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Port Manatee is seen as an ideal gateway for Ecuadorian imports to burgeoning Central and Southwest Florida markets, according to a top trade official visiting the Florida Gulf Coast port.read more
Port Manatee has shattered prior annual records for container volume while also reporting its top year ever for total cargo tons moved in the fiscal year ended Sept. 30.read more
Ocean carrier World Direct Shipping is doubling its service across the Gulf of Mexico between the state of Veracruz and Central Florida’s Port Manatee.read more
Port Manatee is serving as a launching point for efforts to help restore communications in Puerto Rico in the wake of Hurricane Maria.read more
Port Manatee has been awarded a $946,950 federal security grant, enabling the Central Florida Gulf Coast port to double the number of outbound lanes at its main gate.
Port Manatee’s commercial ties with El Salvador are getting a boost through collaboration with leaders of the Salvadoran American Chamber of Commerce of Florida and the Hispanic Commerce Coalition.read more
Port Manatee’s container volume for the first 10 months of its current fiscal year has already reached a full-year record.
Port Manatee and Ocala business leaders are exploring commercial ties to bridge the 120 miles between the Central Florida Gulf Coast seaport and businesses of the Heart of Florida region.read more
Port Manatee’s Berth 9 is now able to accommodate heavier loads thanks to completion of a reconstruction project in concert with the Florida Department of Transportation.read more
Port Manatee and Chile are pursuing considerable opportunities to boost two-way trade, according to a Chilean official who visited the Central Florida Gulf Coast port Thursday [June 15].read more
The Port Manatee Propeller Club has honored U.S. merchant mariners past and present with laying of a wreath in the port’s ship basin following landside National Maritime Day ceremonies.read more
Port Manatee and Guatemala are seeking to build upon their already significant relationship in the wake of a visit from a Guatemalan trade commissioner.read more
Port Manatee has achieved certification as a member of the federal Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism homeland security program, facilitating expedited clearance of import shipments.read more
Truckers serving Port Manatee, having been recognized with a free lunch, can look for nourishment of their souls throughout the year thanks to a new ministry of the port-based Anchor House Mission.read more
Port Manatee and Colombia are looking to expand commercial ties following a visit to the Florida Gulf Coast port from a Colombian trade official.read more
Port Manatee has extended its agreement with World Direct Shipping to maintain its swift weekly service between the Florida Gulf Coast port and the Mexican state of Veracruz for as many as five more years.read more
Indicative of its extensive collaborative relationships, Port Manatee has hosted more than 100 Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission law enforcement division officers – plus four canines – from a 12-county area at the state agency’s annual meeting.read more
Offering enhanced capabilities for movement of oversized cargo, Port Manatee’s newly expanded south gate complex is now open.read more
Vanessa Baugh has been elected to a one-year term as chairwoman of the governing board of Port Manatee, which also has chosen its two newest members – Priscilla Whisenant Trace and Stephen R. Jonsson – and continuing member Charles B. Smith as officers.read more
Fuel operations at Port Manatee are undergoing significant expansion, with additional capacity and a long-term contract extension expected to further increase liquid bulk cargo volumes at the port while supporting growth of RaceTrac Petroleum Inc.’s Florida presence.read more