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Building on its success as Florida’s largest port for cargo tonnage, one of the nation’s most diverse ports and huge local market, Tampa continues to see expansion of its container services and terminal facilities.
Tampa Bay is one of the largest markets in the Southeast U.S. As the geographic center of the state, located halfway between Miami and Jacksonville, the Tampa Region is also an expanding distribution center gateway for the State of Florida and the Southeast.
Florida is one of the fastest growing states in the country and the Central Florida region, centered on the Tampa-Orlando I-4 corridor, is one of the fastest growing areas of the state. Florida's rapidly expanding population has already overtaken New York, making it the third largest state after California and Texas.
With a population of 8 million people, plus more than 60 million tourist visitors/year, the Tampa/Orlando region is a huge consumption market and home to the largest concentration of distribution centers in Florida.
Major industry clusters in the Tampa market include the food and beverage sector, citrus and juice products, furniture, general department store merchandise, steel, and fertilizer products.Companies such as Rooms to Go, Sysco, Publix, Bealls, Southern Wine & Spirits, Premier Beverages, Coca Cola Refreshments, Pepsico, Cutrale, Disney, VF Wear, Vigo, Amalie, Mosaic, CF Industries, One Steel, Trademark Metals, Lowes, Home Depot, Badcock and Kane’s furniture are examples of some of the exporters and importers with significant facilities in the Tampa/Orlando I-4 corridor region, many of who have recently constructed and/or expanded distribution center capacity.
Cooperative efforts are bringing the Port of Tampa more efficient rail and highway connections well in advance of the 2016 completion of the Panama Canal expansion.
• 135,000 square foot state-of-the-art facility
• On-site dedicated fumigation services
• On-site USDA and CBP inspection areas, and USDA lab
• Safe, food-grade glycol refrigerant used throughout
• USDA approved for cold treatment services
• 6,348 racked pallet positions
• Interroll gravity fed rack system
• Adjacent to Port Tampa Bay Container Terminal, inclusive of Post-Panamax crane capacity
• On-dock facility offering the flexibility to handle both breakbulk/ palletized shipments, as well
as containers for trans-loading
The Tampa Bay/Orlando I-4 Corridor Region is Florida’s largest and fastest growing market and home to the largest and fastest growing concentration of distribution centers in the State. The region is also located at the heart of Florida’s agriculture industry, and is home to the State’s largest cluster for the grocery/ food and beverage sector.
This facility is the first phase of a planned multi-phased expansion at Port Tampa Bay that will also include additional refrigerated and dry storage capacity for trans-loading, storage, packaging and distribution of food and beverage products, as well as an on-dock rail trans- load terminal to offer express service to the U.S. Midwest.