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Hurricane Dorian relief efforts

Hurricane Dorian relief efforts

The days and weeks following Hurricane Dorian, we saw several Port of Palm Beach tenants stepping up to help those affected by the monster storm. Check out some of the relief efforts coordinated at the port. 


Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line's Grand Celebration transformed into humanitarian cruise:
Watch video here.  


Donations collected at Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line's warehouse: Watch video here.

More than 380 tons of water arrives at POPB: Watch video here.

Port tenants work together to help the Bahamas: Watch video here.

Tropical Shipping sends supplies & equipment to Freeport: Watch video here.

About three million pounds of donated supplies shipped from POPB to Green Turtle Cay:
Watch video here.


Water stored in Bahamas Pardise Cruise line's warehouse
Donated water stored in the Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line's warehouse in the Southgate Facility. 

Cargo fees waived


On September 5, 2019, Port of Palm Beach Executive Director Manuel Almira decided to temporarily waive all cargo-related fees for donated humanitarian relief supplies shipped to the Bahamas. The reduced fees will be in effect until April 1, 2020.

Click here to read news release

Relief supplies for Green Turtle Cay before being loaded onto the VI-NAIS Ro-Ro Cargo Ship
Relief supplies for Green Turtle Cay before being loaded onto the VI-NAIS Ro-Ro cargo ship.
Donations at the Palm Beach County Cares warehouse
Volunteers spent weeks sorting donations at the Palm Beach County Cares warehouse. 

Port Commission Chair assisting with relief efforts

Port of Palm Beach Commission Chair Katherine Waldron is the co-founder of Palm Beach County Cares. The group has spent the last few weeks collecting donations and shipping them to the affected islands in the Bahamas.

Chair Waldron has been in close contact with BPCL & Gulfstream Line Inc. to get dozens of pallets shipped through the port. 

Click here to watch video. 

The Duke of Top Sail berthed at the Port of Palm Beach
The Duke of Top Sail berthed at the Port of Palm Beach, as workers loaded the ship with relief supplies. Some of the supplies ended up in other islands including Green Turtle Cay. 

Ships return to Marsh Harbour

Gulfstream Line Inc. coordinated for the Duke of Top Sail to sail into Marsh Harbour the first week of October.

The Duke was the first ship to sail from the Port of Palm Beach into the island following Hurricane Dorian. 

Click here to watch video. 

A few days later, Tropical Shipping's, the Tropic Opal, arrived in Marsh Harbour with shipping containers and campers requested by the Bahamian government. 

Click here to watch video. 

Tropic Opal being loaded with campers
The Tropic Opal arrived in Marsh Harbour on Oct 9th. It was the first time the company could safely sail into Marsh Harbour since Hurricane Dorian hit. 
Grand Classica

New Cruise Destination to Nassau

Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line is now sailing to Nassau, Bahamas. The cruise line revealed its second destination when it resumed operations following Hurricane Dorian. The inaugural sailing to Nassau was Oct. 12th.

Click here to read more. 

Follow Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram
Reservations: (800) 995-3201 or bahamasparadisecruise.com 

Port staff and tenants before cleaning up Ocean Reef Park
Port staff and tenants before cleaning up Ocean Reef Park. 

International Coastal Cleanup

We had a great turn out this year with more than 50 people beautifying Ocean Reef Park. 

At least six of our tenants participated along with Port Commission Chair Katherine Waldron and Port Commissioner Joseph Anderson

Thank you to all who came out!

Click here to see photos. 

Volunteers picking up trash on the beach
Volunteers picking up trash on the beach.
Aerial view of South Florida Materials Terminal
Aerial view of South Florida Materials Terminal 

Tenant Spotlight

We've posted our first "Tenant Spotlight" featuring South Florida Materials Inc. The video story will show you how the company operates at the port. Feel free to share with your family, friends and area businesses. Our goal is to educate the public about port operations. 

Click here to watch video. 

Aerial of Port of Palm Beach

Port tariffs in effect

Tariff No. 22A and Rail Traiff 8015-K went into effect on October 1st. 

Click here to view tariff documents. 

Rail and shipping containers
Port Engineer Ronald Coddington
Port Engineer Ronald Coddington

Meet our new Port Engineer


Ronald Coddington became Port Engineer in September 2019. Ronald comes to us from Callaway Marine Technologies Inc. He brings over 30 years of experience in the areas of ocean and marine engineering, project management, artificial reef construction, port structure assessment, underwater inspection, utility water management and port facility inspections. 

Ronald has experience with both the commercial and government side of the industry. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Ocean Engineering and Post Graduate Studies in Marine Structures Cathodic Protection Systems and Marine Environmental Issues.
Commission Chair Katherine Waldron being interview by WPTV.
Commission Chair Katherine Waldron being interview by WPTV. 

In the news

The Port of Palm Beach and its tenants have been mentioned in news stories, on social media and other online platforms more than 2,600 times in the last month.

Check out some of the highlights:

POPB tenant awaits word from customers 

Southeast Hay Distributors shipping hay to the Bahamas

BPCL sends ship on humanitarian mission

POPB Commission Chair spearheading relief efforts 

Grand Classica inaugural sailing 

Board Meetings

Upcoming Commission Meetings

  • October 17
  • November 21
  • December 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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Want to stay connected with the Port? Follow us on these social networks:

  • Facebook:  @PortofPalmBeachDistrict
  • Twitter:  @PortofPalmBeach & @ManuelAlmiraPPM
  • Instagram:  portofpalmbeach
  • LinkedIn:  Port of Palm Beach
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