatee is the closest U.S. deepwater seaport to the Panama Canal and it is a short distance from the open waters of the Gulf of Mexico.