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


Ecuadorian Officials Discuss Strengthening Port Manatee Ties

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

11/17/2017 By staff


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


Port Manatee Promotes Two

Port Manatee recently promoted Denise Stufflebeam to senior director of business administration and finance and Virginia Zimmermann to senior communications manager.

10/04/2016 Research by staff


Port Manatee, Del Monte Sign Extension Agreement

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.

08/18/2016 Research by staff


New Cross-Gulf Containership Arrives at Port Manatee

Port Manatee recently welcomed the M/V Queen B, the new containership in World Direct Shipping’s cross-gulf service to Mexico.

07/29/2016 Research by staff


Port Manatee Executive Attends Panama Canal Expansion Celebration

Matty Appice recently returned from ceremonies celebrating the expansion of the Panama Canal, touting his optimism that the historic development will benefit Port Manatee.

06/29/2016 Research by staff


$1 Million Modernization Coming to Port Manatee

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.

06/08/2016 Photography by staff


Port Manatee Traffic Up 36 Percent

Port Manatee last week reported a 36 percent year-over-year increase in containerized cargo handled in the first half of its fiscal year.

04/11/2016 Research by staff


Canadian Company Performs Health, Safety Audit at Port Manatee

A committee of executives from the Montreal-based stevedore and terminal operator Logistec Corp. met Tuesday at Port Manatee.

04/05/2016 Research by staff