Port Tampa Bay believes 2020 will be a big year with an expansion of its container terminal, three weekly trans-Pacific vessel calls, and a major push to win cargo owners in the Interstate 4 corridor by selling the value of short hauls to maximize hours of service.
Port of Tampa
Port of Tampa
The latest news and developments effecting the Port of Tampa and the shippers, transportation providers and drayage companies who utilize the port.
Port Tampa Bay hosts successful and insightful conference/port tour for International Pineapple Organization
Nation’s first unit train-to-pipeline distribution system and intermodal hub nears completion at Port of Tampa
02 Jan 2020
Volume growth at US Gulf Coast ports easily outpaced both the East and West Coasts in 2019, albeit from a smaller base, and port officials expect another strong year in 2020.
03 Jun 2019
With uncertainty surrounding US-Mexico relations, including threats of border shutdowns, tariffs and a Congressional showdown the US-Mexico-Canada agreement (USMCA-NAFTA 2), shippers are expressing more interest in all-water options to bypass any congestion on the border.
22 May 2019
Group Mexico’s purchase of Florida East Coast Railway has opened up new opportunities for Florida ports to court all-water service from Mexico to bypass the congestion of Texas border crossings.
22 May 2019
The Port of Houston is using soon-to-be-signed legislation limiting vessel sizes on its ship channel as motivation to expedite a widening project that will enable 13,000-TEU ships to access the port in four to five years.
19 Feb 2019
CMA CGM will begin calling Port Tampa Bay in May with its PEX3 service, the second major weekly Asian string to visit the central Florida port in 2019.
05 Dec 2018
The new service highlights a state-wide effort to attract cargo destined for Florida but that moves through other gateways.
07 Sep 2018
An axiom argues, “Necessity is the mother of invention,” and there’s no better example of that than what tight North American truck capacity has prompted.
13 Apr 2018
Without the delays of the nation’s other coasts, and with a growing population and the desire of companies to place inventory closer to customers, the US Gulf region’s ports have a competitive edge and are poised for business wins.
16 Feb 2018
Tampa port officials hope an initial shipment of bananas through a new dockside cold storage warehouse will be the start of a new market for the Florida port.
10 Feb 2018
With the long-awaited boom in US production of synthetic resins expected to finally materialize this year, shippers are urging carriers to add more services from the Gulf to Asia. But will ocean carriers respond?