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Port rail expansion project gains more support

The Port of Palm Beach plans to expand its rail infrastructure if awarded a $1.2 million Consolidated Rail Infrastructure and Safety Improvements grant by the U.S. Department of Transportation. This will allow the port to more than double its intermodal rail capacity from 44,000 TEUs per year to 95,000 TEUs per year. The project will replace old rail with new, relocate the truck interchange, and install new radiation portal monitors for increased security, all of which will allow for more efficient operations. The port received a letter of support from three South Florida Congressional Representatives, U.S. Representatives Alcee Hastings, Lois Frankel and Ted Deutch.

Click here to read the letter.

Click here to read the news release. 

Heavy duty equipment shipped on Duke of Top Sail

More donations arrived in Marsh Harbour in time for Christmas 

Heavy Lift Services Inc. worked around the clock and in the rain to load up donations on Ro-Ro cargo ship, Duke of Top Sail. Monday, December 16th, was the Duke's last sailing in 2019 to Marsh Harbour from the Port of Palm Beach. A majority of the items shipped were donations from a charity called Samaritan's Purse. Two local television stations used video and an interview we shot with Heavylift Services.  

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Port of Palm Beach Commission Chair Katherine Waldron receiving recognition award
Port of Palm Beach Commission Chair Katherine Waldron pictured with a few others who assisted the Salvation Army this holiday season. 

Port Commission Chair recognized by the Salvation Army 

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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Port Commission Chair and Executive Director Manuel Almira at Angel Tree Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
Port Commission Chair and Executive Director Manuel Almira at Angel Tree Ribbon Cutting Ceremony 
Toy drive collection bin in lobby

Toy Drive a Success 

Thank you to all who donated to the Little Smiles Holiday Toy Drive. We filled a total of three collection bins, including one that was placed in Tropical Shipping's Main Office. 

South Florida Materials Terminal Manager Eddie Palenzuela donating toys
South Florida Materials Terminal Manager Eddie Palenzuela donating toys.
The Junkanoo Gawds performing on the Grand Celebration

Promoting tourism to the Bahamas 

A local Bahamian band called the Junkanoo Gawds, performed on Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line's Grand Celebration thanks to Palm Beach Harbor Pilot Gregory Turner. 

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Reservations: (800) 995-3201 or bahamasparadisecruise.com 

Mega yacht first to utilize berth one after construction

Mega yacht berth back in business

Berth 1 reopened last 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 fenders. 

The construction also included rebuilding a prop-wash to match the existing structure.

"This multi-million dollar project took several years in planning and construction. Now that it is open, the Port looks forward to an exciting future with Berth One Palm Beach, the newly named entity leasing this area for accommodations, refitting and repairs to ultra-high value mega yachts that look for a first class experience for their visit to the Palm Beach Area," said Ronald Coddington, Port of Palm Beach Engineer. 

Berh One Palm Beach welcomed it's first luxury mega yacht named Aviva on January 8th, 2020. 

Port Executive Director Manuel Almira featured in Palm Beach 100

POPB Executive Director recognized by Palm Beach Illustrated

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 features the top 100 business leaders in the county. In the business journal, Almira shares his accomplishments, the best advice he's received and his favorite hobby, which happens to be horseback riding.
Students posing on pool deck with Captain
Students posing on pool deck with Captain.

Students tour cruise ship

Students from Henry E.S. Reeves Elementary School, located in Miami, traveled to the Port of Palm Beach to learn about different job opportunities in the cruise industry. During their tour of the Grand Classica, they got to meet the captain and were served lunch. 

Students touring the Grand Classica
Students touring the Grand Classica.

POPB participates in Fiesta de Pueblo Business Expo

The Port of Palm Beach and Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line shared a booth at the Annual Fiesta de Pueblo Business Expo held at Samuel Ferreri Community Park in Greenacres. Port of Palm Beach Executive Director Manuel Almira, District Clerk Jackelin Machado and Public Information Officer Yaremi Farinas spent the day educating guests about what goes on in the port and why it's important to the local economy. Hundreds of children and their parents stopped by to play Port of Palm Beach trivia where they spun a prize wheel and got to answer a question about the port. 

Port staff educating community about port operations
Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line's booth at business expo
Port District Clerk Jackelin Machado asking trivia question
Port Executive Dircetor Manuel and Almira and staff at business expo
Florida Sugar and Molasses Exchange

Tenant Spotlight

We are currently working on highlighting Florida Sugar and Molasses Exchange. Early this month, Executive Director Manuel Almira, Director of Planning and Development Carl Baker and Public Information Officer Yaremi Farinas toured a sugar mill operated by Sugar Cane Growers Cooperative. The Tenant Spotlight will be on our website soon. 

Board Meetings

Mark your calendars

Tenant Coffee

  • Tuesday, January 28th

Upcoming Commission Meetings

  • January 23 
  • February 20
  • March 19

You're invited to attend our Board of Commissioners meetings, held at 4:00 pm in the Board Room, on the 6th Floor at the Port's Maritime Office Complex (MOC). The MOC is located at 1 East 11th Street in the City of Riviera Beach. Agendas and Minutes are posted on our website: bit.ly/2nBZbh6.

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