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.

Jan 19

[ARCHIVED] Port of Palm Beach Stevedore Port Contractors to Handle New Service to/from Freeport

The original item was published from January 19, 2016 3:43 PM to January 19, 2016 3:45 PM

MV Emprendora
On Tuesday, January 19, 2015, Port of Palm Beach stevedore and agent Port Contractors received the Maritime Vessel Emprendeora on her first call to load cargo bound for Freeport, Bahamas. The 254-foot vessel, which will be home ported at Port of Palm Beach, will transport up to 44 TEUs of containerized and breakbulk cargo, including automobile, heavy equipment and maritime vessel to Port of Freeport three times weekly.
emprendora from phone

Port Contractors has been a Port of Palm Beach tenant for 8 years. Established in 1984 as Port Contractors Inc, after nearly a decade of stevedoring operations at Port of Wilmington, the company organized and grew, acquiring land around the port, and developing a focus on handling bulk cargoes. After facilitating the growth of Port of Wilmington’s bulk, breakbulk and project cargo handling capabilities through the acquisition and development of land, rail sidings and warehouses adjacent to the port. Beginning in 2000, PCI expanded to new ports and markets along the East and Gulf Coasts. Since 2008, Port Contractors has provided cruise, project cargo and yacht services at Port of Palm Beach.