As a diverse global gateway, Port Manatee can handle a variety of bulk, break bulk, containerized and heavy lift project cargos. Port Manatee offers excellent highway connectivity, a congestion free environment as well as on-dock-rail.

In 2013 Port Manatee finished the construction of the first 10 acres of the South Port Intermodal Terminal, a planned 52-acre container and vehicle facility.

Added to support Port Manatee’s cargo mix are the two Gottwald HMK 6407 mobile harbor cranes capable of handling a variety of commodities at multiple berth locations. These cranes each have a lift capacity of 100 tons at 80 feet and a tandem lift capacity of 165 tons making this the highest tandem lift capacity of any Florida Port Authority. Port Manatee’s 70 acres of laydown area with competitive free time as well as 1200 PSF capacity makes it a competitive choice for project cargo.





  • Two mobile harbor cranes equipped with clam-bucketsBulk
  • 40 feet deep water draft
  • 10 acres bulk pad to be developed in 2015
  • Previously handled bulk commodities include bulk juices, aggregates, and agricultural products





  • Two mobile harbor cranes with a lift capacity of 100 tons each, 165 tons combinedBreakbulk
  • 10 acres intermodal yard
  • Ample laydown area of 70 acres
  • Up to 60 days free time
  • Previously handled breakbulk commodities include vehicles, lumber, steel coils, ingots, rebar, fruits and vegetables





  • Fast efficient truck turn timesContainers
  • Two mobile harbor cranes can handle 25-30 lifts an hour
  • Closest US port to the Panama Canal




Project Cargo


  • Two mobile harbor cranes, highest tandem lift capacity of any Florida port authorityProject Cargo
  • 70 acres ample laydown area
  • Free time up to 60 days
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