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Posted on: September 28, 2020

Request for Qualifications for professional engineering services

Duke Monarch vessel

The Port of Palm Beach is requesting qualifications from consulting firms interested in providing services in the practice of professional architecture, professional engineering, landscape architecture, and registered surveying and mapping.

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Posted on: September 23, 2020

We are Hiring!

Aerial of cruise terminal

The Port of Palm Beach District is seeking an IT Systems Administrator. The IT Systems Administrator will work with the IT Director to support the management, maintenance, diagnostics, service, and repair of all of the Ports information system infrastruct...
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Posted on: September 2, 2020

Food Distribution this Saturday

Cars lined up for food drive

Do you know someone dealing with financial hardships due to the pandemic? If so, let them know food assistance is available at the Port of Palm Beach every Saturday.

Volunteers with Hospitality Helping Hands, Feeding South Florida, Miami Diaper Bank, Big D...

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Posted on: September 22, 2020

Board of Commissioners approve award of Unit Price Paving Contract

Cargo yard

During the September board meeting, Port of Palm Beach Board of Commissioners unanimously approved to award a Unit Price Paving Contract to M & M Asphalt Maintenance Inc., DBA All County Paving.Out of all nine companies that provided bids, All County ...

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Posted on: September 21, 2020

Smooth Sailing for Foreign Trade

Merchants Market warehouse photo

   

Port of Palm Beach Foreign Trade Zone #135 was created to help international commerce flow smoothly, The companies involved in the trade zone save both money and time.  The process of becoming a member is now easier than ever...

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Posted on: September 16, 2020

Executive Director Manuel Almira elected Chairman of the Florida Ports Council

Manuel Almira

The Florida Ports Council today announced Manuel Almira, the Executive Director of the Port of Palm Beach, is the council’s new chairman. Almira replaces PortMiami CEO Juan Kuryla, who completed his two-year term.

Additionally, Jonathan ...

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Posted on: September 15, 2020

Request for Proposals for diving services

Remotely operated vehicle

Diving contractors now have the opportunity to do business with the Port of Palm Beach. The intent of the RFP is to solicit sealed proposals for diving services for the performance of underwater inspection services and evaluation of conditions of structur...

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Posted on: September 15, 2020

Local business organization recognizes Port Executive Director

Port Executive Director Manuel Almira

In honor of National Hispanic Heritage Month, the Business Development Board of Palm Beach County Distribution/Logistics Industry Task Force recognized Port Executive Director Manuel Almira for his achievements as a leader in the maritime and logistics in...

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Posted on: June 30, 2020

Employee Celebrations

September Birthdays and Anniversaries

Happy Birthday to the following employees:

Security Guard, Michael Bennett- September 5th

Security Guard, Stephanie King- September 8th

Security Guard, Sean Hunter- September 17th

Security Guard Dustan Rainford and Port Controller Daniel Kirchman- September 2...

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Posted on: September 2, 2020

Port of Palm Beach recognized for communication efforts

Port Executive Director, Director of Planning and Public Information Officer holding awards

The Port of Palm Beach was awarded four national communication awards from the American Association of Port Authorities. We were recognized for our monthly newsletter, our efforts in educating the community about our tenants through our "Ten...

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Posted on: August 20, 2020

Welcome back Monarch Countess

Monarch Countess arriving at Port

On Thursday, August 19th, Monarch Shipping Company’s Monarch Countess arrived at the Port. The last time the cargo ship was in port was Dec 2018. It spent almost two years in dry dock as required by the USCG. Monarch Shipping‘s general...

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Posted on: August 6, 2020

Florida Seaports continue to feel the impacts of COVID-19 pandemic

Loading Shipping Containers

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact the maritime industry. Since March, the Port of Palm Beach has experienced a 20% decrease in container volume. This is due to the demand for food declining as a result of cruise lines suspending their operations a...

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Posted on: July 27, 2020

Congressman Brian Mast shows support for Port of Palm Beach rail infrastructure

Congressman Brian Mast's Congressional Aide Jordan Séjour and Port Executive Director Manuel Almi

United States Representative Brian Mast wrote a letter to the U.S. Department of Transportation in support of Port of Palm Beach’s application for a $13.2 million Infrastructure for Development Program grant (PIDP). If awarded the PIDP grant, th...

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Posted on: July 20, 2020

Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line weighs in on CDC's extension to its no-sail order

Screen shot from WPBF news story showing BPCL crew members

Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line’s Director of Community Relations Anita Mitchell and Port Commissioner Katherine Waldron spoke with WPBF 25 news on Friday about the CDC’s no-sail order,now in effect until at least Sept. 30th. 

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Posted on: July 16, 2020

New refrigerated container yard

New refrigerated container yard

Our new three-acre refrigerated container yard was recently completed and is now in use.

The space allows Port tenant, Tropical Shipping, to plug its refrigerated containers into electrical outlets. Think of these containers as big refrigerators that are ...

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Posted on: July 14, 2020

Maximum length & draft available at Berth One?

Berth One

Berth One Palm Beach is a unique deepwater mega-yacht berth located at Port of Palm Beach. The berth recently underwent extensive renovations. The $4.5 million construction project replaced about 425 feet of sea wall, which included installing new bulkhea...

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Posted on: July 2, 2020

Bahamas Ferries freight schedules from Port of Palm Beach

bahamas freight 3

Bahamas Ferries released its U. S. freight sailing schedules to Green Turtle Cay and Treasure Cay, Abaco from Port of Palm Beach. The schedules include sailings from July through September 2020.

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Posted on: July 1, 2020

Plexiglass barriers installed

Plexiglass shield in Gulfstream Line office

Kudos to Port tenants, Gulfstream Line & Heavy Lift Services, Inc., for installing plexiglass shields in their office. They’ve had the barriers up for a few months now, but we want to give them a shoutout for protecting their employees.

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Posted on: June 24, 2020

Face coverings required on Port property

Southeast Hay Distributors office entrance

Please keep in mind, face masks are required while on Port property. This is in accordance with Palm Beach County’s masks mandate approved by county commissioners June 23rd. Masks must be worn in public places throughout Palm Beach County. Exemp...

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Posted on: June 23, 2020

Virtual presentation

Duke of Monarch, Grand Celebration and cargoyard

It’s been four months since we last hosted a community presentation and tour of the Port.

Port presentations and tours remain suspended due to COVID-19.

But if you are still interested in learning about Port operations, you can watch our virtual p...

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Posted on: June 17, 2020

Carl Baker celebrates 29 years with the Port

Carl Baker

Port of Palm Beach Director of Planning and Development, Carl Baker, began his career at the Port in 1991 as security officer. Today, he is the Port’s longest-tenured employee. Carl has worked in nearly every department. We salute Carl for his h...

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Posted on: June 17, 2020

Available storage space

Merchants Market logo

Merchants Market Group has available storage space in the 100,000 square foot warehouse where the company operates. 

Available storage capacity

Ambient storage -250 pallet locations

Air conditioned -100 pallet location

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Posted on: June 16, 2020

Power transformer shipped

transformer hauled by locomotive

Our on-dock rail service allows us to move heavy equipment like this 345,800 pound transformer. 

Port of Palm Beach tenant, Port Contractors, recently oversaw and assisted the handling of the transformer that arrived at the Port on rail. Our rail ...

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Posted on: June 15, 2020

U.S. Sen. Rick Scott supports port infrastructure plan

rail cars hauling containers

U.S. Senator Rick Scott recently wrote a letter to the U.S. Department of Transportation in support of Port of Palm Beach’s application for a $13.2 million Port Infrastructure Development Program (PIDP) grant. The federal funding would allow the...

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Posted on: June 9, 2020

Raw sugar shipments have increased significantly

raw sugar stored in warehouse

The shipping of raw sugar from Port of Palm Beach keeps growing with a whopping 168% increase in tonnage in the last year.

Our April cargo tonnage report shows so far this fiscal year, 78,900 tons of raw sugar has been transported domestically from the Por...

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Posted on: June 5, 2020

Port of Palm Beach Seafarers Center assists cruise ship crew members

Seafarers Center Executive Director assisting with donations

Story and photos courtesy of Port of Palm Beach Seafarers Center.

The COVID- 19 pandemic has impacted our lives in many ways.  This is more so evident to the Seafarers lives, especially the cruise ship crews.  Here at the Port of Palm Bea...

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Posted on: June 4, 2020

Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line detaills new health & safety measures

Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line travel safety measures

As Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line prepares for its anticipated return, it is putting travelers’ health and safety front and center, rolling out an extensive list of new preventative measures designed to ensure the wellness of both passengers and c...

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Posted on: June 3, 2020

Families in need receive groceries at Port of Palm Beach

Port Commissioner Joseph Anderson loading donated goods in car

Families from Palm Beach County, who were in need of food, lined up in their cars for hours to get their hands on produce, meat, dry goods, diapers and dog food. There was enough food to feed at least 1,500 families. Many of those families are still strug...

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Posted on: June 1, 2020

Hurricane Preparedness Plan

Vi-Nais cargo ship docked at Port

June 1st marks the start of hurricane season. While hurricanes can be unpredictable, there are actions the Port and its tenants can take to ensure the Port can withstand a storm. The Port of Palm Beach has updated its 2020 hurricane plan and shared it wit...

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Posted on: May 18, 2020

Port Executive Director featured in Kennedy bunker documentary

JFK bunker on Peanuty Island

It’s been a few years since Port Executive Director Manuel Almira was interviewed  by filmmaker Michael Viveiros, who was making a documentary about President John F. Kennedy’s secret bunkers. Last week, Almira received news t...

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Posted on: May 15, 2020

Tropical Shipping keeps expanding

new referigerated conatiners on vessel

Good news!!! Port of Palm Beach tenant, Tropical Shipping, expands its equipment fleet. The company added 250 new refrigerated containers. 50- 20 foot and 200- 40 foot. The containers are used to store refrigerated cargo exported to people living primaril...

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Posted on: May 6, 2020

How to talk to your child about the coronavirus

CDC image of mother and daughter

Parents: Sudden changes in routine, as well as being home all the time can be hard for children.

Signs of stress include:

  • Excessive worry or sadness
  • Unhealthy sleeping or eating habits
  • Difficulty with attention and concentration

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Posted on: May 1, 2020

Meet our new Director of Business Development

Michael Meekins

Michael Meekins was named Director of Business Development in April 2020. Prior to joining the Port of Palm Beach, Meekins served as the Senior Director of Cruise and Port Operations at Port Canaveral, FL. He was responsible for coordinating all operation...

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Posted on: April 29, 2020

Fire engine, ambulance, fire gear & some PPE donated to Abaco Islands

Palm Beach County fire truck parked near Heavy Lift Services warehouse

Palm Beach County has not forgotten about the Bahamas, despite the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Just this week Palm Beach County Fire Rescue donated the following to the Abaco Islands, which was devastated by Hurricane Dorian seven months ago. 

  • &am...
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Posted on: April 28, 2020

Tropical Shipping adds new service

Loading Shipping Containers

This week, Tropical Shipping announced it is adding a new service to Suriname. The new eight-day service from the Port of Palm Beach starts May 14th.

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Posted on: April 23, 2020

Watch our new Tenant Spotlight

Sugar warehouse

We recently published our second "Tenant Spotlight" featuring Florida Sugar and Molasses Exchange. Feel free to share with family, friends, local educators and others in the community.

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Posted on: April 21, 2020

New LED lights installed

LED lights

The Port of Palm Beach continues to optimize it’s lighting system by making energy efficient improvements. The port recently retrofitted four hi-mast lighting poles with 600 watts Musco LED fixtures. The lights were installed where Tropical Ship...

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Posted on: April 2, 2020

Tropical Shipping is keeping the supply chain moving

Tropical Shipping CEO Jeff Fiser

This week, Tropical Shipping was featured on WPBF 25 news. President and CEO Jeff Fiser and US Port Operations Manager Claude Clevinger explained how the company is continuing operations while maintaining a safe environment for its employees.

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Posted on: March 31, 2020

Port of Palm Beach receives five safety awards

Port of Palm Beach employees at Palm Beach County Safety Council Awards

The Port of Palm Beach continues to show how workplace safety is a priority. This year, the Port received five safety awards from the Palm Beach County Safety Council. The Port was presented with two excellence awards for worker and vehicle safety and two...

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Posted on: March 26, 2020

Sen. Marco Rubio shows support for Port of Palm Beach rail infrastructure

Facilities worker working rail

U.S. Senator Marco Rubio recently wrote a letter to the U.S. Department of Transportation in support of Port of Palm Beach’s application for a $13.2 million Infrastructure for Rebuilding America grant. The federal funding would allow the port to...

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Letter of support from U.S. Senator Marco Rubio Featured News
Posted on: March 24, 2020

Donated mobile veterinary clinic exported to the Abaco Islands

Mobile veterinary clinic

Today, port tenant Heavy Lift Services, Inc. loaded a mobile veterinary clinic onto the Vi-Nais cargo ship. The vet clinic, donated by a local animal rescue group called Good Karma Pet Rescue, will soon arrive in Scotland Cay in the Bahamas. Check out CBS...

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Posted on: March 4, 2020

Port of Palm Beach recognizes Director of Human Resources

Beatrice Greffin Director of Human Resources/Administration & District Clerk

This week the Port of Palm Beach is recognizing Director of Human Resources, Beatrice Greffin, known to many as "B." We want to thank her for always making herself available to all Port employees. Her calmness, professionalism and good heart nev...

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Posted on: February 28, 2020

Research Vessel Petrel berths at Port of Palm Beach

Research Vessel Petrel

A well-known research vessel made a stop at the Port of Palm Beach on Friday to pick up a film crew. 

RV Petrel is a 76.45-metre research vessel owned by the estate of Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen. 

The ship is named after the sea bird ...

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Posted on: February 25, 2020

Port of Palm Beach featured in Florida Ports Council e-newsletter

Florida Ports Council e-newsletter

The Port of Palm Beach is this month's "Port Spotlight" featured in the Florida Ports Council e-newsletter. The article talks about how the port and its tenants are helping rebuild the Bahamas, current projects and cruise deals ahead of spring break.

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Posted on: February 20, 2020

Palm Beach Harbor Pilots recognized for their work

Palm Beach Harbor Pilots

The Palm Beach Harbor Pilots received the "Best of Riviera Beach" award for being loyal tenants of the Riviera Beach Marina. The harbor pilots continue to help captains safely navigate vessels in and out of the Port of Palm Beach.  In a...

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Posted on: February 18, 2020

National Engineers Week

Port Engineer Ron Coddington

In honor of National Engineers Week, we are shining a spotlight on Port of Palm Beach Engineer Ron Coddington.

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Posted on: February 10, 2020

Retired fire engine shipped to the Abacos

Fire engine on vessel

Assistance to the Bahamas continues thanks to the generous people and organizations in Palm Beach County. Last Friday, Heavy Lift Services Inc loaded a vessel with a retired fire engine, roofing and building supplies and other donated goods collected by T...

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Posted on: January 29, 2020

Riviera Beach students meet former & current NFL stars on board the Grand Classica

Super Bowl Community Celebration on board the Grand Classica

Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line and the City of Riviera Beach hosted a special community event on Tuesday, ahead of Super Bowl LIV. Some 50 high school athletes from the City of Riviera Beach, met with former and current NFL stars to talk about what it takes...

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Posted on: January 27, 2020

Tropical Shipping expands its services

refrigerated conatiners

 Tropical Shipping added Belize City, Belize as one of its liner ports offering the Highest quality of Ocean Transportation Services, including:

Southbound and Northbound

FCL – Reefer and Dry

LCL – Dry

The Southbound service will ...

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Posted on: January 21, 2020

Port Commisisoners participate in 36th Annual MLK Gala Parade

Commissioners Josepg Anderson, Dr. Jean Enright & Wayne Richards rdiing in the MLK parade

On Saturday, Port Commissioners Joseph Anderson, Dr. Jean Enright and Wayne Richards attended the City of Riviera Beach’s 36th Annual MLK Gala Parade in honor of the legendary civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The commissioners rod...

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Posted on: January 17, 2020

Check out our MLK parade float built by our maintenance team

Port of Palm Beach MLK float

We don’t mean to brag, but we have a talented maintenance team at Port of Palm Beach. Take a look at the parade float they built that looks like a ship. You can see the float in person tomorrow at the City of Riviera Beach’s 36th Annua...

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Posted on: January 17, 2020

Shipping container homes exported to Marsh Harbour

Shipping container homes

Yesterday, Port of Palm Beach tenant, Heavy Lift Services Inc, loaded the Vi-Nais cargo ship with four shipping containers that have been converted into housing for workers who are rebuilding Marsh Harbour in the Abaco Islands. Heavy Lift also shipped mor...

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Posted on: January 10, 2020

Berth 1 Construction Complete

Mega yacht occupying berth 1

Berth 1 reopened this week after undergoing extensive renovations.

The $4.5 million construction project replaced about 425 feet of sea wall which included installing new bulkhead using steel sheet pile, tieback anchors, a concrete cap, marine bollards and...

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Posted on: January 6, 2020

Port Executive Director recognized for outstanding achievements

Almira_Manuel

The Florida Ports Council congratulated Port of Palm Beach Executive Director Manuel Almira for his accomplishments and contributions he's made to the Port of Palm Beach during the past decade. 

You can read the letter here

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Posted on: January 3, 2020

POPB Executive Director featured in the Palm Beach 100 Business Journal

Executive Director Manuel Almira featured in The Palm Beach 100

Port of Palm Beach Executive Director, Manuel Almira, is starting off the new year with a bang. Almira was profiled in a new magazine called the Palm Beach 100, which profiles the top 100 business leaders in the county. In the business journal, Almira sha...

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Posted on: December 23, 2019

Port Commission Chair recognized by the Salvation Army

Port Commission Chair Katherine Waldron receiving recognition award

Port of Palm Beach Commission Chair Katherine Waldron was recognized by the Salvation Army of Palm Beach County for helping find warehouse space for the Salvation Army's Angel Tree Program.

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Posted on: December 18, 2019

Promoting the Bahamas

Junkanoo Gawds performing on Grand Celebration

A local Bahamian band called the Junkanoo Gawds performed on Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line's Grand Celebration thanks to local Palm Beach Harbor Pilot Greg Turner, who is passionate about promoting tourism to the Bahamas.

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Posted on: December 16, 2019

More donations headed to Marsh Harbour in time for Christmas

Duke of Top Sail ro-ro cargo ship

Ro-Ro cargo ship, Duke of Top Sail, is sailing to Marsh Harbour from the Port of Palm Beach for the last time this year. Port of Palm Beach tenant, Heavy Lift Services Inc, loaded the goods Monday afternoon. A majority of the items being shipped are donat...

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Posted on: November 15, 2019

Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line featured in Gucci holiday ad campaign

Gucci holiday shoot at the Port of Palm Beach

Guess who is the star of the new 2019 Gucci Gift Giving Campaign? Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line's Grand Classica.

In the video, you see the cast and crew embarking the Grand Classica, enjoying entertainment on the ship, mingling with one of the captains and...

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Posted on: September 16, 2019

Port tenants work together to help the Bahamas

Donations in trailer

A 53-foot trailer filled with 28 pallets of donated supplies arrived at Port of Palm Beach last week. At least three of our tenants worked together to get the supplies to the port and then onto the Grand Celebration, which shipped the goods to Freeport.

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Posted on: November 26, 2018

Berth 17 Debuts with Arrival of Duke of Topsail

Duke of Topsail at Berth 17

On Monday morning, November 26, 2018, the Port of Palm Beach celebrated the first use of Berth 17 by the Duke of Topsail in a ribbon cutting ceremony. 

Attendees at the ceremony included the Chair of the Board of Commissioners, Dr. Jean L. Enright...

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Posted on: September 24, 2018

Foreign-Trade Zone #135 Reorganized Under Alternative Site Framework

Port of Palm Beach Aerial

On September 6, 2018, the U.S. Department of Commerce approved the Port’s application to reorganize Foreign-Trade Zone #135 under the Alternative Site Framework (ASF). ASF is an optional framework for organizing and designating sites that allows...

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