Weekly Update from Port Tampa Bay


A message from Port Tampa Bay to our customers, tenants and community

Port announces the return of educational harbor tours

Port Tampa Bay’s first quarterly educational Harbor Tour since taking a hiatus was a success! Nearly 300 people took part in the free-of-charge tour, including three school groups, one of which was Jefferson High School’s Leadership Maritime students. The tour, provided in partnership with the Yacht Starship, is a complementary boat excursion to learn more about Port Tampa Bay from the waterside. 

The next tour will focus on our maritime community’s Environmental stewardship and resiliency efforts. You can learn more herehttps://www.porttb.com/harbor-tours

Port Tampa Bay Celebrates the Women who make up our Maritime Community

March is Women’s History Month and March 8, was International Women's Day. Port Tampa Bay wants to recognize and honor the trailblazing women who make up our port community. 

The unique perspective, skills, and contributions the women of this community bring are invaluable. We thank them for all they do to make our port a better place and are inspired by their leadership, perseverance, and creativity. 

Port Leaders participate in Southern Exposure Conference

Port Tampa Bay participated in this year's Southern Exposure conference, hosted by the Southeast Produce Council. The Tampa Bay/Orlando I-4 Corridor Region is Florida’s largest and fastest-growing market and is 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.

Save the Date: Next Port Board Meeting takes place Tuesday, March 21 

The next regular business meeting of the Tampa Port Authority, d/b/a Port Tampa Bay, Board of Commissioners will be conducted in person. The meeting will be held at Port Tampa Bay’s Joseph Garcia International Center (1101 Channelside Drive, Tampa, FL 33602).    

The March 21, 2023, meeting will have a quorum of Board members physically in attendance. Anyone who wishes to speak during the meeting may do so by signing the Public Comments sign-in sheet that will be provided near the entrance of the Boardroom on the meeting day. The Chair will call on speakers by name in the order in which they have completed the online Public Comment Form. Up to three (3) minutes are allowed for each speaker.   

Register Today: Port Tampa Bay to host annual Golf Tournament in April  

Registration is now open for Port Tampa Bay’s annual Golf Tournament. This year’s event will take place Friday, April 14, 2023, at the Eagles Golf Club in Odessa. The event benefits Tampa Port Ministries and The Tampa Bay Maritime Scholarship Foundation. In addition to an enjoyable day on the links, the tournament features a 4-person scramble format, which includes on-course contests and some special challenges. After your round of golf, there is an awards banquet, with drawings for raffle prizes. 

Registration details and link are available here: https://app.eventcaddy.com/events/9th-annual-port-tampa-bay-partners-golf-tournament