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News from the Tampa Bay Safety and Risk Summit

ROAD CLOSURE: Maritime Boulevard from Shoreline Drive to PTB Petroleum Facilities (formerly known as REK Terminal) 

Florida Ports Council report: The statewide Economic Impacts of Florida Seaports

Port Miami starts $37.5 million terminal upgrade for more ships from MSC Cruises and other lines


Cuba wants access to Orlando market through Port Tampa Bay



Gulf Marine Repair Corp., Hendry Corp. join forces, make employees part owners - Tampa Bay Business Journal

Tampa shipyards join forces, make employees part owners


Cargo increases at South Florida ports, but cruise traffic slips at Port Everglades


Leviathans of the Sea


Inside Port Tampa Bay's strategy to become gateway for cruises to Cuba - Tampa Bay Business Journal


​Hillsborough among the fastest-growing large counties


Moody’s: Tampa Port Authority maintains rating on revenue bonds, stable outlook Inside Port Tampa Bay's strategy to become gateway for cruises to Cuba




Sep 15, 2015


Last year, Port Everglades reported record trade with the world for the fourth straight year, handling $27.15 billion in goods, up 6.75 percent from the previous year, a new report found.


That growth was stronger than the 0.36 percent gain in the U.S. trade as a whole last year. The value of goods handled also surpassed the $23.71 billion imported and exported at PortMiami, where trade declined by 2.4 percent last year, WorldCity found in its 64-page publication.

Port Everglades last year ranked No. 14 among all seaports nationwide by value of trade, trailing far behind the $290.18 billon handled by the Port of Los Angeles. That seaport handles mainly imports from Asia and has a $210.2 billion trade deficit of imports exceeding exports, the census numbers show.


In contrast, Port Everglades has more balance between imports and exports, based largely on shipments to and from Latin America and the Caribbean. It had a slim surplus last year, with $13.62 billion in exports (including many high-tech goods) and $13.51 in imports (including fuel products), the report said.


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Port reveals ambitious Channel district plan

August 13, 2015

The expanse of pavement that lines Channelside Drive could some day be home to a glitzy mix of residential towers and retail and commercial space — representing $1.5 billion in development costs.

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IMPORTANT NOTICE:   Tampa Bay Express Project

This Florida Department of Transportation project, if constructed, will have profoundly positive impacts on traffic flow through the heart of our community for decades to come.  For the Port, it will mean that the benefits of the I-4/Selmon Expressway Connector can be optimized by greatly improving the traffic flow along I-275 and I-4 leading to the Connector. The Florida Department of Transportation has developed a strong funding package for this project but unified local support for this project is critical for the project to advance.  Read more.


MPO_Les Miller Letter - Expressway Support 2015 - FINAL

072915_TimesOpinion_Upgrade is key to economy

LT Les Miller Re TBExpressProject 7-30-15

Tampa Bay Express OP-ED from the Tribune 7-31-15

Treasury Dept Press Release Re Cuba Regulations 09-18-15

FAQ RE Cuba Updated Sept. 18 2015

2015-23587 Sept 21 2015 Cuba Rules & Regulations

Port Manatee Previews Potential Cargo Partner

Port of Tampa leaders unsure how strongly to pursue Cuba ties

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