The company's stevedores used a super sack spreader bar, designed and built by one of the company’s owners, to unload 16 cement super sacks at one time. The break-bulk cargo easily unlatches from the spreader using a wireless remote control.
The company unloaded 6,000 super sacks in just three days. The shipment of cement was then transported to a distributor in Palm Beach County.
Congressman Hastings passed away April 6th at age 84. Hastings was the the longest serving member of Florida’s Congressional Delegation. He was an advocate for Florida ports during his time as a member of the Florida Congressional Ports Caucus. His legislatives priorities included continued efforts to create jobs and provide greater economic opportunities for middle class and the working poor. The Board recognized the Congressman for his continued defense of the rights of minorities, women, the elderly, children and immigrants.
The Port of Palm Beach has spent the last 14 months intensifying healthy and safety procedures by:
enhancing our sanitation procedures
installing touchless hand sanitizing stations
refurbishing restrooms to include touchless fixtures
adding plexiglass in the U.S. Customs and Border Protection area
upgrading our HVAC system by increasing fresh air intake and adding MERV 13 filters
The Port of Palm Beach has been working with Palm Beach County Health Department to ensure a safe cruise resumption plan. Port staff also requested to hosts on-site vaccine clinics when the cruise line's crew members return to the Port.
The Port of Palm Beach and Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line look forward to welcoming back the cruising public soon.
Tenant Spotlight: Southeast Hay Distributors
In this Tenant Spotlight, we featured Southeast Hay Distributors. The company sells equine products to thousands of horse owners and polo teams in Palm Beach County. The company’s CEO, Alexander Christensen, talks about how they transport the products to the Port, the benefit of being headquartered at the Port and how they serve the Caribbean.
Captains Reid Hansen, Eric Baker and Dane Britt are three of four Palm Beach Harbor Pilots. Not pictured in the photo above is Captain Matthew Rigby.
As state-licensed harbor pilots, they provide safe & reliable transit for ships arriving & departing the Port of Palm Beach.
Foreign-flagged ships that draw more than seven feet of water must use a state-licensed harbor pilot while maneuvering in Florida waters. On average the local captains pilot about 2,550 arriving and departing vessels.
Port donates benches to local Boys and Girls Club
This month, members of the Port Facilities team delivered eight benches to the Max M. Fisher Boys and Girls Club in Riviera Beach. Two of the donated benches were placed in the club's lobby and the other benches will be dispersed among local Boys and Girls Clubs. The benches were previously used in the cruise terminal for cruise passengers.
Job opportunities at Port of Palm Beach
CEMEX is currently hiring two Terminal Attendants to work at its terminal located at the Port of Palm Beach. Click here to apply.
Port of Palm Beach hosts "Stop the Bleed" training
The Port of Palm Beach has partnered with the Health Care District of Palm Beach County to provide free "Stop the Bleed" training to Port employees and tenants. The training is tentatively scheduled for Tuesday, May 25th and Wednesday, May 26th. There will be three classes taught each day, 9 AM, 1 PM and 4 PM.
The training, conducted by instructor David Summers, will teach you how to identify life-threatening bleeding and treat it by packing wounds, applying pressure and properly using a tourniquet.
The company is a full service Stevedoring and Agency Company capable of handling container and general cargo vessels.
Teeters is also the general agents for Monarch Shipping Company, a RO/RO liner service offering shipping services from Port of Palm Beach to Haiti. Monarch owns three RO/RO vessels, the Monarch Queen, Monarch Princess and the Monarch Countess.
Board Chairman updates local group on Port operations
"CACFI's mission is to maintain and sustain the quality of life for the community, consistent with the culture and tradition of our diverse ancestral heritage. This organization is committed to volunteerism and social activities with special emphasis on our youths and seniors," Chairman Anderson said.
CAFCI functions as a resource center and information clearinghouse for individuals of the Caribbean-American community.
"I had the distinct pleasure sharing information about the Port of Palm Beach and I thank CACFI for the opportunity to address their members," Chairman Anderson said.
May Port Employee Work Anniversaries
Congratulations to our Special Projects Manager, Aaron Hoffman, for 16 years of service. Aaron has held several positions while at the Port. He was Port Duty Officer from 2005-2014. He then managed the the TWC Enrollment Center that use to be located at the Port and in 2018 he was promoted to Special Projects Manager. Aaron has been instrumental in numerous security, operations and capital improvement projects.
"The Port was an obvious choice for me to continue my maritime career. Previous to my stint at the port, I was in the U.S. Coast Guard for 21 years. As a crew is needed to navigate a ship safely, a port needs good and talented people to keep it profitable for the community. Mission success and the people I work with to achieve this is what makes this an enjoyable place to work," said Aaron.
Aaron is also the Executive Director of the Port of Palm Beach Seafarers Center, a non-profit charity located at the Port, that provides services to mariners who dock at our Port.
Weekly drive-through food
This month marks one year since the Port of Palm Beach began supporting Hospitality Helping Hand's weekly food drive. With cargo operations increasing and cruising possibly resuming in July, the Port has decided it will provide space for the food drive event until June 12th. We are thankful for the partnership and the organization's commitment of feeding more than 50,000 thousands of families in Palm Beach County.
Hospitality Helping Hands weekly food drive has relocated to its original location at 301 Broadway Avenue near the Southgate Facility.
Attendees are asked to enter the Port south of the Sky Pass bridge on the westside of Broadway Avenue. Drivers will be asked to line up in the car staging area.
Visitors will then be escorted to the food distribution area once the event starts at 3 PM.
The no-contact food distribution events provide families with nutritional groceries, baby products and pet food.
Face masks are now optional while on Port property. Keep in mind businesses and agencies can enforce a mask policy if they choose to.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection will begin accepting walk-ins at its Global Entry Enrollment Center starting May 31. The Global Entry Enrollment Center is located on the third floor of the Maritime Office Complex. Walk-ins are welcome on Monday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 3 PM to 4 PM. CBP requires visitors to wear a face mask.
You can stay-up to date on how the Port is handling the COVID-19 pandemic, by visiting our COVID-19 alert pageon our website.
The Port of Palm Beach is working with the Palm Beach County Health Department to schedule on-site vaccine clinics at the Port for crew members and individuals working at the Port.
In the meantime, if you want to be vaccinated and have transportation to get to the health department's clinic in Lake Worth, please email the Port's PIO, Yaremi Farinas, who can help you schedule an appointment.
Upcoming Commission Meetings
You're invited to attend our Board of Commissioners meetings.
The public is welcome to attend the in-person board meetings held in our Board Room located on the 6th Floor of the Maritime Office Complex at One East 11th St Riviera Beach, FL. Face masks are optional.