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New Port Manatee service offers swift Mexico link
A new direct, weekly Port Manatee service is offering a super-swift two-way connection between Mexico and U.S. markets for refrigerated produce and other goods.The service, to begin with an Oct. 28 call at Port Manatee, is being introduced by Gulf Breeze, Fla.-based World Direct Shipping, focused on fulfilling a need for a more prompt link for perishable and nonperishable goods.
Port Manatee tram tours to resume Oct. 20
One of the Tampa Bay area’s favorite free attractions – Port Manatee’s award-winning public tram tour program – is slated to resume Oct. 20, following a summer hiatus.

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Located on Tampa Bay, Port Manatee is one of Florida’s largest ports and regarded as the closest U.S. deepwater seaport to the Panama Canal. This booming Gulf Coast gateway of international trade is unique and offers distinct advantages – superior intermodal connectivity, competitive rates and a prime location with nearly 5,000 acres of surrounding green space ripe for development.

Whether you’re on a fact-finding mission about business opportunities at Port Manatee, or just want to learn about one of Tampa Bay’s most robust economic engines, we’re glad you’re here.

Enjoy your visit, and we’re confident you’ll discover why Port Manatee is the right turn on Tampa Bay.


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