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Port Manatee Briefing for Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Waterborne operations at Port Manatee remain uninterrupted, with its ability to move cargo not impacted. The port is monitoring the developments regarding the Coronavirus (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.
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. Please visit our newsroom tab for more information.

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Port Manatee trade hub adds Chile office

Port Manatee trade hub adds Chile office

The International Trade Hub at Port Manatee is further extending its network of global promotional representation with the opening of an office in Santiago, the capital and largest city of Chile.

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Port Manatee breaks fiscal year cargo records again

Port Manatee breaks fiscal year cargo records again

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.

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Port Manatee, Kinder Morgan ink terminal lease extension

Port Manatee, Kinder Morgan ink terminal lease extension

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.

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Port Manatee receives first Carver Maritime shipment

Port Manatee receives first Carver Maritime shipment

Port Manatee has received its first shipment for its newest terminal operator, Carver Maritime Manatee LLC, with arrival Wednesday [Feb. 6] of a ship bringing nearly 50,000 tons of raw material to be used in Florida cement manufacturing.

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