News Flash

Posted on: November 18, 2020

Check out our Tenant Spotlight

Glen, Tina and Joey Dias

In this Tenant Spotlight, we feature a professional stevedore company called Heavy Lift Services. The local multigenerational company has been operating at the Port for 55 years.

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Posted on: September 2, 2020

Food Distribution this Saturday

Cars lined up for food drive

Do you know someone dealing with financial hardships due to the pandemic? If so, let them know food assistance is available at the Port of Palm Beach every Saturday.

Volunteers with Hospitality Helping Hands, Feeding South Florida, Miami Diaper Bank and ot...

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Posted on: November 17, 2020

Heavy Lift Services handles artificial reef modules

Artificial reefs on the dock

In case you missed it, Port tenant Heavy Lift Services, Inc. spoke with CBS 12 News about how they safely handled the artificial reefs that were deployed off Palm Beach on Monday, November 16th. 

The company has the equipment, space and experience...

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Posted on: November 17, 2020

Port Executive Director participates in virtual forum

Panelists-Manuel-Almira

Our Port Executive Director Manuel Almira will be participating in a virtual forum on November 17th from 10 AM- 12 PM to talk about containerized cargo growth in Florida and opportunities for import and export businesses. 

You can register here:&a...

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Posted on: November 10, 2020

Thank You Veterans

Veterans Day 2020

Port of Palm Beach administrative offices will be closed Wednesday, November 11th, in observance of Veterans Day. We will resume regular business hours Thursday, November 12th at 8:30 AM. 

Thank you to the following Port employees who have served ...

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Posted on: November 12, 2020

Meet our new IT Administrator

James Aikens

Meet the newest member of our team!

James Aikens was named Port of Palm Beach IT Administrator November 5, 2020. James has been working in Home/Commercial automation for over 20 years and that led him into a more focused role in the IT world nearly 12 year...

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Posted on: June 30, 2020

Employee Celebrations

November Birthdays and Anniversaries

Happy Birthday to the following employees:

Public Information Officer, Yaremi Farinas- November 5th

Director of Planning and Development, Carl Baker and Director of Business Development Michael Meekins- November 15th 

Security Sergeant Jeff Farr- No...

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Posted on: October 30, 2020

Port Harbour Master Celebrates 19 years

Jeff Baker Harbour Master

Congratulations to our Harbour Master Jeff Baker for his 19 years of service. Jeff plays a major role in our daily operations by effectively managing the vessels arriving and departing our Port. In a short video we created, Jeff shares what he loves about...

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Posted on: October 20, 2020

Port officials discuss rail expansion with Congressman Brian Mast

Board Chairman Wayne Richards and Congressman Brian Mast

Port of Palm Beach officials thanked Congressman Brian Mast for his role in helping the Port secure a major federal grant. On Monday, October 19, Congressman Mast

stopped by the Port of Palm Beach to discuss our plans to expand our rail facility. The Congr...

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Posted on: November 2, 2020

Meet our new Assistant Controller

Bruce Cuningham, Assistant Controller

Join us in welcoming Bruce Cuningham to the Port of Palm Beach Family. Cuningham is the Port's Assistant Controller. He is responsible for cash management, fixed asset management and payroll. 

Cuningham is no stranger to the Port. He work...

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Posted on: October 19, 2020

Port of Palm Beach receives award for rail safety

Rail Jake Award

The American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association awarded the Port of Palm Beach with a Jake Award of Distinction for achieving a perfect safety record with no reportable injuries in 2019. 

Since its inception in 1995, the Jake Award progr...

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Featured News
Posted on: October 14, 2020

Regular Board of Commissioners Meeting date change

Photos of Commissioners

Port of Palm Beach District Board of Commissioners will hold their regular monthly meeting on November 16, 2020 at 4 PM. The Board will go into Executive Session at the beginning of the meeting.

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Posted on: October 15, 2020

Port Security Guard celebrates 15 years at the Port

Security Guard Kuumba Payne

Congratulations to Port Security Guard Kuumba Payne for another successful year of service.  October 15th,  marks 15 years since she began her career at the Port. We appreciate all of Kuumba's hard work and dedication.

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Posted on: October 14, 2020

Port awarded major federal grant for expansion of rail facility

Port of Palm Beach locomotive

The Port of Palm Beach has been awarded a $13.2 million grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation to expand its intermodal rail freight facility. The Port is currently very close to meeting its rail freight capacity.  As the growth of cont...

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Posted on: October 5, 2020

Port Executive Director receives congratulatory letter from AAPA

Port ED, PIO and Planning Director posing with AAPA Communication Awards

The American Association of Port Authorities congratulated Port Executive Director Manuel Almira and Port staff for a recent achievement. The AAPA awarded the Port of Palm Beach with four communication awards.

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Posted on: September 30, 2020

World War II crash rescue boat arrives at Port

P-520 being offloaded

A small piece of history arrived at the Port this week. Port tenant, Port Contractors, facilitated the transportation of a decommissioned US Army Air Force crash rescue boat that served during World War II. The 85 ft military boat, that was constructed en...

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Posted on: September 22, 2020

Board of Commissioners approve award of Unit Price Paving Contract

Cargo yard

During the September board meeting, Port of Palm Beach Board of Commissioners unanimously approved to award a Unit Price Paving Contract to M & M Asphalt Maintenance Inc., DBA All County Paving.Out of all nine companies that provided bids, All County ...

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Featured News
Posted on: September 21, 2020

Smooth Sailing for Foreign Trade

Merchants Market warehouse photo

   

Port of Palm Beach Foreign Trade Zone #135 was created to help international commerce flow smoothly, The companies involved in the trade zone save both money and time.  The process of becoming a member is now easier than ever...

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Featured News
Posted on: September 16, 2020

Executive Director Manuel Almira elected Chairman of the Florida Ports Council

Manuel Almira

The Florida Ports Council today announced Manuel Almira, the Executive Director of the Port of Palm Beach, is the council’s new chairman. Almira replaces PortMiami CEO Juan Kuryla, who completed his two-year term.

Additionally, Jonathan ...

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Posted on: September 2, 2020

Port of Palm Beach recognized for communication efforts

Port Executive Director, Director of Planning and Public Information Officer holding awards

The Port of Palm Beach was awarded four national communication awards from the American Association of Port Authorities. We were recognized for our monthly newsletter, our efforts in educating the community about our tenants through our "Ten...

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Posted on: August 20, 2020

Welcome back Monarch Countess

Monarch Countess arriving at Port

On Thursday, August 19th, Monarch Shipping Company’s Monarch Countess arrived at the Port. The last time the cargo ship was in port was Dec 2018. It spent almost two years in dry dock as required by the USCG. Monarch Shipping‘s general...

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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. 

Rea...

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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 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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Featured News
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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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

Refrigerated 45 degrees -250 pa...

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Merchants Market Group website Featured News
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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Featured News
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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Featured News
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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Hurricane Plan Featured News
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: 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 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 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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Featured News
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 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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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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View Press Release (PDF) Port of Palm Beach Updates
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.

View Documents Port of Palm Beach Updates
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.

View Documents Port of Palm Beach Updates
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.

View Documents Port of Palm Beach Updates
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.

View Documents Port of Palm Beach Updates
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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View Press Release (PDF) Port of Palm Beach Updates
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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View Letter (PDF) Port of Palm Beach Updates
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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Palm Beach Harbor Pilots' Association Website Port of Palm Beach Updates
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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View Press Release (PDF) Port of Palm Beach Updates
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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Palm Beach Harbor Pilots’ Association Website Port of Palm Beach Updates
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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View Press Release (PDF) Port of Palm Beach Updates
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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Flyer: Job Fair (PDF) Port of Palm Beach Updates
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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Palm Beach Harbor Pilots' Association Website Port of Palm Beach Updates
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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Palm Beach County Cares Website Port of Palm Beach Updates
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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Port of Palm Beach Updates
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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View Press Release (JPG) Port of Palm Beach Updates
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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Port of Palm Beach Updates
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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Port of Palm Beach Updates
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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View Document (PDF) Port of Palm Beach Updates
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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View Press Release (PDF) Port of Palm Beach Updates
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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Detour Map (PDF) Port of Palm Beach Updates
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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View Press Release (PDF) Port of Palm Beach Updates
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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View Press Release (PDF) Port of Palm Beach Updates
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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View Press Release (PDF) Port of Palm Beach Updates
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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View Press Release (PDF) Port of Palm Beach Updates
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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