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
South Carolina Ports Authority highlights employee wellness focus during this week’s dedication of the new headquarters building at the Wando Welch Terminal. The building boasts consists of 80,000 square feet housing over 160 employees from the Charleston, SC region.
“The Port’s new headquarters offers a single, modern campus for employees with direct access to our biggest operating terminal, the Wando Welch,” said SCPA president and CEO Jim Newsome. “The building design provides a open floor plan to support cross-functional internal communications, allowing our team to better collaborate and serve the needs of our customers and stakeholders.”
Features supporting employee wellness include an on-site fitness center, on-site primary care and occupational health services provided by MUSC Health, a cafeteria, sit-to-stand desks for all employee workstations as well as a walking trail.
Additionally, local students were granted the opportunity to select the names for the container cranes through a name competition. Out of the 300 entries, 2 student submissions were selected for their creativity in naming the cranes, “Momma Sapphire,” submitted by Sofia Morales from Sullivan’s Island Elementary School, and “Doctor Cranium,” submitted by Terrance Smalls from Hursey Elementary School. Both schools will receive a $500 donation from the port as well.