News Flash

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: June 30, 2020

Employee Celebrations

August Birthdays -Anniversaries Poster

Conductor/facilities, Jordan Almodovar’s birthday is August 24th. 

Five Port employees are celebrating work anniversaries. 

This July marks 16 years Jackelin Machado has been with the Port. She is currently the Deputy Clerk Super...

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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 13, 2020

National French Fry Day

frozen french fries

Last year, Port of Palm Beach handled 2,675 tons of frozen French fries imported from Canada. The French fries are purchased by Port tenant & food distributor Merchants Market and transported by Tropical Shipping.

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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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Palm Beach County mandatory masks info Featured News
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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April cargo tonnage report Featured 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: 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 22, 2020

National Maritime Day May 22nd

National Maritime Day

The Port of Palm Beach is encouraging all vessels in our harbor and at berth to sound their horns or whistles four times at noon on May 22nd in recognition of National Maritime Day. 

This year’s National Maritime Day theme, Sound Off for...

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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 30, 2020

CDC's Coronavirus Self-Checker

CDC COVID-19 self checker

Everyone can help prevent the spread of COVID-19. The Coronavirus Self-Checker, also known as Clara, can help you decide when to call your doctor if you are feeling sick.

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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 24, 2020

Fun Fact Friday

Frozen french fries

While the Port of Palm Beach is primarily an export port, there are some goods that are imported and distributed into South Florida communities. You might be surprised what comes through our port before ending up in local restaurants and stores. Tropical ...

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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 15, 2020

Port of Palm Beach Security Officer makes care packages

care packages

We have some special employees at Port of Palm Beach. Security Officer, Kuumba Payne, made these care packages for her elderly neighbors. A touching gesture that’s much needed during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Posted on: April 13, 2020

Safety practices for critical workers

COVID-19 CDC graphic

The CDC recommends additional precautions in workplaces carrying out critical functions to protect workers & communities.

When workers return to the job after potential COVID-19 exposure, implement these practices before and during their work shift:

  • Pre...
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Posted on: April 10, 2020

CDC recommendations regarding the use of cloth face coverings

COVID-19-face-cover

Take action to slow the spread of COVID-19 by wearing a cloth face covering in public spaces, keeping at least 6 feet of physical distance, & frequently washing your hands.

Your cloth face covering should:

✔️ Reach above the nose, below the chin, and co...

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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Featured News
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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Featured News
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: September 10, 2019

More than 380 tons of donated water arrive at Port of Palm Beach

Water donation arriving at port

Nineteen semi-trucks arrived at the Port of Palm Beach on Tuesday filled with more than 380 tons of donated water. The water was donated by the state and FPL. The water bound for Nassau, was stored in the Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line's warehouse.

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Posted on: September 8, 2019

Tropical Shipping sends supplies & equipment to Freeport

Tropic Opal

On Saturday, Tropical Shipping loaded one of its cargo vessels, the Tropic Opal bound for Freeport, with equipment for power companies as well as donated supplies for their employees and hurricane victims.

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Posted on: September 8, 2019

Port Commission Chair on a misison to help hurricane victims

Palm Beach County Cares meeting at the Port of Palm Beach

Port of Palm Beach Commission Chair Katherine Waldron, who co-founded Palm Beach County Cares, met with members of the organization to discuss how to safely and effectively help victims of Hurricane Dorian.

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Posted on: August 12, 2019

Meet our New Employee

Port of Palm Beach Switchman Todd Scaife

 Todd Scaife is the newest rail and facilities employee at the Port of Palm Beach. As a switchman he assists in switching rail cars from the Florida East Coast rail site onto the Port of Palm Beach. Scaife is also responsible for the maintenance ...

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Posted on: August 12, 2019

Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line now offering Cruise & Stay package

Bahamas Pardise Cruise Line logo

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Posted on: July 15, 2019

Local kids visit the Port of Palm Beach

Campers with Rising Stars Athletics on cruise ship

Summer fun at the Port of Palm Beach! Last Thursday some local kids got to visit the port where the Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line Grand Celebration was docked. For many of the kids, it was their first time aboard a cruise ship.

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Posted on: February 21, 2019

2019 a Year of Fun, Adventure and Freedom with Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line

CRUISE ON BPCL GRAND CELEBRATION

Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line (BPCL), the only provider of daily, two-night cruises from the Port of Palm Beach to Grand Bahama Island, is offering a collection of new activities, packages and promotions for anyone looking to escape their daily routines an...

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Posted on: February 1, 2019

Manuel Almira featured in SFBJ Power Leaders 250

Manuel Almira, Executive Director

The Port of Palm Beach's Executive Director Manuel Almira was named one of 250 Power Leaders for 2019 by the South Florida Business Journal on February 1, 2019. The Power Leaders list has become an invaluable resource for readers reflecting the "who'...

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Posted on: January 9, 2019

New Appointments on the Port's Board of Commissioners

BOARD MEETING JAN 8 2019

The Port of Palm Beach District’s Board of Commissioners welcomed new Commissioner Joseph D. Anderson, during a ceremony held at the Port’s Cruise Terminal on January 8, 2019.

Katherine M. Waldron is the new Chair of the Port of Palm Beach District’s Board...

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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: January 8, 2019

BPCL Kicks Off 2019 with Triple Play Promotion

Family on Beach at Grand Bahama Island

January is one of the most popular months to book a cruise and Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line (BPCL) is kicking off the new year with an irresistible value proposition. Guests can now make bookings on both Grand Classica and Grand Celebration sailings while...

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Posted on: October 15, 2018

Tropical Shipping Welcomes New Vessel, Tropic Freedom

Tropic Freedom

Congratulations, Tropical Shipping! Join us in welcoming the Tropic Freedom, a Mini Express Class vessel custom-built at Guangzhou Wenchong Shipyard in China. The vessel holds 300 TEUs (20-foot containers) and serves shallow draft ports in the Caribbean i...

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Posted on: December 6, 2018

Grand Celebration Returns on December 21, Offers "Sail Away Your Way" Promotion

BPCL Grand Celebration

Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line (BPCL) is pleased to announce that Grand Celebration will return to her homeport, the Port of Palm Beach, and resume a two-night sailing schedule beginning on Friday, December 21. Grand Celebration was chartered for the past t...

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Posted on: November 1, 2018

Former Port Commissioner George E. Mastics, Esq. Passed Away on Wednesday

George E. Mastics, Esq.

Early Wednesday morning, George Edward Mastics, Esq. passed away at his home in Palm Beach, Florida, surrounded by family. Elected in 1996, Mastics served as a Commissioner of the Port of Palm Beach for 20 years, with six of those years as Chairman of the...

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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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Posted on: October 1, 2018

Grand Celebration Chartered to Assist Communities Impacted by Gas Incident

BPCL

Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line has chartered the Grand Celebration to assist with restoration of service to communities impacted by the Massachusetts gas incident. The ship will be traveling to Boston on October 1, 2018 to provide housing, if needed, for pe...

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Posted on: November 21, 2018

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving!

All of us at the Port of Palm Beach join in wishing you a Happy Thanksgiving! Please note: our administrative offices are closed on November 22 and 23, and will re-open on Monday, November 26 at 8:30 am.

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Posted on: October 1, 2018

Financial Reports for August 2018

Financial Reports

The Port of Palm Beach's Financial Reports for August 2018 are now posted in the Monthly Financials section of the website.

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Posted on: February 5, 2018

The Palm Beaches Selected as One of Forbes Travel Guide's Top 18 Destinations of 2018

Discover The Palm Beaches

While Elon Musk is hard at work trying to make Mars the next travel frontier, other places in this orbit demand a visit right now. Palm Beach County, made up of 39 cities and towns, draws you in with 47 miles of sand.

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Posted on: March 30, 2018

Rail Improvements Project Begins in April

Port of Palm Beach Railroad

Beginning in April, the Port's railroad tracks will undergo improvements in order to increase the efficiency of cargo transport and handling. Port operations will not be affected at any time by the construction, which will occur at night and during the Po...

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Posted on: April 19, 2018

Annual Financial Report for Fiscal Year 2017

Financial Reports

The Port of Palm Beach's Audited Comprehensive Annual Financial Report for the fiscal year that ended September 30, 2017 is now posted in the Financial Reports section of the website.

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Posted on: April 13, 2018

New cruise ship sets sail to Bahamas out of Port of Palm Beach

BPCL Grand Classica

Palm Beach County leaders on Friday heralded the arrival of Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line’s newest ship at the Port of Palm Beach. The Grand Classica joins its sister ship, the Grand Celebration, in offering daily cruises to Freeport, Grand Bahama Island.

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Posted on: January 30, 2018

Palm Beach’s Northern Shore Thickened with Free Inlet Sand

Town of Palm Beach

About 235,000 cubic yards was dredged from the entrance channel, the Port of Palm Beach turning basins in the Lake Worth Lagoon and sand-settling basins north of the inlet.

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Posted on: February 20, 2018

Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line Unveils Grand Classica Details

BPCL

Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line (BPCL), the only Line with a two-night cruise departing year-round from the Port of Palm Beach, announced today that Grand Classica, its new ship joining Grand Celebration, will begin sailing on April 13, 2018. Reservations fo...

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Posted on: December 13, 2017

Grand Celebration Sets Sail With New Enhancements, Second Ship Named

BPCL Grand Classica

Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line, the only Line with a two-night cruise departing year-round from the Port of Palm Beach, announced today that Grand Celebration will set sail with several new guest-focused enhancements, including a new adult-only area, a revi...

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News Flash

Posted on: June 25, 2018

Video of Special Joint Workshop with City of Riviera Beach

The video is now posted of the Special Joint Workshop held on June 12, 2018, with the Port of Palm Beach District Board of Commissioners and the City of Riviera Beach City Council. It is available on the Riviera Beach TV (RBTV) Channel on YouTube. Click h...

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Posted on: May 21, 2018

Staff Promotion in Clerk’s Office

The Port of Palm Beach announced a staff promotion in the Clerk’s Office today.

As the District Clerk and Records Administrator, Venice Howard provides general administration of the office, serves as clerk to the Board of Commissioners, maintains document ...

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Posted on: April 26, 2018

Financial Reports for March 2018

The Port of Palm Beach's Financial Reports for March 2018 are now posted in the Monthly Financials section of the website.

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Posted on: March 23, 2018

Financial Reports for February 2018

The Port of Palm Beach's Financial Reports for February 2018 are now posted in the Monthly Financials section of the website.

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Posted on: February 28, 2018

Financial Reports for January 2018

The Port of Palm Beach's Financial Reports for January 2018 are now posted in the Monthly Financials section of the website.

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Posted on: January 25, 2018

Financial Reports for December 2017

The Port of Palm Beach's Financial Reports for December 2017 are now posted in the Monthly Financials section of the website.

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Posted on: December 28, 2017

Financial Reports for November 2017

The Port of Palm Beach's Financial Reports for November 2017 are now posted in the Monthly Financials section of the website.

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Posted on: December 22, 2017

Moody’s Investors Service Affirms Port of Palm Beach’s Baa3 Rating, Upgrading Rating Outlook

Port of Palm Beach

On Wednesday, Moody’s Investors Service (Moody’s) revised the Port of Palm Beach’s rating outlook to positive from stable and affirmed the District’s Baa3 rating. The positive outlook recognizes the Port’s sustained financial improvement due to successful...

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Posted on: December 13, 2017

Grand Celebration Sets Sail With New Enhancements, Second Ship Named

BPCL Grand Classica

Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line, the only Line with a two-night cruise departing year-round from the Port of Palm Beach, announced today that Grand Celebration will set sail with several new guest-focused enhancements, including a new adult-only area, a revi...

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Posted on: December 11, 2017

Governor Rick Scott Sends Thanks to Port Director Manuel Almira

Gov Rick Scott

In a letter dated November 20, 2017, Governor Rick Scott recognized Port of Palm Beach Executive Director Manuel Almira for his hard work, leadership, and support of the state of Florida. The Governor noted the critical role that transportation infrastruc...

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Posted on: December 11, 2017

Daylight Restrictions for Lake Worth Inlet

The Palm Beach Harbor Pilots' Association issued daylight restrictions for Lake Worth Inlet, in order to increase safety while the cutterhead dredge McCaskill is working the ship channel. All tug and barge units towing, or in the notch, including Articula...

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Posted on: December 1, 2017

Port of Palm Beach Welcomes The World on Saturday

The World

The largest private residential ship on the planet, The World is scheduled to arrive at the Port of Palm Beach at 7:00 am on Saturday, December 2, 2017. As the first vessel of its kind where people could travel the globe without leaving home, The World af...

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Posted on: November 9, 2017

Financial Reports for September 2017

The Port of Palm Beach's Financial Reports for September 2017 are now posted in the Financials section of the website.

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Posted on: November 8, 2017

Update: Draft Restrictions for Lake Worth Inlet

The Palm Beach Harbor Pilots’ Association issued draft restrictions for Lake Worth Inlet, affecting vessel traffic to and from the Port of Palm Beach. Recent soundings show severe shoaling on the centerline and southern half of the Entrance Channel. All v...

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Posted on: November 2, 2017

Staff Promotions in Operations Department

The Port of Palm Beach announced two staff promotions in the Operations Department today.

As the Manager of Operations and Security, Rick Placeres will oversee day to day operations, working with tenants to facilitate scheduling and cargo business. He will...

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Posted on: October 31, 2017

Job Fair at the Port: Thursday, November 2

Join us for a Job Fair at the Port of Palm Beach on Thursday, November 2, 2017, from 10 am to 2 pm in the Cruise Terminal. Interviews will be conducted by Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line, PeopleReady, Palm Beach Parking, and U.S. Customs and Border Protectio...

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Posted on: October 26, 2017

Draft Restrictions for Lake Worth Inlet

The Palm Beach Harbor Pilots' Association issued draft restrictions for Lake Worth Inlet, affecting vessel traffic to and from the Port of Palm Beach. Recent soundings show moderate shoaling from passing storms and low-pressure systems. Inbound vessels ar...

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Posted on: October 12, 2017

County Residents and Organizations Come Together to Show Puerto Rico and USVI They Care

Committed to making a difference in the lives of those devastated by this year’s hurricane season, a group of community leaders has taken the initiative and created a group called Palm Beach County Cares to collect and provide supplies and money...

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Posted on: October 3, 2017

Palm Beach County Cares to Host Press Conference at the Port of Palm Beach on Wednesday, October 11

Palm Beach County Cares will host a press conference at the Port of Palm Beach on Wednesday, October 11, 2017, to discuss its countywide relief efforts for Puerto Rico. The non-partisan organization’s goal is to collect much-needed clothing and ...

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Posted on: September 29, 2017

Port of Palm Beach District Railway Earns 2016 Jake Award

Jake Award

In 2016, the Port of Palm Beach District Railway achieved a perfect safety record with no reported injuries. In recognition of this outstanding achievement, the American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association has honored us with the 2016 Jake Award....

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Posted on: September 28, 2017

Financial Reports for August 2017

The Port of Palm Beach's Financial Reports for August 2017 are now posted in the Financials section of the website.

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Posted on: September 19, 2017

Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line Answers Humanitarian Call by FEMA

Grand Celebration Returns to Port 9-13-17

The MV Grand Celebration, owned and operated by Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line, will be heading to St. Thomas in the U.S. Virgin Islands at the request of FEMA. The chartered ship will have responsibility for housing the National Guard - first responders as...

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Posted on: September 15, 2017

Port Advisory: Container Traffic Restrictions

Per U.S. Customs and Border Protection, container traffic exiting the Port will only be allowed from 0600 through 2100 daily, until further notice. CBP is considering closing the lanes all day on Sunday, based on container traffic, and CBP will advise the...

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Posted on: September 13, 2017

Port Status: Post-Hurricane Irma

After Hurricane Irma passed through Palm Beach County over the weekend, the Port of Palm Beach's operations, security and facility management teams arrived on site on Monday morning, September 11, 2017, in order to ascertain the damages sustained and begi...

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Posted on: September 13, 2017

Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line Offers Accommodations & Meals to Those in Need

Grand Celebration Returns to Port 9-13-17

The U.S. Coast Guard cleared the Port of Palm Beach today for Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line’s MV Grand Celebration to return to port. The cruise line is expected to resume normal cruise operations with the 2-night Bahamas cruise on Satur...

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Posted on: September 8, 2017

Port Condition Zulu Set at the Port of Palm Beach

The U.S. Coast Guard Captain of the Port (COTP) ordered Port Condition Zulu to be set at the Port of Palm Beach as of 8:00 pm ET today, Friday, September 8, 2017. Sustained gale force winds are expected to affect South Florida within 12 hours. The Port, i...

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Posted on: September 8, 2017

Port Condition Yankee Set at the Port of Palm Beach

The U.S. Coast Guard Captain of the Port (COTP) ordered Port Condition Yankee to be set at the Port of Palm Beach as of 8:00 am ET on Friday, September 8, 2017. Sustained gale force winds are expected to affect South Florida within 24 hours. The Port and ...

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Posted on: September 7, 2017

Port Condition X-Ray Set at the Port of Palm Beach

The U.S. Coast Guard Captain of the Port (COTP) ordered Port Condition X-Ray to be set at the Port of Palm Beach as of 12:00 pm ET on Thursday, September 7, 2017. Sustained gale force winds are expected to affect South Florida within 48 hours. The Port an...

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Posted on: September 6, 2017

Port Condition Whiskey Set at the Port of Palm Beach

Due to the possibility of gale force winds (39 to 54 mph) entering South Florida within 72 hours, the U.S. Coast Guard Captain of the Port (COTP) ordered Port Condition Whiskey to be set at the Port of Palm Beach as of 8:00 am ET on Wednesday, September 6...

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Posted on: August 11, 2017

Proposed Budgets for Fiscal Year 2018

The proposed Budgets for FY 2018 are now available for review. The document below includes the Operating, Renewal & Replacement, and Capital Improvement Budgets. These budgets will be discussed during the Budget Workshop, a public meeting at the Port ...

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Posted on: August 1, 2017

Port of Palm Beach Welcomes Congressman Brian Mast on August 2, 2017

Congressman Brian Mast

Riviera Beach, Florida – August 1, 2017 – The Port of Palm Beach is pleased to welcome Congressman Brian Mast (FL-18) to Palm Beach County on August 2, 2017. Congressman Mast’s visit to the Port of Palm Beach in Riviera Beach...

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Posted on: July 10, 2017

Main Gate Closure

Please note: the Port of Palm Beach’s Main Gate (SR 710 Cargo Gate) will be closed, beginning on Friday, July 14, 2017 at 9:00 am, and will reopen on Monday, July 17, 2017 at 6:00 am.

All traffic will be rerouted to the Port’s Southgate...

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Posted on: June 22, 2017

Financial Reports for May 2017

The Port of Palm Beach's Financial Reports for May 2017 are now posted in the Financials section of the website.

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Posted on: June 9, 2017

Staff Promotions in Administration and Accounting Departments

Port of Palm Beach Seal

Riviera Beach, Florida – June 9, 2017 – The Port of Palm Beach announced two staff promotions in the areas of Administration and Accounting today.

Beatrice Greffin, formerly the Manager of Human Resources, Payroll, and Foreign-...

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Posted on: June 1, 2017

Port of Palm Beach Issues Audited Comprehensive Financial Report for the 2016 Fiscal Year

Port of Palm Beach Seal

Riviera Beach, Florida – June 1, 2017 – The Port of Palm Beach published its audited comprehensive financial report for the Fiscal Year of 2016, the period from October 1, 2015 through September 30, 2016. During the Board Meet...

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Posted on: May 25, 2017

Financial Reports for April 2017

The Port of Palm Beach's Financial Reports for April 2017 are now posted in the Financials section of the website.

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Posted on: May 18, 2017

Port of Palm Beach Welcomes Foreign Diplomats with Experience Florida

Experience FL

The Port of Palm Beach was honored to welcome representatives from 21 foreign missions yesterday morning, as part of Experience Florida, a week-long program for participants to strengthen economic, commercial, scientific and cultural relations between the...

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Posted on: April 28, 2017

Financial Reports for March 2017

The Port of Palm Beach's Financial Reports for March 2017 are now posted in the Financials section of the website.

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Posted on: April 26, 2017

Port of Palm Beach Signs 10-Year Contract with Tropical Shipping

Port of Palm Beach

Riviera Beach, Florida – April 26, 2017 – On Thursday, the Board of Commissioners for the Port of Palm Beach District approved a new 10-year contract with its largest tenant, Tropical Shipping. The agreement includes options for both parties to extend the...

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Posted on: April 17, 2017

Port of Palm Beach Welcomes New Client, Johnson Bros. Corporation, a Southland Company

Johnson Bros.

Riviera Beach, Florida – April 17, 2017 – The Port of Palm Beach is pleased to welcome Johnson Bros. Corporation, a Southland Company, as a new client. Johnson Bros. is a nationwide leading Heavy Civil Marine contractor. They have completed numerous movea...

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Posted on: April 11, 2017

Port of Palm Beach Welcomes Congressman Alcee L. Hastings on April 12

Alcee L. Hastings

Riviera Beach, Florida – April 11, 2017 – The Port of Palm Beach is pleased to welcome Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) to Palm Beach County on April 12, 2017.

Congressman Hastings is scheduled to stop at the Port of Palm Beach in Riviera Beach, from n...

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Posted on: April 3, 2017

Port of Palm Beach Celebrates 2nd Annual Ports Day on April 4, 2017

Ports Day

Riviera Beach, Florida – April 3, 2017 – The Port of Palm Beach proudly celebrates the 2nd Annual Western Hemisphere Ports Day on April 4, 2017, joining hundreds of seaports in North, Central and South America, and the Caribbean, to hi...

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Posted on: March 20, 2017

Port of Palm Beach and Panama Canal Authority Extend Strategic Alliance by Five Years

Panama Canal

Riviera Beach, Florida – March 20, 2017 – The Port of Palm Beach and the Panama Canal Authority (ACP) have extended the term of their Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) by five additional years. The original MOU was executed in...

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