The Tampa Bay/I-4 Corridor (TB/I4) Foreign-Trade Zone (FTZ) Project, serving the Tampa Bay/Orlando I-4 corridor region, assists qualified importers, exporters, distribution companies and manufacturers by dramatically reducing or even eliminating US Customs duties and fees.  The administrative area of TB/I4 FTZ Project extends 60 miles or a 90-minute drive from the port area encompassing the entire Central Florida region. Hillsborough and Polk counties have been established as an Alternative Site Framework area, allowing for an expedited FTZ application process.

If your company imports and/or exports goods, stores imported goods for others, or manufactures or assembles products with imported parts or materials, you might be interested in the advantages the TB/I4 FTZ Project offers.

A foreign trade zone is a secured area located within the United States, but is technically considered to be outside the territory of U.S. Customs.

Therefore, foreign trade zones offer the ability to defer, reduce or even eliminate Customs duties on products, resulting in tremendous savings for your business.

Port Tampa Bay also operates as an FTZ site within the TB/I4 FTZ Project.  The FTZ designated infrastructure at Port Tampa Bay encompasses its containerized, bulk argo, general cargo, refrigerated, and RoRo facilities.

Contact Information

Mr. Torrey Chambliss
Tampa Bay/I-4 FTZ Project
1101 Channelside Drive
Fourth Floor
Tampa, FL 33602
Phone: (813) 905-5125
Email: [email protected]

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I schedule a shipment?

  • If you are scheduling a shipment for export or import via Port Tampa Bay, visit our Sailing Schedule page to contact one of our ocean carriers to schedule your shipment.
  • There is also a list of Customs Brokers and Freight Forwarders in our Directory that can assist you with setting up your shipment.

What will Port Tampa Bay charge me to ship my shipment?

  • Rates are charged to the terminal operators and ocean carriers, not the individual shipper.

How do I track my shipment?

  • Contact your Customs Broker, Freight Forwarder and/or ocean carrier to help track your shipment

Can I ship goods to Europe or South America via Port Tampa Bay?

  • Visit our Sailing Schedule page to view all of our ocean carriers and where they ship to. When you locate a origin or destination you need to ship to, contact the ocean carrier to schedule your shipment.