Located in Gulf County, Florida, the Port of Port St. Joe offers a deep-water seaport featuring a bulkhead nearly 1,900 linear feet at the ship channel turning basin. The port is well-suited for bulk and cargo shipments, offering access to rail, the U.S. Gulf Intracoastal Waterway, and state and U.S. highways.
Current cargo includes shipping oyster shells to Mississippi, rock to Tampa, and for the first time in more than 25 years, an international ship carrying wood chips to Honduras. In addition to cargo shipping, Eastern Shipbuilding is leasing part of the bulkhead to build and repair ships. Currently, they are doing the finishing work on two Staten Island Ferries with one more to come to the bulkhead for finishing.
One of the port’s greatest assets is the approximately 213 acres of combined ready-to-be-leased lands adjacent to the bulkheads and thousands of acres of land in the Port environs available for immediate development. Businesses wishing to establish facilities have plenty of room to build and expand.
With much of the basic infrastructure in place, the Port Authority and private partner, The St. Joe Company, have marketing efforts underway to ensure additional investment projects align with defined demand and support identified markets.
The mission of the Port St. Joe Port Authority is to enhance the economic vitality and quality of life in the Gulf County and Port St. Joe area and the Northwest Florida region by fostering the growth of domestic and foreign commerce, thereby providing jobs and economic opportunity to the region and the State of Florida.
Goals & Objectives
- Dredging of the shipping channel
- Port expansion and modernization to keep up with increasing domestic and international trade activity in the Panhandle
- Get the Port operational
Current or Planned Investments
- Dredging of the of the channel to a depth of 35 feet plus two feet
- Repairs to the rail line leading to the port
- Equipment Improvements
- Eastern Shipbuilding finished the building of 3 Staten Island Ferries at the Port
- St. Joe Twin Rivers Co. Transloaded a ship with wood chips and set sail to Honduras in 2021
- FY2020/21 Exported Bulk Cargo 30,000 Tons
North Florida, Alabama and Georgia.
The recently implemented marketing initiatives are helping identify the Port of Port St. Joe’s trading partners.
To enhance the economic vitality and quality of life in the Port St. Joe area and Northwest Florida region by fostering the growth of domestic and foreign commerce.