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Port Manatee Continues Global Expansion

Port Manatee Continues Global Expansion

Two new promotional offices representing Port Manatee’s International Trade Hub have been opened in the Latin America and European regions, according to a release from the company this week. The additional offices further advance the Port’s goals to penetrate global markets while sustaining global commerce.  MedellínColombia and BarcelonaSpain are the latest locations.
“The opening of these two offices is a momentous step in connecting world markets and the dynamic business community of greater Manatee County and Southwest Florida,” said Iván Mutis, coordinator of the International Trade Hub at Port Manatee since its inception in 2014. “The Latin American and European office presences perfectly complement the successful initiatives the trade hub has been advancing over the past five years.”
“The offices provide soft landing platforms in major global markets for leaders of businesses of Manatee County and all of Southwest Florida exploring opportunities in Latin America and Europe, respectively,” said Carlos Buqueras, executive director of Port Manatee. “We already are making plans to further expand the global office presence of the International Trade Hub at Port Manatee.”
“The proactive efforts of the International Trade Hub at Port Manatee, including through foreign offices, furnish advantageous opportunities for expanding the already impressive socioeconomic contributions of Port Manatee throughout our region,” said Vanessa Baugh, chairwoman of the Manatee County Port Authority.
Source: Port of Manatee 

Carver Maritime Manatee Confirms First Successful Shipment


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
 

Port Manatee Begins Shipping Scrap Metal

Palmetto, FL – With the September call of the bulk carrier Sen Treasure, Port Manatee Scrap Metal Inc. is embarking upon exportation of scrap metal to Mexico from Port Manatee.

The ship departed Port Manatee bound for Veracruz last week after taking on a cargo of more than 13,325 metric tons of material trucked from the Port Manatee Scrap Metal facility located less than 2 miles from the dock.

The facility features a state-of-the-industry shredder system.

The port is looking to benefit in multiple ways from its proximity across the Gulf of Mexico to Mexican auto-making plants, including through its partnership with terminal operator, The Pasha Group.

The port recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Pasha for the development and marketing of a full-service, multipurpose roll-on/roll-off terminal and vehicle processing facility.

The closest US deepwater seaport to the expanding Panama Canal, Port Manatee serves bulk, break-bulk, container, heavy-lift, project and general cargo customers.

The port generates more than $2.3 billion in annual economic impact for the local community, while supporting more than 24,000 jobs regionally, without the benefit of ad-valorem taxes.

“Port Manatee is delighted with its relationship with Port Manatee Scrap Metal and looks forward to numerous similar shipments for years to come,” said Carlos Buqueras, Port Manatee’s executive director.

09/17/2014

Port Manatee to Develop New Intermodal Hub

Palmetto, FL – Port Manatee is developing an international intermodal trade hub to assist companies from throughout the world in advancing production, distribution and other business activities, including innovative global supply chain solutions.

“As the closest US deep-water seaport to the expanding Panama Canal, Port Manatee is drawing increased interest,” said Carlos Buqueras, Port Manatee’s executive director.

The new hub, he said, “will provide locally and internationally headquartered companies alike with a landing platform for capitalizing upon Port Manatee’s unique position in the global marketplace.”

Companies from across Europe, Latin America, the Caribbean and Asia are expected to be among those companies with operations in the new Port Manatee Intermodal Center.

Firms currently engaged in – or seeking to take part in – trade with Cuba are to be a “particular focus,” said Buqueras, adding that both outbound and inbound overseas trade mission programs are being organized “to further boost the effectiveness” of the new hub.

“The international trade hub will be good for global commerce and good for Port Manatee, while enhancing economic benefits to Manatee County,” Buqueras said.

Port Manatee is a multipurpose deepwater seaport at the entrance to Tampa Bay, Florida, that serves bulk, breakbulk, container, heavy-lift, project and general cargo customers.

06/11/2014