SeaPort Manatee, Logistec USA Add Two New Mobile Harbor Cranes

The pair of eco-efficient cranes arrived at SeaPort Manatee on April 22 via trans-Atlantic vessel voyage from Germany.

04/27/2022 By Staff


SeaPort Manatee Reports Record First Fiscal Half

Tonnage was up 32.2 percent.

04/19/2022 By Staff

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SeaPort Manatee Hires Planning Expert Dan Fitz-Patrick

Prior to SeaPort Manatee, Fitz-Patrick spent nearly seven years as manager of FDOT’s Seaport Office.

03/01/2022 By Staff


Port Manatee Rebrands as SeaPort Manatee

The rechristening comes following celebration of all-time-high activity during the fiscal year ended Sept. 30, 2021.

02/17/2022 By Staff

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Bellamy Re-Elected as Manatee County Port Authority Chairman

George Kruse, Misty Servia and James Satcher were also elected to serve one-year port board officer terms.

12/17/2021 By Staff


Port Manatee Reports Record Container Trade for Fiscal Year 2021

The port's containerized cargo trade grew more than 53 percent and total cargo tonnage also reached an all-time high.

10/19/2021 By Staff


Port Manatee Career Fair Set for Oct. 14

The event will be held at the Bradenton Area Convention Center.

10/12/2021 By Staff

Trucker Appreciation Day

Port Manatee Shows Appreciation to Truckers

At the port's sixth annual event, more than 200 truckers were treated to bagged lunches and goody bags.

09/20/2021 By Staff


Port Manatee Serving as Import Hub for MarineMax

Recently, Port Manatee received a shipment of 14 Aquila catamarans, each measuring as long as 54 feet.

08/18/2021 By Staff


Port Manatee Awarded $1 Million-Plus Federal Security Grant

The funding will be used to bolster protection against cyber threats, upgrade the port’s wireless security network and complete a perimeter fencing project.

08/12/2021 By Staff


Port Manatee Acquires 25.5-Acre Facility

As a result, the port is anticipating a jump in steel exports.

07/23/2021 By Staff

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Port Manatee Hires Chief Commercial Officer

In his new role, Charles D. Tillotson will bolster diverse cargo growth at port.

06/03/2021 By Staff


Port Manatee Propeller Club Awards Scholarships

Each year, the Propeller Club gives out scholarships funded through the proceeds of its annual golf outing.

05/26/2021 By Staff


Port Manatee-Based World Direct Shipping Adds Vessel

The latest addition to the WDS fleet can carry as many as 1,800 20-foot-equivalent units of containerized cargo.

05/06/2021 By Staff


Port Manatee Extends Agreement With Fuels Firm

TransMontaigne Terminals LLC has agreed to extend its operations on a 28.41-acre port tract through May 2046.

04/23/2021 By Staff


Port Manatee Container Trade Up 74 Percent in First Half of Fiscal Year

Additionally, the port's short tons of containerized loads were up 56.6 percent over the same timeframe last year.

04/15/2021 By Staff


Port Manatee Now Receiving Imports on Eco-Friendly Container Ships

The new ships help fulfill a company commitment to dramatically reduce vessel fuel consumption and emissions.

01/13/2021 By Staff


Manatee County Commissioner Named Port Authority Chairman

Reggie Bellamy will serve a one-year term overseeing Port Manatee expenditures.

12/17/2020 By Staff


Port Manatee Celebrates 50th Anniversary

The port was dedicated on Oct. 29, 1970.

10/30/2020 By Staff


Port Manatee Reports 54.6 Percent Growth in Container Trade for Fiscal Year 2020

However, the port’s total cargo tonnage for fiscal year 2020 was down 7.5 percent.

10/13/2020 By Staff