The Port of Palm Beach has its sights set on increasing and enhancing cargo traffic, operations and storage, and these efforts are all outlined in its draft, 20-year plan to expand the port and improve on shipping channels.
A consulting agency is helping lead the Port of Palm Beach through a three-phase master strategic plan that would require the port to purchase property around its current location to increase its size, expand the current cargo terminal for operations and storage and improve the current channel for ships moving in and out of the port.
The plan aims to acquire more land around the port to relocate facilities and allow for an expansion of the cargo terminal. This will lead to an increase in containerized cargo storage and on-dock railyard throughout by four times the existing volume.
The strategic plan also addresses channel limitations, which may require dredging for safer navigation.
Public comment are still being accepted on the draft strategic plan, and a final draft is expected by the end of the year.