Manatee County Commissioner George Kruse has been elected chairman of the Manatee County Port Authority.
SeaPort Manatee continues its record-setting activity, including an increase of nearly 35 percent in containerized cargo tonnage for the just-ended fiscal year, according to figures released today [Thursday, Oct. 13] by the Southwest and Central Florida trade hub.
With free lunches, gift-filled goody bags and a first-time trucking summit, SeaPort Manatee has celebrated its seventh annual Trucker Appreciation Day, honoring – and interacting with – many of the hundreds of professional drivers who keep the supply chain flowing each day through the Florida Gulf Coast trade gateway.
SeaPort Manatee has been awarded a federal grant of nearly $12 million to advance a 16.56-acre expansion of container yard facilities.
SeaPort Manatee’s annual economic impact has surged to more than $5.1 billion, up 30 percent from just two years earlier, while the number of jobs generated by the seaport has grown more than 37 percent, to 37,287, according to a study report released today [Tuesday, Aug. 16].
SeaPort Manatee and terminal operator LOGISTEC USA Inc., a subsidiary of LOGISTEC Corp., are further enhancing cargo-handling capabilities with the April addition of two new Konecranes Gottwald Generation 6 mobile harbor cranes at the thriving Florida Gulf Coast trade gateway.
SeaPort Manatee keeps setting across-the-board activity records, highlighted by an upsurge of more than 32 percent in containerized cargo tonnage in the six-month period ended March 31 over the comparable year-earlier fiscal half.
SeaPort Manatee is bolstering its senior staff with addition of Dan Fitz-Patrick in the newly created position of director of planning and project development.
PALMETTO, Florida – SeaPort Manatee is being launched as the forward-looking identity of the Manatee County Port Authority’s dynamic global trade gateway on the Gulf…