Port Manatee recently signed an extension agreement with Del Monte Fresh Produce N.A. Inc. to keep Del Monte produce entering the port for as many as 20 more years.
Beginning June 13, the south gate entrance to Port Manatee is slated to close for approximately 12 weeks for enhancements to security and traffic flow.
Port Manatee last week reported a 36 percent year-over-year increase in containerized cargo handled in the first half of its fiscal year.
A committee of executives from the Montreal-based stevedore and terminal operator Logistec Corp. met Tuesday at Port Manatee.