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Port Manatee to host Ringling Bros. circus train
The Greatest Show On Earth® is planning to winter at Port Manatee for at least the next decade. The 61-car circus train of Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® – replete with some 250 performers and crew members – is slated to arrive Nov. 17 at Port Manatee and stay through Christmas Eve, under a lease agreement approved by the Manatee County Port Authority.
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We Move What Moves You
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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