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


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

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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

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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