CMA CGM’s decision to no longer directly serve Port Tampa Bay leaves the Florida port with two direct Asia container services.
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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
16 Jun 2020
Port Tampa Bay has received almost $20 million in a federal grant to help construct a second 1,300-foot berth and a 30-acre container yard, key elements of its plan to increase capacity to handle three Asian direct services.
15 Jan 2020
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.
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.
11 Oct 2019
Port Tampa Bay President and CEO Paul Anderson on the geopolitical factors at play in the looming deadline for the Intern
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?
20 Nov 2017
US Gulf ports’ share of the nation’s container trade has been inching up for several years.
16 Oct 2017
Wade Elliot, vice president of business and marketing development for Port Tampa Bay, talks about the factors that have ports along the US Gulf preparing for future growth.
13 Sep 2017
IHS Markit estimates about half of Florida’s filling stations have fuel now, though widespread shortages were still being reported Tuesday.
12 Sep 2017
Analysts and transportation providers say Hurricane Irma, which followed hot on the heels of Hurricane Harvey, could have lasting impacts on truck rates and capacity through January 2018.
08 Sep 2017
Hurricane Irma’s arrival this weekend threatens to roil US supply chains and seriously impact trucking rates.
13 Jul 2017
Moving into the position of third-largest, by population, state in the US has propelled Florida's food and beverage business, said Paul Anderson, Florida Ports Council Chairman and Port Tampa Bay CEO.
03 Jan 2017
Port Tampa Bay commissioners have approved a contract for construction of a second berth for breakbulk and bulk operations.
14 Dec 2016
It’s not clear just how much of an impact $1 billion in investment had on the top Florida ports gaining a larger share of Asia imports, but the gains are real.
26 Nov 2016
US Gulf ports have gotten a taste of Asian all-water container services and are hungry for more.
09 Nov 2016
Things could be better, but they also could be a lot worse for breakbulk and project cargo shipping in US Gulf ports.
27 Jul 2016
Linea Peninsular has added a weekly container service to Port Tampa Bay.
25 Jul 2016
Port touts its proximity to distribution centers along Florida's I-4 corridor.
14 Apr 2016
JOC.com Executive Editor Mark Szakonyi talks to Port Tampa Bay President and CEO Paul Anderson on the sidelines of TPM 2016 about the port’s cargo mix, where it sees growth opportunities, new cranes that will increase the size of the ships the port can handle, and what they mean for competition among Gulf Coast ports.
09 Apr 2016
Port Tampa Bay hopes its new post-Panamax cranes will help propel its fast-growing, but low volume container business by attracting new services and encourage the two carriers that call the Florida port to deploy larger vessels and bring more volume.
15 Feb 2016
The eyes of Texas and other U.S. Gulf ports are fixed on the opening of the new Panama Canal locks later this spring. Port executives expect the long-delayed opening to post-Panamax vessel traffic will be a seminal event in the growth of their volumes, but later rather than sooner.
23 Sep 2015
Florida’s Port Tampa Bay joins the ranks of other U.S. Southeast ports that will soon be able to handle direct imports of select cold-treated produce from South America, bringing new business to the Sunshine State and cutting logistics costs for produce shippers.
03 Sep 2015
Port Tampa Bay president and CEO Paul Anderson has been named chairman of Florida’s ports council, where all 15 of the state’s public seaports have been making a concerted effort of late to lure new business to the Sunshine State’s marine gateways.
28 Aug 2015
South Florida ports are readying themselves for gale force winds and a downpour of rain as Tropical Storm Erika prepares to make landfall in the Sunshine State this Monday.
13 Mar 2015
Florida Gov. Rick Scott’s attempt to lure shippers — from Bacardi to Ikea — away from California may not necessarily bring big business to the Sunshine State, but it will bring the national media attention that some say Florida ports need.
18 Feb 2015
Florida needs to amp up its marketing efforts, offer new incentives and cut red tape in order to reclaim containerized imports and exports tied to the state but handled by other states’ ports, according to study released on Wednesday.
24 Oct 2014
The Port of Tampa Bay is hoping the addition of two new post-Panamax cranes will usher in a "new era" for the port's container business.
13 Oct 2014
Protesters were unsuccessful in delaying the arrival of the Zim Alabama at the Port of Tampa Bay over the weekend, though demonstrations against the Israeli-owned carrier are beginning to spread to more U.S. ports.
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