Florida's Largest Cargo Tonnage Port

Global Connections, No Congestion

Port Tampa Bay has emerged as Florida’s new supply chain solution for container cargo. Port Tampa Bay has recently added capacity, with more expansion underway, and stands ready to welcome new business, offering significant savings in inland delivery costs versus other gateways. The addition of direct Asia container services in the last few years and more recently new and expanded services with Mexico and Central America have provided a giant leap forward in serving Florida’s largest and fastest-growing market, the Tampa/Orlando I-4 Corridor. This Central Florida region is also one of the hottest industrial real estate markets in the country and Florida’s hub for distribution, logistics, and manufacturing. The I-4 Corridor is home to the largest concentration of distribution centers in the State, which allows for multiple round trip deliveries per day from Port Tampa Bay, compared to the traditional routes via congested out-of-state ports. Attractive northbound backhaul trucking rates extend the Port’s reach to customers beyond Florida throughout the Southeast. Expansion now underway includes adding more storage and berth capacity, additional cranes, a new gate complex and trans-loading facilities. 

Florida's Distribution Hub

Florida-First Strategy

Florida now has the country’s third-highest population of 21 million residents and welcomes more than 126 million tourists every year. Florida also now has the 15th largest economy in the world. The importers and exporters who support this huge consumer market are demanding a Florida-first supply chain strategy with expanded direct ocean container services. The Tampa Bay region combined with the I-4 Corridor is home to almost half of Florida’s population. With more than 400 distribution centers, the I-4 Corridor is fueling demand for everything from retail and e-commerce goods, food & beverage, to energy products, and construction & building materials

Here is an overview of our diverse lines of business:

  • 33 million tons of cargo a year, 5000 acres
  • Diverse mix of bulk, break-bulk & containers
  • Huge and expanding local market
  • Energy products gateway for Central Florida
  • Major fertilizer export port
  • Major shipyard-ship repair center
  • Expanding container gateway for distribution centers & manufacturers
  • Diverse lines of business = solid financial performance: Fitch ‘A’ Rating & Positive Outlook
  • Over $17B in economic impact supporting more than 85,000 jobs in Central Florida