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


Port Manatee Receives Homeland Security C-TPAT Recertification

The certification allows fewer customs examinations and accelerated processing of cargo.

09/29/2020 By Staff


Port Manatee Advances $8.3 Million Dockside Yard Expansion

The project will nearly double the size of the port's dockside container yard.

07/28/2020 By Staff


Port Manatee Awarded $813,090 Federal Security Grant

The funds will enable the port to make multiple security-related enhancements.

07/02/2020 By Staff


Port Manatee Announces $3.9 Billion Annual Economic Impact

The port also directly and indirectly generated 27,156 jobs.

05/19/2020 By Staff


Port Manatee Opens Transfer Facility, Maximizing Throughput

The 3.6-acre facility was completed in three months at a port investment of $916,093, while supporting 10 construction jobs.

04/09/2020 By Staff


Port Manatee Trade Hub Adds Chile Office

The new office in Santiago will be led by Guillermo Patricio Guzmán Marin, a global trade specialist.

02/20/2020 By Staff


World Direct Shipping Extends Port Manatee Agreement, Adds Vessel

Port Manatee officials say the extension could bring total value of the World Direct Shipping contract through 2026 to more than $8 million.

01/14/2020 Photography by Staff

Fast Track

Manatee County Port Authority Elects Priscilla Whisenant Trace as Chairwoman

Whisenant Trace has served on the county’s commission and the port’s board since 2016.

12/19/2019 Photography by Staff


Port Manatee Security Training Earns Coast Guard Certification

It is the only approved course offered by a U.S. seaport.

12/06/2019 By Staff

Fast Track

Port Manatee’s Virginia Zimmermann Named International Propeller Club Member of Year

Zimmerman, Port Manatee's senior communications manager, was selected from more than 6,000 members throughout the world.

10/24/2019 By Staff

Ship Shape

Port Manatee Breaks Fiscal Year Cargo Records

Among other accomplishments, the port topped 10 million tons of total annual throughput for the first time in its 50-year history.

10/15/2019 By Staff


Port Manatee Awarded More than $1.4 Million to Bolster Security

The award will be joined by a 25 percent port match of $475,000, totaling $1.9 million in investments.

08/07/2019 By Staff

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


Port Opens New Trade Offices in Colombia and Spain

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

02/20/2019 By Staff


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


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