Hurricane Idalia – Updated 8/31/23

Port Condition IV – SeaPort Manatee is open for vessel traffic and shoreside cargo operations.

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SeaPort Manatee containerized cargo tons climb 34.6 percent in record fiscal 2022
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While setting numerous records in its fiscal year ended Sept. 30, SeaPort Manatee continues as a hub for delivery of fuels and other key commodities to Southwest and Central Florida – an increasingly critical role in the aftermath of Hurricane Ian.

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SeaPort Manatee garners nearly $12 million federal infrastructure grant
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SeaPort Manatee has been awarded a federal grant of nearly $12 million to advance a 16.56-acre expansion of container yard facilities at the thriving Florida Gulf Coast trade gateway

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SeaPort Manatee’s annual impact surges past $5.1 billion
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With an annual economic impact surpassing $5.1 billion, SeaPort Manatee serves as a ships-to-shelves gateway for Southwest and Central Florida while offering more than 5,000 acres of on-port and adjoining properties for future growth.

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Important Info

Latest News

  • SeaPort Manatee exonerated from being source of oil spill
    U.S. Coast Guard suspends investigation after samples collected from port users do not match oil found in basin. – SeaPort Manatee officials deeply appreciate the careful and persistent work of the U.S. Coast Guard related to its recent response activities at the port.
  • SeaPort Manatee celebrates truck drivers with free lunches
    SeaPort Manatee appreciates the hundreds of professional drivers who move goods in and out of the Florida Gulf Coast trade gateway – and the truckers in turn are grateful for the seaport – as demonstrated during the port’s eighth annual Trucker Appreciation Day celebration.
  • Satcher elected Manatee County Port Authority chairman
    Manatee County Commissioner James Satcher has been elected chairman of the Manatee County Port Authority.

Enter The Port

All visitors must proceed to the Access Control Center located at the SeaPort Manatee North Gate, 1705 Piney Point Road, Palmetto, FL 34221

About The Port

Located “Where Tampa Bay Meets the Gulf of Mexico,” SeaPort Manatee is the closest U.S. deepwater seaport to the expanded Panama Canal, with 10 40-foot-draft berths serving container, bulk, breakbulk, heavylift, project and general cargo customers. SeaPort Manatee generates more than $5.1 billion in annual economic impact while providing for more than 37,000 direct and indirect jobs, all without benefit of local property tax support.

SeaPort Manatee is one of Florida’s largest and fastest growing ports, handling a variety of cargos.


  • Mobile harbor cranes equipped with clam-buckets and grabs
  • 40 feet deep water draft


  • Mobile harbor cranes with a lift capacity of 120 tons each, 165 tons combined


  • Four container spreaders
  • Fast efficient truck turn times
  • Closest US port to the Panama Canal


  • Five mobile harbor cranes, highest tandem lift capacity of any Florida port 

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