Roughly 50,000 tons of cement manufacturing material was successfully received at Port Mantee’s new terminal operator, Carver Maritime Manatee LLC this past week. The shipment marks the first to be received at the new terminal operator since its opening.
Port Manatee, known as the closest U.S. deepwater seaport to the expanded Panama Canal, boasts a substantial $2.3 billion in annual economic impact for the local community while supporting some 24,000 jobs – all without levying ad-valorem taxes.
“Our first experience at Port Manatee has been nothing but an absolute pleasure,” said Stephen Kelly, Carver’s senior vice president of sales and business development. “The people of Port Manatee have been extremely supportive, informative and cooperative. Carver Maritime Manatee is looking forward to bringing more such shipments into Port Manatee in the near future.”
Carver Maritime Manatee also boasts recent renovations inclusive of a 10-acre cargo facility with deepwater access, in addition to rehabilitating a 1,400-foot-long conveyor system on the leased site.
“We are delighted to have Carver as an active participant in the expansion of our port,” said Carlos Buqueras, Port Manatee’s executive director. “Carver’s operations are a perfect complement to the increasingly diverse activity taking place at Manatee County’s seaport.”
Source: Port Manatee