Waterborne operations at Port Manatee remain uninterrupted, with its ability to move cargo not impacted. The port is monitoring the developments regarding COVID-19. We are following all protocols established by the U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Customs and Border Protection and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Our highest priority is the safety, health and well-being of our workforce, tenants and business partners. The port is continually evaluating procedures as this situation evolves and will make adjustments as needed.

There is no disruption to port customers at this time. For information concerning specific changes in operations, please contact the stevedore or terminal operator directly.

Effective Monday, March 30, 2020, Port Manatee has suspended until further notice acceptance and processing of applications for the Transportation Security Administration’s TSA Pre✔® program, a federal initiative designed to expedite screening of low-risk travelers at participating airport checkpoints throughout the nation. The center remains open for TWIC® (Transportation Worker Identification Credential) enrollment.

Effective Monday, April 6, 2020, Port Manatee is only accepting payments through credit and debit cards for Access Control and truck scale transactions in order to better protect staff and business partners from potential exposure to COVID-19.

TWIC extension:
In order to reduce traffic in the TWIC enrollment center the TSA has granted an automatic 180 Day extension to all TWIC credentials which expire between March 1, 2020 and July 31, 2020. The port access control center will reactivate TWIC credentials to reflect the new expiration dates. Please email tmelvin@portmanatee.com to arrange for your extension.

For more information on COVID-19, please visit the following websites:

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention  

Florida Department of Health