USA: Future Looks Great for Port Manatee

Following years of planning and construction, Port Manatee’s nearly 1,600-foot-long Berth 12 received its first ship three days ahead of its scheduled dedication Oct. 20th.

The 492-foot long M/V Sea Brave made the maiden call at the mammoth Berth 12 at 11 a.m. Oct. 17th, following certification by the Tampa Bay Pilots Association Oct. 5th, authorizing ship traffic at the 41 foot-deep berth by the association’s 23 harbor pilots.

This is a big moment for Port Manatee, our tenants, customers and the port’s future,” said Port Manatee Executive Director David L. McDonald PPM®.To attract Class A carriers, we have to offer Class A facilities and we’ve achieved that goal with the opening of Berth 12.”

The Berth 12 dredging project – the largest new construction dredging project on Tampa Bay in years – designates the official opening of South Port, the focus of Port Manatee’s $200 million decade-long expansion.

The new berth can accommodate Panamax-sized vessels and sits adjacent to a planned 52-acre container terminal, aimed at attracting new cargoes expected in the Gulf of Mexico linked with the ongoing expansion of the Panama Canal.

Port Manatee is the closest U.S. deepwater seaport to the Panama Canal and shares a strategic alliance with the Panama Canal Authority. Berth 12 will provide the port new capacity driven by changing trade lanes in the Western Hemisphere.

Source: businesswire, October 18, 2011;

Share this article

Follow Dredging Today

One thought on “USA: Future Looks Great for Port Manatee”

Comments are closed.

Events>

<< Sep 2019 >>
MTWTFSS
26 27 28 29 30 31 1
2 3 4 5 6 7 8
9 10 11 12 13 14 15
16 17 18 19 20 21 22
23 24 25 26 27 28 29
30 1 2 3 4 5 6

2019 Western Dredging Association Gulf Coast Chapter Annual Meeting

The meeting will provide a forum for the exchange of information of interest to the dredging industry and its associates.

read more >

Global Dredging Forum

2 day conference on the commercial activities of ports. How to meet the global demands of new vessels in an increasingly competitive market.

read more >

Eastern Chapter WEDA Fall 2019 Conference

Wednesday (10/16/19) afternoon will start the program with an opportunity to take the Dredging 101 course.

read more >

DREDGING FOR SUSTAINABLE INFRASTRUCTURE INDIA

At this 1-day conference, you will experience what it means to apply this new approach in practice.

read more >

Jobs>

Looking to fill a job opening?

By advertising your job here, on the homepage of DredgingToday.com, you'll reach countless professionals in the sector. For more information, click below...

apply

Looking to fill a job opening?

By advertising your job here, on the homepage of DredgingToday.com, you'll reach countless professionals in the sector. For more information, click below....

apply

Dredging jobs in Abu Dhabi at NMDC

National Marine Dredging Company “NMDC” aims to be the largest dredging player in the Arab’s Gulf region...

apply