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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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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 23, 2020

Port Security Grand Program application deadline extended

Loading Shipping Containers

On Friday, the Federal Emergency Management Agency announced it has extended the Port Security Grand Program submission application deadline due to the COVID-19 pandemic. FEMA pushed the deadline to April 30th. The announcement came just hours after Port ...

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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. 

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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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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

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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

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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. 

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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 10, 2019

More than 380 tons of donated water arrive at Port of Palm Beach

Water donation arriving at port

Nineteen semi-trucks arrived at the Port of Palm Beach on Tuesday filled with more than 380 tons of donated water. The water was donated by the state and FPL. The water bound for Nassau, was stored in the Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line's warehouse.

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Posted on: September 8, 2019

Tropical Shipping sends supplies & equipment to Freeport

Tropic Opal

On Saturday, Tropical Shipping loaded one of its cargo vessels, the Tropic Opal bound for Freeport, with equipment for power companies as well as donated supplies for their employees and hurricane victims.

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Posted on: September 8, 2019

Port Commission Chair on a misison to help hurricane victims

Palm Beach County Cares meeting at the Port of Palm Beach

Port of Palm Beach Commission Chair Katherine Waldron, who co-founded Palm Beach County Cares, met with members of the organization to discuss how to safely and effectively help victims of Hurricane Dorian.

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Posted on: August 12, 2019

Meet our New Employee

Port of Palm Beach Switchman Todd Scaife

 Todd Scaife is the newest rail and facilities employee at the Port of Palm Beach. As a switchman he assists in switching rail cars from the Florida East Coast rail site onto the Port of Palm Beach. Scaife is also responsible for the maintenance ...

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Posted on: August 12, 2019

Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line now offering Cruise & Stay package

Bahamas Pardise Cruise Line logo

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Posted on: August 9, 2019

Port receives reward for investing in safety equipment

Port Executive Director accepting saftey equipment reward check

On Friday, August 9, 2019, the Port of Palm Beach received a $2,740 check reward for purchasing safety equipment including personal flotation devices, eye wash stations, medical kits and some other safety items.

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Posted on: July 15, 2019

Local kids visit the Port of Palm Beach

Campers with Rising Stars Athletics on cruise ship

Summer fun at the Port of Palm Beach! Last Thursday some local kids got to visit the port where the Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line Grand Celebration was docked. For many of the kids, it was their first time aboard a cruise ship.

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Posted on: June 11, 2019

The Port of Palm Beach names new Public Information Officer

Yaremi Farinas

The Port of Palm Beach welcomes Yaremi Farinas to the team. Farinas will be the Port’s Public Information Officer and Communications Specialist.

She comes to the Port of Palm Beach with more than seven years of experience in television news. The former bro...

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Posted on: April 24, 2019

Materials Analysis and Testing (April 2019)

Material Testing Analysis Image

The data and other information contained in this report, as well as any accompanying documents, represent only the samples analyzed. They arereported upon the condition that they are not to be reproduced wholly or in part for advertising or other purposes...

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Posted on: April 5, 2019

Ports Day - April 5, 2019

Ports Day 2019

In partnership with the Association of Canadian Port Authorities and the Latin American Association of Ports and Terminals, the American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) unites seaports in the common goal of creating prosperity throughout the Wester...

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Posted on: February 21, 2019

2019 a Year of Fun, Adventure and Freedom with Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line

CRUISE ON BPCL GRAND CELEBRATION

Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line (BPCL), the only provider of daily, two-night cruises from the Port of Palm Beach to Grand Bahama Island, is offering a collection of new activities, packages and promotions for anyone looking to escape their daily routines an...

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Posted on: February 1, 2019

Manuel Almira featured in SFBJ Power Leaders 250

Manuel Almira, Executive Director

The Port of Palm Beach's Executive Director Manuel Almira was named one of 250 Power Leaders for 2019 by the South Florida Business Journal on February 1, 2019. The Power Leaders list has become an invaluable resource for readers reflecting the "who'...

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Posted on: January 9, 2019

New Appointments on the Port's Board of Commissioners

BOARD MEETING JAN 8 2019

The Port of Palm Beach District’s Board of Commissioners welcomed new Commissioner Joseph D. Anderson, during a ceremony held at the Port’s Cruise Terminal on January 8, 2019.

Katherine M. Waldron is the new Chair of the Port of Palm Beach District’s Board...

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Posted on: November 26, 2018

Berth 17 Debuts with Arrival of Duke of Topsail

Duke of Topsail at Berth 17

On Monday morning, November 26, 2018, the Port of Palm Beach celebrated the first use of Berth 17 by the Duke of Topsail in a ribbon cutting ceremony. 

Attendees at the ceremony included the Chair of the Board of Commissioners, Dr. Jean L. Enright...

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Posted on: January 8, 2019

BPCL Kicks Off 2019 with Triple Play Promotion

Family on Beach at Grand Bahama Island

January is one of the most popular months to book a cruise and Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line (BPCL) is kicking off the new year with an irresistible value proposition. Guests can now make bookings on both Grand Classica and Grand Celebration sailings while...

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Posted on: October 15, 2018

Tropical Shipping Welcomes New Vessel, Tropic Freedom

Tropic Freedom

Congratulations, Tropical Shipping! Join us in welcoming the Tropic Freedom, a Mini Express Class vessel custom-built at Guangzhou Wenchong Shipyard in China. The vessel holds 300 TEUs (20-foot containers) and serves shallow draft ports in the Caribbean i...

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Posted on: December 6, 2018

Grand Celebration Returns on December 21, Offers "Sail Away Your Way" Promotion

BPCL Grand Celebration

Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line (BPCL) is pleased to announce that Grand Celebration will return to her homeport, the Port of Palm Beach, and resume a two-night sailing schedule beginning on Friday, December 21. Grand Celebration was chartered for the past t...

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Posted on: November 1, 2018

Former Port Commissioner George E. Mastics, Esq. Passed Away on Wednesday

George E. Mastics, Esq.

Early Wednesday morning, George Edward Mastics, Esq. passed away at his home in Palm Beach, Florida, surrounded by family. Elected in 1996, Mastics served as a Commissioner of the Port of Palm Beach for 20 years, with six of those years as Chairman of the...

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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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Posted on: October 1, 2018

Grand Celebration Chartered to Assist Communities Impacted by Gas Incident

BPCL

Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line has chartered the Grand Celebration to assist with restoration of service to communities impacted by the Massachusetts gas incident. The ship will be traveling to Boston on October 1, 2018 to provide housing, if needed, for pe...

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Posted on: November 21, 2018

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving!

All of us at the Port of Palm Beach join in wishing you a Happy Thanksgiving! Please note: our administrative offices are closed on November 22 and 23, and will re-open on Monday, November 26 at 8:30 am.

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Posted on: October 1, 2018

Financial Reports for August 2018

Financial Reports

The Port of Palm Beach's Financial Reports for August 2018 are now posted in the Monthly Financials section of the website.

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Posted on: February 5, 2018

The Palm Beaches Selected as One of Forbes Travel Guide's Top 18 Destinations of 2018

Discover The Palm Beaches

While Elon Musk is hard at work trying to make Mars the next travel frontier, other places in this orbit demand a visit right now. Palm Beach County, made up of 39 cities and towns, draws you in with 47 miles of sand.

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Posted on: March 30, 2018

Rail Improvements Project Begins in April

Port of Palm Beach Railroad

Beginning in April, the Port's railroad tracks will undergo improvements in order to increase the efficiency of cargo transport and handling. Port operations will not be affected at any time by the construction, which will occur at night and during the Po...

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Posted on: April 19, 2018

Annual Financial Report for Fiscal Year 2017

Financial Reports

The Port of Palm Beach's Audited Comprehensive Annual Financial Report for the fiscal year that ended September 30, 2017 is now posted in the Financial Reports section of the website.

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Posted on: April 13, 2018

New cruise ship sets sail to Bahamas out of Port of Palm Beach

BPCL Grand Classica

Palm Beach County leaders on Friday heralded the arrival of Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line’s newest ship at the Port of Palm Beach. The Grand Classica joins its sister ship, the Grand Celebration, in offering daily cruises to Freeport, Grand Bahama Island.

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Posted on: January 30, 2018

Palm Beach’s Northern Shore Thickened with Free Inlet Sand

Town of Palm Beach

About 235,000 cubic yards was dredged from the entrance channel, the Port of Palm Beach turning basins in the Lake Worth Lagoon and sand-settling basins north of the inlet.

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Posted on: February 20, 2018

Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line Unveils Grand Classica Details

BPCL

Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line (BPCL), the only Line with a two-night cruise departing year-round from the Port of Palm Beach, announced today that Grand Classica, its new ship joining Grand Celebration, will begin sailing on April 13, 2018. Reservations fo...

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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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