Business Development

The Port of Palm Beach is a full-service, diversified landlord port that provides services through its private-sector partners and is responsible for facilitating economic development within Palm Beach County, the region, and the state of Florida.

The 162-acre port is located 80 miles north of the city of Miami and has a 300-foot wide inlet channel, with no aerial obstructions.

The port has three slips, seventeen berths, and four roll on/roll off ramps for 6,500 linear feet of berthing space to accommodate vessels up to 700 feet long and 100 feet wide. The port’s berthing is 20 minutes from the first sea buoy to anchorage, with operating drafts of minus 33 feet mean low water (MLW). The non-union labor force and easy access to I-95 and Florida’s Turnpike allow for seamless, cost-effective cargo handling.

The Port of Palm Beach is an important distribution center for commodities being shipped all over the world, and especially the Caribbean Basin.

Operations include containerized, dry bulk, liquid bulk, break bulk, roll on/roll off and heavy-lift/project cargoes.

Palm Beach is the only port in South Florida with on-dock rail today. Florida East Coast Railway provides twice-daily service to the port’s rail interchange. The port owns and operates a locomotive and five miles of track. The industrial switching operation is capable of handling box, hopper and double-stack rail cars, with 24/7 operations. Rail operations accommodate 20-axle rail cars, with 450-ton capacity.