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.