Port Panama City is a dynamic and growing port. Today it handles more than 1.7 million tons of cargo per year including containerized cargo, copper cathodes, steel plate, steel coils, kraft paper, wood pellets and aggregates. The port provides essential support service for five major manufacturing companies, including two located on the port.

Goals & Objectives

  • Double the Port’s cargo capacity with the development of the new East Terminal.
  • Double the container trade with Mexico and Central America.
  • Expand the port’s warehouse distribution services at the Intermodal Distribution Center.
  • Attract port-related manufacturing to the port’s Intermodal Distribution Center.

Current or Planned Investments

  • New Terminal: The Port will develop a modern forest products terminal on the newly acquired 41 acre deep water site.
  • Expand Bulk Storage: The port will add new storage capacity to the wood pellet terminal.
  • The Port will expand its South 3 berth.
  • Construction of Bulk-Transfer Facility: The port is constructing the first phase of a bulk-transfer facility within the Intermodal Distribution Center. This facility will support the transfer of bulk products between rail cars and bulk containers.


  • Purchased 41 acre deep water facility.
  • Added a new container handling crane with the capacity to handle Panamax vessels.
  • Expanded container handling capacity.
  • Completed 100,000 sq. ft. expansion of its Distribution Warehouse.


Northwest Florida, Alabama, Georgia and Tennessee. Generally, the Port of Panama City provides a Gulf coast alternative to the Port of Savannah,

Trade Partners

Chile, Mexico, United Kingdom, Panama and Germany. Commodities include copper and articles thereof, manufactured products, wood pellets, steel, and paper.

Commodities include copper cathodes, manufactured products, wood pellets, steel and paper.


Expand regional economic opportunities by providing modern port facilities, promoting trade, and supporting industrial development.