Ship Shape

Port Manatee Reports Record-Breaking First Half of 2019

The port has achieved new first-half highs for total tonnage throughput and containerized and bulk cargo activity, according to figures released Thursday, April 18.

04/22/2019 By Staff

Transportation

Port Opens New Trade Offices in Colombia and Spain

The International Trade Hub at Port Manatee recently opened promotional offices in MedellĂ­n, Colombia, and Barcelona, Spain.

02/20/2019 By Staff

Transportation

Ship Delivers Nearly 48,000 Metric Tons of Cement Manufacturing Materials

The shipment was the first delivery made under a new agreement between Port Manatee and a New York terminal operator.

02/12/2019 By Staff

Trade

County Commissioner Picked Again to Lead Port Manatee Board

Manatee County Commissioner Vanessa Baugh was recently elected to a third consecutive one-year term as chairwoman of the Manatee County Port Authority.

12/27/2018 By Staff

Transportation

Port Manatee Sets New Record for Cargo Handling

Port Manatee recently set a new annual record for cargo handling at the facility, reaching a new high of 9.3 million tons during its most recent fiscal year.

10/17/2018 By Staff

Transportation

Port Inks Deal with New York Company

Carver Companies has maritime operations on the Hudson River and in South Carolina and provides development site work, sand and gravel supply and more.

08/21/2018 By Staff

Liquid Commerce

Port Manatee Draws German Interest

The country's consul general sees potential.

03/19/2018 By Staff

Deals

Miami Fuel Company Begins Port Manatee Operations

World Fuel Services recently began marine fuel supply operations at Port Manatee.

03/01/2018 By Staff

Trade

Japanese Diplomat Visits Port Manatee

Ken Okaniwa last week visited Port Manatee to discuss the possibility of expanding commercial ties between the port and Japan.

12/18/2017 By staff

Transportation

Palmetto Shipping Company Adds New Port Manatee-Mexico Route

World Direct Shipping is doubling its number of routes between the Mexican state of Veracruz and Port Manatee.

12/01/2017 By staff

Trade

Ecuadorian Officials Discuss Strengthening Port Manatee Ties

An Ecuadorian trade commissioner and business development manager recently visited Port Manatee.

11/17/2017 By staff

Transportation

Port Container Volume Up 52 Percent

The port moved 39,726 20-foot-equivalent container units during its most recent fiscal year.

10/11/2017 By staff

Communications

Sarasota Company Helping Restore Cell Service in Puerto Rico

A vessel loaded with vehicles, equipment, relief materials and personnel from Sarasota's USA Groups departed for San Juan this week.

10/06/2017 By staff

Transportation

Salvadoran Business Officials Tour Port Manatee

Officials from Salvadoran business organizations recently toured Port Manatee and discussed the possibility of expanding the port's commercial ties to El Salvador.

08/22/2017 By staff

Transportation

Port Manatee Sees Record Container Traffic

Just 10 months into its current fiscal year, Port Manatee has already broken its record for container shipments in a full year.

08/09/2017 By staff

Transportation

Port Manatee Exploring Commercial Opportunities with Ocala Businesses

Port Manatee executives and business leaders from Ocala are exploring possible commercial ties to bridge the 120 miles between the port and Central Florida.

08/01/2017 By staff

Transportation

Port Extends Shipping Deal for Mexican Produce

Port Manatee recently extended its agreement with Palmetto's World Direct Shipping to maintain weekly service between the port and the Mexican state of Veracruz for up to five more years.

05/10/2017 By staff

Trade

Colombian Official Visits Port Manatee

Port Manatee and Colombia are looking to expand commercial ties following a visit to the port by Juan Barrera, the general deputy director for the United States of ProColombia USA.

04/24/2017 By staff

Shipping News

Port Manatee Opens Expanded South Gate

The project allows for additional oversized cargo.

12/19/2016 By staff

Transportation

Port Manatee Tram Tours Resume Next Week

The free tours provide an up-close view of Port Manatee and Tampa Bay, from shipping activity to wildlife.

10/12/2016 Research by staff