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Posted on: April 8, 2021

Port Executive Director featured in 95.9 FM

Manuel interview

This week, Port Executive Director Manuel Almira was interviewed by Host of Talk of the Palm Beaches on 95.9FM. The segment detailed different Port operations and economic impact, cruising, port security, Peanut Island, COVID-19 impacts and much more.

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Posted on: June 30, 2020

Employee Celebrations

April Birthdays  Anniversaries Poster

Happy Birthday to the following employees:

Conductor, Todd Scaife- April 4th

Harbour Master, Jeffrey Baker- April 5th

Conductor, Michael Ruiz- April 8th

Manager of Purchasing and Procurement, Tracy Carey- April 9th

Senior Director of Seaport Operations and Sec...

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Posted on: March 29, 2021

Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line recognized for giving back

Grand Celebration cruise ship in Freeport

Congratulations Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line for receiving a Community Leadership award from the Women's Chamber of Commerce of Palm Beach County.

The cruise line's efforts in providing relief to victims of Hurricane Dorian is just one example of the extra...

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Posted on: March 26, 2021

Dozens of Easter baskets collected for Kids Cancer Foundation

Port staff members and All Star Plumbing reps with more than 70 Easter baskets

Thank you to our Port Commissioners, Port employees and tenants,
Walpole, Inc.
Heavy Lift Services, Inc.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection
Tropical Shipping
, and
SSI Petroleum
, for participating in Project Easter. 
Together we collecte...
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Posted on: March 25, 2021

Palm Beach Marine Fuel featured at Palm Beach International Boat Show

Palm Beach Marine Fuel Truck

 The Palm Beach International Boat Show is back with a live event and dozens of company's are here displaying their business.

“I think everyone is kind of ready to get back to somewhat of a normal routine. This is a great way to...

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Posted on: March 15, 2021

Shore Power connection now available at Berth One Palm Beach

View of cables for shore power

Mega yacht owners visiting the Port of Palm Beach can now switch off their engines and connect to shore power while docked at the port.  

“Shore power is the project to bring electric power from one of our main substations into the berth...

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Posted on: February 24, 2021

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers allocates more than $6.3 million for Lake Worth Inlet shoaling

Tropical Shipping, Peanut Island and inlet

The Port of Palm Beach recently learned the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers allocated just over $6.3 million for dredging of the nearby channel and the settling basins."In the last five to seven years, funding has been in the neighborhood of $2.5 and $3...

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Posted on: January 5, 2021

New location for weekly food distribution

Volunteers loading food in cars

Do you know someone dealing with financial hardships due to the pandemic? 

If so, let them know food assistance is available at Port of Palm Beach every Saturday. Volunteers with Hospitality Helping Hands (H3), Feeding South Florida, Miami Diaper ...

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Posted on: February 22, 2021

Port staff works to secure COVID-19 vaccine for qualified essential workers

Duke Monarch vessel

Port of Palm Beach staff has spent the last month trying to help essential workers 65 and older, secure a COVID-19 vaccine appointment. Last week, the Florida Department of Health responded to the Port's inquiries and has begun scheduling COVID-v...

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Posted on: February 19, 2021

Niece of deceased veteran receives memorial flag found by Port staff member

Niece of deceased Army Colonel

We recently told you about how Port staff found a deceased veteran's memorial flag in the vacant USCG Station on Peanut Island. The flag belonged to Army Col. Robert J. Gilroy, who died in Bennington, Vermont in 1993. Col. Gilroy served more than...

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Posted on: February 8, 2021

POPB staff reunites memorial flag with family member of Army veteran

Memorial flag in case

Here's a story you don't hear often. Port of Palm Beach staff reunited a deceased veterans memorial flag with one of his living relatives. Our Director of Business Development Micheal Meekins, who is a Navy veteran, found the American flag in a shadow box...

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Posted on: December 23, 2020

Port tenants assist with surprise Christmas gift for Bahamian family

Modular home loaded on Inagua Spray

Every holiday season, Port of Palm Beach tenants play a significant role in exporting Christmas presents to people living in the Bahamas. This year,
Heavy Lift Services, Inc.
, Inc. Gulfstream Line, Port Contractors and
Bahamas Ferries Ltd.
worked together...
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Posted on: December 8, 2020

Executive Director named one of the top business leaders

Palm Beach 100 Manuel Almira

Port of Palm Beach Executive Director Manuel Almira was named one of Palm Beach Illustrated' s 2021 Top 100 Most Influential Business Leaders in Palm Beach County.  In the business journal, Almira shares his accomplishments, the best advice he's ...

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Posted on: December 1, 2020

Port implements new safety & security platform

Photo of platform displayed on TV screen

The Port of Palm Beach is now using a real-time comprehensive situational awareness platform from STRAX Intelligence Group.

“As the 18th busiest container Port in the country, my fellow Port Commisisoners and I understand the importance of investing in sec...

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Posted on: November 18, 2020

Check out our Tenant Spotlight

Glen, Tina and Joey Dias

In this Tenant Spotlight, we feature a professional stevedore company called Heavy Lift Services. The local multigenerational company has been operating at the Port for 55 years.

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Posted on: November 17, 2020

Heavy Lift Services handles artificial reef modules

Artificial reefs on the dock

In case you missed it, Port tenant Heavy Lift Services, Inc. spoke with CBS 12 News about how they safely handled the artificial reefs that were deployed off Palm Beach on Monday, November 16th. 

The company has the equipment, space and experience...

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Posted on: October 20, 2020

Port officials discuss rail expansion with Congressman Brian Mast

Board Chairman Wayne Richards and Congressman Brian Mast

Port of Palm Beach officials thanked Congressman Brian Mast for his role in helping the Port secure a major federal grant. On Monday, October 19, Congressman Mast

stopped by the Port of Palm Beach to discuss our plans to expand our rail facility. The Congr...

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Posted on: October 19, 2020

Port of Palm Beach receives award for rail safety

Rail Jake Award

The American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association awarded the Port of Palm Beach with a Jake Award of Distinction for achieving a perfect safety record with no reportable injuries in 2019. 

Since its inception in 1995, the Jake Award progr...

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Posted on: October 14, 2020

Regular Board of Commissioners Meeting date change

Photos of Commissioners

Port of Palm Beach District Board of Commissioners will hold their regular monthly meeting on November 16, 2020 at 4 PM. The Board will go into Executive Session at the beginning of the meeting.

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Posted on: October 14, 2020

Port awarded major federal grant for expansion of rail facility

Port of Palm Beach locomotive

The Port of Palm Beach has been awarded a $13.2 million grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation to expand its intermodal rail freight facility. The Port is currently very close to meeting its rail freight capacity.  As the growth of cont...

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Posted on: October 5, 2020

Port Executive Director receives congratulatory letter from AAPA

Port ED, PIO and Planning Director posing with AAPA Communication Awards

The American Association of Port Authorities congratulated Port Executive Director Manuel Almira and Port staff for a recent achievement. The AAPA awarded the Port of Palm Beach with four communication awards.

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Posted on: September 30, 2020

World War II crash rescue boat arrives at Port

P-520 being offloaded

A small piece of history arrived at the Port this week. Port tenant, Port Contractors, facilitated the transportation of a decommissioned US Army Air Force crash rescue boat that served during World War II. The 85 ft military boat, that was constructed en...

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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 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: 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 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 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 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

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

Refrigerated 45 degrees -250 pa...

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Merchants Market Group website Latest News
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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April cargo tonnage report Latest News
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: 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: 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 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 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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