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Posted on: July 26, 2021

Cruise Passengers return to Port of Palm Beach

Passengers arrive at port

On Monday, July 26, Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line's Grand Classica completed its first 2-night cruise since the pandemic halted operations 16 months ago. The cruise line offers a 2-night cruise from Port of Palm Beach to Freeport...

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Posted on: July 22, 2021

Tariff Public Hearings

Aerial of cruise terminal

The Port of Palm Beach will be holding two Tariff Public Hearings in our Board Room on the 6th Floor of the MOC on Tuesday, July 27 and Tuesday, August 10 at 9 AM. The public is welcome to attend.

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Posted on: July 21, 2021

Commissioners vote to adopt Juneteenth as a holiday

Juneteenth

During the July Regular Board of Commissioners Meeting, Port Commissioners adopted a resolution to formally recognize Juneteenth as an official company holiday.

Juneteenth became a federal holiday this year. Observed on June 19, the holiday commemorates th...

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Posted on: July 20, 2021

Port recognizes port workers for saving woman's life

Water rescue

Congratulations to Oscar Garcia for receiving a certificate of recognition for his courageous actions during an emergency situation on June 11, 2021 that resulted in a life saved. Oscar and Port Security Officer Dunstan Rainford safely rescued a woman who...

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Posted on: July 19, 2021

Port of Palm Beach recognizes COVID-19 Heroes

Palm Beach County Health Director Dr. Alina Alonso and staff at July Board Meeting

The Port of Palm Beach District Board of Commissioners recognized Palm Beach County Health Director Dr. Alina Alonso and her staff for their dedication in reducing the spread of COVID-19. Dr. Alonso's staff worked with Port of Palm Beach staff to...
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Posted on: July 14, 2021

Port Executive Director Celebrates 13 years

Manuel Almira 13 years

Join us in congratulating our Port Executive Director Manuel Almira for 13 years of service at Port of Palm Beach.

 "Managing the Port of Palm Beach has been the pinnacle of my career. While there have been challenges throughout the years, th...

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Posted on: July 9, 2021

Tropical Shipping is HIRING!

Tropic Carib berthed at Port of Palm Beach

Tropical Shipping currently has about 50 job openings. Some of the positions available include Signal Person, Stevedore, Heavy Equipment mechanic, Welders, Utility Persons, warehouse workers and more. 

Tropical Shipping and Construction Company Li...

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Posted on: July 9, 2021

Board Chairman Joseph Anderson welcomes local campers

Commissioner Joseph Anderson speaking to students

Students with KOP Mentoring Network spent a fun-filled day at Port of Palm Beach. 

The students met our Board Chairman Joseph Anderson, our Executive Director Manuel Almira, Director of Planning and Development Carl Baker and our Public Informatio...
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Posted on: July 9, 2021

Palm Beach County Legislative Delegation tours Port of Palm Beach

Palm Beach County Legislative Delegation pictured with Commissioner Dr. Jean Enright

This month, the Port of Palm Beach hosted three tours for members of the Palm Beach County Legislative Delegation. Director of Planning and Development Carl Baker provided the members with a 45-minute presentation about the Port. They got an inside look a...

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Posted on: June 30, 2020

Employee Celebrations

July- Birthdays  Anniversaries Poster

Happy Birthday to the following employees:

Security Sergeant, Daniel Evins- July 29th

Below are Port employees who are celebrating work anniversaries. 

This month marks 13 years since , Manuel Almira, Port Executive Director, began his career at the...

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Posted on: June 3, 2021

The Grand Classica returns to Port of Palm Beach

Grand Classica Returns

Bahamas Paradise Cruise, the only provider of two-night cruises to the Bahamas with sailings from the Port of Palm Beach, finally welcomed the Grand Classica home. 

"The Port of Palm Beach is excited to welcome back the Grand Classica. Some p...

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Posted on: May 5, 2021

From ship to shore

Cement super sacks being unloaded

Port tenant, Teeters Agency & Stevedoring, is proving the company’s efficiency will save its customers money.  

In this video, the company’s stevedores use a super sack spreader bar, designed and built by one of the company...

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Posted on: March 15, 2021

Shore Power connection now available at Berth One Palm Beach

View of cables for shore power

Mega yacht owners visiting the Port of Palm Beach can now switch off their engines and connect to shore power while docked at the port.  

“Shore power is the project to bring electric power from one of our main substations into the berth...

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Posted on: February 24, 2021

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers allocates more than $6.3 million for Lake Worth Inlet shoaling

Tropical Shipping, Peanut Island and inlet

The Port of Palm Beach recently learned the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers allocated just over $6.3 million for dredging of the nearby channel and the settling basins."In the last five to seven years, funding has been in the neighborhood of $2.5 and $3...

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Posted on: December 23, 2020

Port tenants assist with surprise Christmas gift for Bahamian family

Modular home loaded on Inagua Spray

Every holiday season, Port of Palm Beach tenants play a significant role in exporting Christmas presents to people living in the Bahamas. This year,
Heavy Lift Services, Inc.
, Inc. Gulfstream Line, Port Contractors and
Bahamas Ferries Ltd.
worked together...
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Posted on: December 8, 2020

Executive Director named one of the top business leaders

Palm Beach 100 Manuel Almira

Port of Palm Beach Executive Director Manuel Almira was named one of Palm Beach Illustrated' s 2021 Top 100 Most Influential Business Leaders in Palm Beach County.  In the business journal, Almira shares his accomplishments, the best advice he's ...

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Posted on: December 1, 2020

Port implements new safety & security platform

Photo of platform displayed on TV screen

The Port of Palm Beach is now using a real-time comprehensive situational awareness platform from STRAX Intelligence Group.

“As the 18th busiest container Port in the country, my fellow Port Commisisoners and I understand the importance of investing in sec...

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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: 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: 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: 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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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: 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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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: 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: 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: 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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News Flash

Posted on: June 10, 2021

Port of Palm Beach recognized by the Safety Council of Palm Beach County

Port team at Safety Council Awards

On June 10, 2021, Port Commissioner Joseph Anderson, Port Commissioner Dr. Jean Enright and port employees accepted four awards from the Safety Council of Palm Beach County, Inc. 

The Port received two Awards of Excellence for vehicle and worker s...

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Port of Palm Beach Updates
Posted on: March 15, 2021

Shore Power connection now available at Berth One Palm Beach

View of cables for shore power

Mega yacht owners visiting the Port of Palm Beach can now switch off their engines and connect to shore power while docked at the port.  

“Shore power is the project to bring electric power from one of our main substations into the berth...

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Posted on: February 23, 2021

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers allocates more than $6.3 million for Lake Worth Inlet shoaling

Tropical Shipping, Peanut Island and inlet

The Port of Palm Beach recently learned the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers allocated just over $6.3 million for dredging of the nearby channel and the settling basins."In the last five to seven years, funding has been in the neighborhood of $2.5 and $3...

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