Port of Palm Beach Construction Allows Record Cargo Capabilities for Florida Sugar and Molasses Exchange

Slip Three, the Port’s southernmost slip, underwent major renovations including increased depth of 35 feet (from 33’) and a northward shift of approximately 10 feet. The improvement will allow vessels to fully load without waiting on a rising tide. While the slip was still under construction, the Louis Howland was able to dock and load a record 16,700 short tons of sugar.

Oct 13

[ARCHIVED] Port of Palm Beach Hosts Afternoon with Brian Mast

The original item was published from October 13, 2015 11:31 AM to October 19, 2015 11:05 AM

Port of Palm Beach Hosts Brian Mast
On Monday, October 12, 2015, the Port of Palm Beach welcomed Brian Mast, a 12-year U.S. Army veteran and recipient of the Bronze Star Medal, Army Commendation Medal for Valor, Purple Heart Medal and the Defense Meritorious Service Medal. Mr. Mast's Army career included service under the elite Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC) as a bomb disposal expert, fighting in the ongoing war against radical Islamic terrorism.

As stated in Mast's bio: While on his last deployment in Afhanistan, Mast was tasked with protecting his brothers from IED's on a nightly basis. While he was able to detect and destroy most, the very last IED Mast found resulted in him sustaining catastropic injuries that resulted in the loss of both his legs.

Mast discussed his service and injuries with Port staff, explaining that during his time at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington DC, he realized he was not finished serving his country. As he recovered, regained strength and re-evaluated his future, he decided to answer the call to serve the U.S. again, as a Republican candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives in Florida's 18th Congressional District.
Port of Palm Beach Tour Brian Mast
Port executive staff members were not only honored to meet him, but to also show him the operations and future plans for the Port of Palm Beach.