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.

Sep 19

[ARCHIVED] Port Commissioner Honored with Resolution

The original item was published from September 19, 2016 3:44 PM to September 19, 2016 3:47 PM

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On Thursday, September 15, 2016, Port of Palm Beach Commissioner George E. Mastics was honored with a resolution commemorating his service.

With over three decades in public service, George Mastics served as a an ex-officio member for the Economic Council of Palm Beach County; and former member of the Overall Economic Development Program for Palm Beach County, Floridians for Better Transportation, Save the Lake Worth Lagoon Organization, Business Development Board, Metropolitan Planning Board, Foreign Trade Zone No. 135 for Port of Palm Beach County, Navy League Palm Beach Council and the 2002 American Association of Port Authorities Steering Committee.

In 2013, he was presented with the Governor's Business Ambassador Medal and after completing his current term, will enjoy new endeavors with his wife of over 58 years, Carole. 

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The resolution, presented to Mastics during the September board meeting, concludes with 
Be it resolved that the Port of Palm Beach Board of Commissioners formally honors Commissioner George E. Mastics for his enduring passion for people of the Port of Palm Beach District and unwavering dedication to legislative leadership and the legal profession.

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Following the board meeting, Mastics, his family and port staff and associates enjoyed a reception in his honor.