Manatee County Commissioner Priscilla Whisenant Trace has been elected to a one-year term as chairwoman of the Manatee County Port Authority, the governing board of Port Manatee.
Port Manatee’s facility security officer training program – the only such approved course offered by a U.S. seaport – has earned new certification from the U.S. Coast Guard.
Port Manatee’s senior communications manager, Virginia Zimmermann, is The International Propeller Club of the United States’ International Member of the Year, selected from among more than 6,000 members throughout the world.
Port Manatee has again broken multiple fiscal year cargo records, including topping 10 million tons of total annual throughput for the first time in its 50-year history and enjoying a year-over-year increase of nearly 50 percent in containerized cargo activity.
Port Manatee and longtime stevedoring tenant Kinder Morgan Port Manatee Terminal LLC have extended their lease agreement through August 2023, with options to continue cargo operations at a 5-acre waterfront site for as many as 18 additional years.
Having just completed successful global business opportunity events in four Florida cities, the International Trade Hub at Port Manatee continues to expand its commerce-nurturing reach.
Port Manatee has been awarded $1,425,000 in federal funding to advance three projects to bolster security at the fast-growing Central-Southwest Florida Gulf Coast port.
Port Manatee has enjoyed the busiest first fiscal half in its nearly 50-year history, shattering several key cargo records for the six-month period ended March 31.
Abby Lindecamp, who has held accounting positions in Florida’s Manatee County for nearly two decades, has joined Port Manatee in the newly created position of deputy director of business administration and finance.
The International Trade Hub at Port Manatee is bolstering its efforts to facilitate productive links for global commerce with the opening of promotional offices in Latin America and Europe.