Port of Palm Beach | On The Water's Edge
 Hopper Dredge Atchafalaya pictured on Oct. 23, 2019
 Hopper Dredge Atchafalaya pictured on Oct. 23, 2019.

Emergency Dredging 

The Lake Worth Inlet underwent emergency dredging last month. The hopper Dredge Atchafalaya cleared the shoal from the Lake Worth Inlet entrance channel after a few days of work.

Click here to read the update from Palm Beach Harbor Pilots.
               
 You can also watch video of the dredging here


Port Executive Director Manuel Almira and Port Commissioner Joseph Anderson before the ceremony
Port Executive Director Manuel Almira and Port Commissioner Joseph Anderson before the christening ceremony.

Tropic Lissette Christening


On Monday, November 4, Tropical Shipping christened the Tropic Lissette. She is the final ship in the series of six new vessels built in China. The company invested almost $150 million to have the ships built.

The Tropic Lissette is named after the wife of Rick Murrell, Chairman of Tropical Shipping. During the ceremony, Lissette Murrell gave her blessing and officially named the ship. Then a bottle of champagne traveled down a rope and into the ship’s hull. 


Click here to the read news release and watch the video. 

Rick and Lissette Murrell pictured with Port Executive Director Manuel Almira and Doug Wheeler with Florida Ports Council
Rick and Lissette Murrell pictured with Port Executive Director Manuel Almira and Doug Wheeler, President and CEO of Florida Ports Council.
Port of Palm Beach Commissioners and Major Samuel Berry
Pictured from left to right:
Port of Palm Beach Commissioners Dr. Jean Enright, Joseph Anderson, Katherine Waldron, Major Samuel Berry, G4S West Palm Beach General Manager Ed Rodriguez, Port Commissions Blair Ciklin and Wayne Richards. 

Port Commissioners recognize G4S Port Site Manager 


Port of Palm Beach Commissioners awarded G4S Port Site Manager Major Samuel Berry with a certificate of recognition during October's board meeting.

Major Berry has provided the Port of Palm Beach District outstanding contract leadership and security services for the last five years. 

Click here to read more on Major Berry's achievements. 

View of port from new webcam
View of port from new webcam .

Port of Palm Beach Webcam 


You can now watch your vessels navigating in and out of our port thanks to our new webcam. 

The webcam is controlled by PTZtv, an internet streaming video company the port partnered with. 

You can watch the live feed on the homepage of our website

The Grand Classica captured on the webcam departing the Port of Palm Beach.
The Grand Classica captured on the webcam departing the Port of Palm Beach. 

New directional signs 

We hope the new signage has alleviated confusion for people delivering to our tenants. Especially those located in the Southgate building. Below are photos of the signs the port purchased to assist our customers. 

New directional sign before the overpass near Southgate
New directional sign before the overpass near Southgate.
Pedestal sign before security gate
Pedestal sign before security gate.
Signage on Southgate
Signage on Southgate including address and bay numbers. 
Aerial of Berth 1 as female divers safely removed corals
Aerial of Berth 1 as female divers safely removed corals.

 POPB dedicated to protecting our coral reefs


This month, the Port of Palm Beach joined the Southeast Florida Coral Reef Initiative

“The Port of Palm Beach is very active in coral protection. Our coral protection measures in the port included the relocation of more than 1,000 corals during our most recent bulkhead reconstruction project,” said Port Engineer Ronald Coddington
 
Joining SEFCRI helps the Port of Palm Beach strengthen its commitment to the protection of our marine environment. 

Click here to watch the interview with our Port Engineer. 

Corals being relocated near the Town of Palm Beach
Corals being relocated near the Town of Palm Beach .
Photo of a resort in Nassau

Cruise and Stay in Nassau  

Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line is now offering cruise and stay packages in Nassau. 

Click here to read the news release. 

The cruise line is also extending a special offer to port users. Email Yaremi Farinas at yfarinas@portofpalmbeach.com for additional information. 

Pallets of water being loaded onto the Duke of Top Sail.
Pallets of water being loaded onto the Duke of Top Sail.

More relief supplies shipped to the Bahamas 


Last month, 26 pallets of donated supplies were loaded onto a cargo ship named the Duke of Top Sail. The supplies were collected by a volunteer group, Palm Beach County Cares, which was co-founded by Port of Palm Beach Commission Chair Katherine Waldron.

“Palm Beach County Cares continues to ship supplies to the affected communities in the Bahamas. We are proud to be partnering with the Duke of Top Sail,  Gulfstream Line Inc. and Heavy Lift Services. We appreciate their efforts in helping PBCC achieve its mission,” Chair Waldron said.

The donations were shipped to Marsh Harbour. 

Click here to watch video.



Donations waiting to be loaded.
Donations waiting to be loaded.
Port Commissoners pcuited with port employees recognized for their service.
Port Commissioners pictured with employees recognized for their service.

Two port employees presented with service awards


During last month's Board of Commissioners meeting, Port Senior Director of Business Development, Jarra Kaczwara, was presented with a special certificate commemorating 20 years of dedicated service to the Port of Palm Beach. Network Administrator, Yoni Morales, was also recognized for five years of service. Thank you and congratulations to both Jarra and Yoni!
Marilyn Monroe barge
Marilyn Monroe barge 

Marilyn Monroe barge takes first voyage from POPB under new ownership


A new barge arrived at the Port of Palm Beach last month. The deck barge is named after one of Hollywood’s most famous movie stars, Marilyn Monroe. It was recently purchased by Sandy Cay Marine, Inc., one of our port users. 

Click here to watch the interview with the VP of Sandy Cay Marine, Inc. 

More than 3100 tons of rock loaded onto the Marilyn Monroe.
More than 3100 tons of rock was loaded onto the Marilyn Monroe. The rocks were shipped to Ocean Cay for a construction project. The Marilyn Monroe has also transported dozens of campers to the Bahamas. 
Board Meetings

Upcoming Commission Meetings

  • December 19
  • January 16
  • February 20

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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