The busiest US Gulf Coast ports saw only a small decline in throughput during the first seven months of the year despite the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on consumer demand in the US and abroad.
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20 Nov 2017
US Gulf ports’ share of the nation’s container trade has been inching up for several years.
05 Oct 2017
The first sailing from Tuxpan is scheduled for Jan. 12.
15 Jun 2017
With the rebuilding of Berth 9, Port Manatee has five berths that can handle loads of up to 1,000 pounds per square foot.
19 Dec 2016
Port Manatee has opened new gates with widened lanes to provide more space for large project cargoes.
03 Nov 2016
A liquefied natural gas heat exchanger weighing nearly 500 tons was exported via Port Manatee, Florida.
28 Jul 2016
World Direct Shipping has upgraded its two-year-old Gulf of Mexico service.
17 Sep 2015
Florida’s ports of Jacksonville and Manatee will begin handling direct imports of select cold-treated produce from South America next month, bringing new business to the Sunshine State and cutting logistics costs for produce shippers.
08 Jun 2015
Carlos Buqueras says Port Manatee on Tampa Bay reminds him of Port Everglades, Florida, more than 20 years ago. Buqueras, port executive director, said the port is poised to take advantage of its location, deep channel and undeveloped property.
12 May 2015
The Tampa Port Authority has approved a $20.8 million spending plan to build a new refrigerated warehouse in an attempt to win back perishable food shippers to Port Tampa Bay.
21 Oct 2014
The book is closed on a three-year cross-border trucking pilot project, but the debate over cross-border trucking with Mexico is far from finished.
19 Oct 2014
Growing U.S.-Mexico trade has attracted a new player into the sparse short-sea market connecting the two countries, with a service aimed at the U.S. Southeast market for northbound cargo.
26 Sep 2013
Florida Gov. Rick Scott and members of the state’s cabinet have approved $150 million in bond proceeds to finance projects at Florida ports through the Seaport Investment Program.
23 Sep 2013
Port Manatee and The Pasha Group are teaming up to develop and market a roll-on, roll-off terminal near the entrance to Tampa Bay in Florida.
18 Jan 2013
Naviera Master Line de Venezuela, a division of Miami-based Master Line Shipping Company, has selected Port Manatee in Florida for a new container and breakbulk service to Caribbean and Central and South American locations.
28 Nov 2012
Members of the Manatee County Port Authority in Florida recently elected fellow member Carol Whitmore as 2013 chairman, succeeding Larry Bustle.
24 Sep 2012
Florida’s Port Manatee is getting a federal grant of about $2.5 million toward two new locomotives for the port.