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 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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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
Coordinates: 27°38’01 “N 82°33’41*W

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


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

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