Port Manatee

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
Government, Business, Logistics

Port Manatee Gains Approval for Expansion

Port Manatee in Florida Manatee County Port Authority

Manatee County Port Authority approved a construction contract for an $8.3 million project to nearly double the size of Port Manatee’s dockside container yard.

August 3, 2020
Business, Logistics

World Direct Shipping Extends Port Manatee Agreement

Port Manatee in Florida Manatee County Port Authority

World Direct Shipping, a container line based in Port Manatee, Fla., announced it extended its agreement with the Central-Southwest Florida seaport and added a third vessel to its rapidly growing weekly services across the Gulf of Mexico.

January 15, 2020
Government, Business, Safety, Logistics

Port Manatee Earns New Security Training Certification

Port Manatee Port Manatee is the closest U.S. deepwater seaport to the expanded Panama Canal. (Manatee County Port Authority)

Florida’s Port Manatee announced its 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.

December 9, 2019

Port Manatee Sets Records for Cargo Activity

Port Manatee A view of Port Manatee. (Port Manatee)

Port Manatee, near Tampa, Fla., announced its busiest first fiscal half in its nearly 50-year history, shattering several key cargo records for the six-month period ended March 31.

April 22, 2019
Business, Government, Logistics

After Panama Canal Expansion, Port Manatee Optimistic for More Business

Port Manatee

A Port Manatee trade executive has returned from ceremonies marking the expansion of the Panama Canal, saying he is optimistic that the expansion will reap big benefits for the port.

June 29, 2016
Business, Government, Logistics

Port Manatee Looks to Turn Bigger Panama Canal Into Bigger Business

Port Manatee

When the Panama Canal reopens its wider, deeper locks and channel on June 26, Port Manatee officials will be looking to turn that greater capacity into more cargo traffic.

Matt M. Johnson | The Bradenton (Fla.) Herald
June 14, 2016