James A. Jones Jr.

Government, Business, Logistics, TCA

Shipping Firm Proposes CSX Project at SeaPort Manatee

aerial SeaPort Manatee SeaPort Manatee

PALMETTO, Fla. — The owners of World Direct Shipping have announced a bold initiative to send imported manufactured goods from SeaPort Manatee to the Northeast via a proposed CSX rail connection.

James A. Jones Jr. | The Bradenton (Fla.) Herald
April 22, 2022
Government, Business, Logistics, TCA

SeaPort Manatee on Track for Record Year

DelMonte ship at Port Manatee The increase was facilitated by volume growth for Fresh Del Monte Produce Inc. (SeaPort Manatee)

PALMETTO, Fla. — SeaPort Manatee appears to be on track to set a record in total cargo, surpassing its high mark of nearly 10.5 million tons set in fiscal 2021.

James A. Jones Jr. | The Bradenton (Fla.) Herald
April 20, 2022
Government, Business, TCA

Port Manatee Sees Record Container Cargo Business

Port Manatee in Florida Manatee County Port Authority

PORT MANATEE, Fla. — In spite of the COVID-19 pandemic, Port Manatee is experiencing a boom in business with containerized cargo trade increasing nearly 74% in the six months ending March 31, compared to the same period a year earlier.

James A. Jones Jr. | The Bradenton (Fla.) Herald
April 16, 2021
Business, TCA

Expansion Needed to Keep up With Growth at Port Manatee

Port Manatee in Florida Port Manatee

PORT MANATEE, Fla. — It may cost as much as $127 million over the next five years, and $500 million over the next 20 years, to build the facilities to keep up with growth at Port Manatee.

James A. Jones Jr. | The Bradenton (Fla.) Herald
August 16, 2019