TAMPA PORT AGENCY BUYS REEFER FIRM

TAMPA PORT AGENCY BUYS REEFER FIRM

The Tampa Port Authority's board of commissioners recently approved the

purchase of Harborside Refrigerated Services, which handles more than 30 percent of the port's general cargo business.

The $4.5 million business translates into the port gaining control of the building and land that handle more than 300,000 tons of import and export refrigerated cargo.The board also approved the purchase of 170 acres of Port Redwing, the last large undeveloped parcel of land located on deep water in the Tampa Port District.

"Like the Harborside purchase, the Port Redwing buy prepares the port for future development - we now have an increased inventory of deep water land to offer prospective tenants."