SeaPort Manatee containerized cargo tons climb 34.6 percent in record fiscal 2022

SeaPort Manatee containerized cargo tons climb 34.6 p.c in file fiscal 2022

PALMETTO, Florida – SeaPort Manatee continues its record-setting exercise, together with a rise of practically 35 p.c in containerized cargo tonnage for the just-ended fiscal yr, in response to figures launched in the present day [Thursday, Oct. 13] by the Southwest and Central Florida commerce hub.

Within the 12-month interval ended Sept. 30, SeaPort Manatee noticed strikes of 1,363,106 tons of containerized cargo, up 34.6 p.c from such tonnage in its 2021 fiscal yr, whereas reporting all-time-high whole tonnage of 11,030,762, up 5.5 p.c from the previous fiscal yr, led by a 39.7 p.c achieve in noncontainerized breakbulk exercise, to 807,632 tons.

Measured in 20-foot-equivalent container models, SeaPort Manatee dealt with a file 177,108 TEUs in fiscal 2022, up 30.6 p.c from fiscal 2021 – and greater than double the seaport’s TEU depend in fiscal 2020.

“With protected, environment friendly motion of file ranges of commerce, SeaPort Manatee retains constructing upon its position as most well-liked gateway for delivering numerous cargos all through Southwest and Central Florida and past,” stated Carlos Buqueras, SeaPort Manatee’s government director. “As restoration and rebuilding efforts proceed within the aftermath of devastation wrought in late September by Hurricane Ian, SeaPort Manatee is serving as a essential hub for offering fuels, lumber and different key items.”

Petroleum merchandise stay the most important commodity sector at SeaPort Manatee, with 1,493,883 quick tons transferring by the port in fiscal 2022, up 18.6 p.c from fiscal 2021. That annual throughput equates to 404.6 million gallons of fuels.

Led by a 73.1 p.c enhance in tons of plywood and particle board and a 52 p.c rise in woodpulp tonnage, SeaPort Manatee’s forest merchandise throughput climbed 40.9 p.c, to 472,970 tons, in fiscal 2022.

In the meantime, 420,582 tons of containerized vegetables and fruit moved throughout SeaPort Manatee docks in fiscal 2022, a rise of 24.6 p.c from fiscal 2021, with cross-Gulf providers of SeaPort Manatee-based World Direct Transport and Latin American providers of Coral Gables, Florida-headquartered Recent Del Monte Produce Inc. carrying most of that quantity. As well as, 520,212 tons – or practically 125 million gallons – of fruit juice got here by SeaPort Manatee within the newest 12-month interval, up 14 p.c from a yr earlier.

“Working carefully with business companions in sustaining file ranges of commerce, SeaPort Manatee continues to boost its infrastructure, together with by ongoing enlargement of dockside container yard amenities, whereas providing greater than 5,000 acres of on- and near-port properties for future growth,” stated Reggie Bellamy, chairman of the Manatee County Port Authority. “At this important time for lots of of hundreds of storm-wracked Floridians, SeaPort Manatee is as soon as once more ably stepping as much as meet calls for.”

Positioned “The place Tampa Bay Meets the Gulf of Mexico,” SeaPort Manatee is a dynamic world commerce hub, serving as the colourful ships-to-shelves gateway for burgeoning Southwest and Central Florida markets, with handy rail and roadway hyperlinks, together with to the distribution-center-filled Tampa/Orlando Interstate 4 hall. The closest U.S. deepwater seaport to the expanded Panama Canal, SeaPort Manatee affords 10 deep-draft berths, proficiently fulfilling numerous calls for of container, liquid and dry bulk, breakbulk, heavylift, mission and basic cargo clients. The self-sustaining port generates greater than $5.1 billion in annual financial impacts whereas offering for greater than 37,000 direct and oblique jobs – all with out good thing about native property tax assist.


Whereas setting quite a few data in its fiscal yr ended Sept. 30, SeaPort Manatee continues as a hub for supply of fuels and different key commodities to Southwest and Central Florida – an more and more essential position within the aftermath of Hurricane Ian.

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