“We are excited to welcome Ultrabulk to the Port Tampa Bay family,” stated Paul Anderson, Port Tampa Bay president & CEO. “The construction and home improvement industry in the Tampa Bay/I-4 Corridor continues to be very strong, fueling demand for forest products and other building materials.”
Soren Steffensen, senior operations manager for Ultrabulk added, “We are pleased to add Tampa to our regular port rotation and look forward to a long partnership with Port Tampa Bay and stevedore Ports America.”
Among the customers of the new service is Binderholz Timber, the Atlanta based division of Binderholz, headquartered in Austria. A family-owned business, Binderholz is the second-largest forest products company in Europe and the eighth largest in the world. It is a leader in solid wood products, including lumber, profiled timber, single-ply and multi-ply edge-glued solid wood panels, glulam beams, and cross-laminated timber. Thomas Mende, President & CEO of Binderholz Timber noted, “Using Port Tampa Bay gets us closer to our customers saving time, money and carbon emissions on the inland drayage.”
Port Tampa Bay is Florida’s largest port handling a diverse mix of bulk, break bulk, container and roll-on/roll-off cargoes, in addition to being a major cruise homeport and a hub for shipbuilding and repair.