Weekly Update from Port Tampa Bay


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

Port President & CEO Paul Anderson named chair of the Coalition for America's Gateways & Trade Corridors

Port Tampa Bay congratulates President & CEO Paul Anderson on his recent appointment to chair of the Coalition for America’s Gateways & Trade Corridors (CAGTC). On May 12, CAGTC membership elected three officers and six directors to its Board as the group gathered in Washington to engage in the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law implementation process. Paul Anderson, President & CEO of Port Tampa Bay, is now CAGTC’s fifth Chair, while former CAGTC Treasurer Rick Cameron, Deputy Executive Director of Planning and Development, Port of Long Beach was elected Vice Chair and Erin Aleman, Executive Director, Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning, was elected Treasurer. Each officer will serve a three-year term.

“I am incredibly honored to be leading the Coalition for America's Gateways and Trade Corridors as their new chairman,” said Paul Anderson, President & CEO, Port Tampa Bay. “I will build on the numerous successes the organization experienced under their previous chair, Paul Hubler, and will continue to advocate for the efficient movement of cargo by land, sea, and air. Supply chain efficiency has become a critically important issue, and CAGTC and its members are deeply committed to improving freight transportation to aid in the movement of the goods our country depends on.”

To learn more about CAGTC, visit: https://tradecorridors.org/

After a short hiatus, Port Tampa Bay’s Safety Summit Returns

Port Tampa Bay and the Tampa International Airport have collaborated once again to host the seventh Safety Summit. This year’s conference will be held at the airport on Wednesday, June 1, 2022.

The Tampa Bay Safety Summit is a free event hosted by Port Tampa Bay and Tampa International Airport. The statewide conference demonstrates best practices among first responders and government agencies in transportation.

The Safety Summit will kick off will insights from Port Tampa Bay President & CEO Paul Anderson and Tampa International Airport CEO Joe Lopano. The event also includes sessions on the upcoming hurricane season, emerging security threats at ports and airports, and continuous improvement with safety programs and emergency preparedness.

To learn more and register, visit: https://www.tampasafetysummit.com/home


Register today: Port Tampa Bay’s 10th Annual Hurricane Preparedness Tabletop Exercise

Port Tampa Bay is deeply committed to resiliency and emergency preparation, including for natural disasters like hurricanes. Our port is an energy gateway for Central Florida and it is critically important that our maritime community remains vigilant and proactive against inclement and severe weather.

Port Tampa Bay will be hosting its 10th annual Hurricane Preparedness Exercise on Tuesday, May 24, 2022. This year, there will be a presentation by the National Weather Service which will educate attendees on services and products that are available during the approach of a storm, what they are, and how they can be used. The National Weather Service will also lead the discussion on past seasons, the outlook for the upcoming season, marine channel forecasts, and provide an update from the Florida Governor’s Hurricane Conference.


WHERE: Cruise Terminal 6 – 1331 McKay St, Tampa FL 33602

WHEN: Tuesday, May 24, 2022 - 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. 

WHO: Port Tampa Bay & local agencies, area leaders

WHY: To prepare for the upcoming hurricane season - which begins June 1, 2022.


Register today by visiting this link: https://www.porttb.com/posts?id=BC660161-2C72-42D3-9067-8A71F32EE862


Save the Date: May Board Meeting

The regular business meeting of the Tampa Port Authority, d/b/a Port Tampa Bay, Board of Commissioners will be conducted both in-person and by communications media technology on the Zoom platform. The hybrid virtual meeting will be held at Port Tampa Bay’s Joseph Garcia International Center (1101 Channelside Drive, Tampa, FL 33602).

The May 17, 2022, hybrid virtual meeting will have a quorum of Board members physically in attendance and other Board member and staff may be attending in-person or participating through the Zoom platform. During the hybrid virtual meeting, attendees may view content being presented, hear speakers and make public comment.  

To learn how to participate in the meeting via ZOOM or in person, click here.