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  • 6 August 2010

    The Tampa Port Authority is pleased to announce a ribbon cutting today, to commemorate the completed reconstruction of the port’s berth 230. The berth is located within the R.E.K. petroleum complex. John Fernandez, Assistant Secretary for Economic Development, U.S. Dept. of Commerce, spoke on behalf of the Economic Development Administration’s (EDA) Recovery Act fund and […]

  • 1 June 2011

      More than fifty exporters, importers and other trade and logistics professionals participated in a half-day Mexico Business Forum hosted by the Tampa Port Authority on May 26, 2011. Presentations by representatives from ProMexico, Enterprise Florida, US Commercial Service, Zim Integrated Shipping and the Ports of Veracruz, Altamira and Progreso provided a market update and […]

  • 18 April 2012

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has proposed $8.2 million for operation and maintenance of Tampa Harbor and $8.3 million for dredging disposal. Tampa Port will receive $12.3 million this fiscal year for harbor operation, maintenance and improvements. According to Tampa Bay Online, the port has received $136.9 million in funding from the corps since […]

  • 22 November 2011
    Business & Finance

    The Tampa Port Authority (TPA) hosted a forum on November 16 with presentations from experts on the topic of the current and future challenges and opportunities of conducting legal maritime related trade with Cuba. With an attendance of approximately 100 business representatives from throughout Florida and the Southeast, the forum included discussions on an array […]

  • 18 January 2012

    The Tampa Port Authority has announced signing a sister port agreement with Board of Port Administration and Economic Development of the Atlantic (JAPDEVA), which essentially strengthens commercial relationships between the two entities and encourages shared trade and marketing initiatives. The Port of Tampa has strong trade activity with the countries of Latin America. As the […]

  • 22 September 2017
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Port Tampa Bay has approved a public-private partnership agreement with four other entities to divvy up who will pay for a $60 million widening and extension of the Big Bend Channel. The strategic partners include the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), Tampa Electric Co. and Mosaic Co. The port’s […]

  • 25 July 2012

    According to the Tampa city officials, the planned dredging project of 10 canals in the West Shore area is ready to kick off, but at the moment it is pending award of the necessary permit, Tampa Bay Online reports. Namely, the city has submitted an application for a dredging permit to the state’s Department of […]

  • 7 February 2012

    As part of President Obama’s National Export Initiative (NEI) to double U.S. commercial exports by the end of 2014, thereby creating or supporting several million American jobs, U.S. Commerce Under Secretary Francisco Sanchez and top officials from a number of major local economic entities signed a joint memorandum of intent (MOI) at the Tampa Port […]

  • 21 February 2020
    Business & Finance

    In the early 1900s, the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers completed a project to deepen the channel leading to Port Tampa Bay, Florida. The project brought more business to the area, said Port Tampa Bay in their latest facebook post. In 1924, new municipal docks and onshore structures were built to handle the increase in […]

  • 26 October 2011

    Even though the city has lost a promised million-dollar federal grant, Tampa’s public works director Monday night told Sunset Park homeowner… By Richard Danielson (tampabay) [mappress] Source: tampabay, October 26, 2011

  • 28 March 2012

    The Tampa Port Authority has announced that one of its major tenants, Gulf Marine Repair, has been awarded a $1 million grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation. The grant will assist in the upgrade and modernization of its primary dry dock facility. The announcement was delivered on March 19th, 2012, by U.S. Rep. Kathy […]

  • 19 September 2012

    The Tampa Port Authority authorized more than $9 million in new or continuing contracts, according to bizjournals.com. One of these contracts includes a $4.5 million dredging project with Orion Dredging Services LLC. About the Port The Port of Tampa’s longstanding supremacy among Florida ports is based largely on its leadership in handling of bulk and […]

  • 24 April 2012

    The Tampa Port Authority, together with Hillsborough County and the Southwest Florida Water Management District, announced that a major environmental restoration project at Cockroach Bay has been completed and was dedicated on April 20 with a ceremony attended by about 100 stakeholders and environmental supporters. The Cockroach Bay Restoration Project represents one of the largest, […]

  • 15 January 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The seventh annual Shifting International Trade Routes conference at the Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay Hotel will feature a press conference beginning at 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 23. The program is sponsored by the American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA), in cooperation with the U.S. Maritime Administration (MarAd) and hosted by the Tampa Port Authority […]

  • 22 January 2015
    Business & Finance

    To examine international trade trends, viewpoints and perspectives from a truly intermodal perspective, the American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) and the Transportation Research Board (TRB) will co-sponsor a special conference on January 29-30 in Tampa.  Hosted by Port Tampa Bay and presented in cooperation with the U.S. Maritime Administration (MARAD), AAPA’s “Shifting International Trade […]

  • 2 September 2016
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District has awarded a maintenance dredging contact for the Tampa harbor 43-foot, 41-foot, and 34-foot projects, Hillsborough Bay, Florida. The $7.4 million contract was awarded to Cashman Dredging & Marine Contracting Co. LLC, Quincy, Massachusetts, on September 1st 2016. The project is for the maintenance dredging of the federally authorized channels […]

  • 16 June 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    After Governor Rick Scott’s signing of a funding package, Port Tampa Bay said that the port authority will now have the funds to purchase new post-Panamax gantry cranes to expand throughput capacity at the port’s growing container terminal—a $12 million boon for the state’s largest and most diversified port. Port Tampa Bay’s strategic investment in […]

  • 13 January 2016
    Business & Finance

    Shifting international trade patterns at seaports throughout the Americas – with mega-size vessels requiring higher capacity road and rail connections serving ports, along with deeper harbors, bigger cranes and sturdier berths – can bolster a region’s economy while straining its infrastructure. Because there’s no stopping these trade shifts, ports – and the communities they serve […]

  • 16 April 2019
    Business & Finance

    The Big Bend Channel expansion scheme is complete – a year ahead of schedule, Port Tampa Bay said in its latest announcement.  The $63 million milestone project, which deepened and widened the Big Bend Channel, will allow for larger ships to call at the terminals. “This is one of the largest projects we have worked […]

  • 29 October 2015
    Business & Finance

    Cashman Dredging and Marine Contracting Company of Quincy, Mass., is about to begin dredge operations in Tampa Bay, Hillsborough County, Florida. The dredging will begin on or about November 14, 2015, along the length of the Tampa Bay Channel (Federal Navigation Channel encompassing the entire Tampa Bay from Mullet Key Channel Lighted Buoy 26 west of the Sunshine […]

  • 28 November 2013
    Business & Finance

    Now in its seventh year and more compelling than ever, the American Association of Port Authorities’ (AAPA) 2014 Shifting International Trade Routes workshop, co-sponsored by the U.S. Maritime Administration and hosted by the Tampa Port Authority, will examine the effect of the world economic outlook on investment decisions, cargo movements and international trade in general. […]

  • 4 July 2013
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District, has introduced a plan for the Tampa Harbor area dredging program. This deepening project will include maintenance dredging of shoal material from Upper Sparkman Channel, Ybor Channel, and Ybor Turning Basin, located in the Tampa Harbor area, Hillsborough County, FL. Dredged material will be disposed of in […]

  • 23 August 2017
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Port Tampa Bay President and CEO Paul Anderson and Col. Jason Kirk, the Commander and District Engineer of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Jacksonville District, yesterday signed the Big Bend Channel Project Reimbursement Agreement. This agreement marks another milestone step toward the deepening and widening of the Big Bend Channel, scheduled for completion in 2019, the Corps […]

  • 19 November 2013
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Now in its seventh year and more compelling than ever, the American Association of Port Authorities’ (AAPA) 2014 Shifting International Trade Routes workshop, co-sponsored by the U.S. Maritime Administration and hosted by the Tampa Port Authority, will examine the effect of the world economic outlook on investment decisions, cargo movements and international trade in general. […]

  • 28 July 2016
    Business & Finance

    Congressman Gus Bilirakis and the entire Greater Tampa Congressional Delegation wrote a letter to the Army Corps of Engineers earlier this month supporting funding for the Anclote River dredging project. Silt has built up on the riverbed preventing many boat operators from navigating the river and offloading their goods in Tarpon Springs, which severely impacts […]

  • 17 June 2020
    Business development, Infrastructure, Ports & Logistics

    Port Tampa Bay has received a $19.8 million grant as part of the US Department of Transportation’s INFRA Grant program. The port will use the grant money to complete the Berth 214 project and expand its container complex. With this INFRA grant, the port will meet existing market demand by expediting construction of a new, […]