The surge in containerized cargo at SeaPort Manatee has continued in the first six months of the fiscal year.
The port’s containerized cargo tonnage is up 32.2 percent, compared to the first half of fiscal 2021. During the last few months, SeaPort Manatee handled 660,847 short tons of containerized cargo, marking a new all-time high.
“SeaPort Manatee’s sustained growth in all sectors of cargo activity demonstrates continuing ability to adeptly meet the needs of consumers and industry throughout Central and Southwest Florida and beyond,” said Carlos Buqueras, SeaPort Manatee Executive Director. “With completion of expansion of dockside container yard facilities and other infrastructure enhancements, as well as thousands of on- and near-port acres available for future growth, SeaPort Manatee is perfectly poised to keep moving even more commerce.”
The port also set new records in 20-foot container units with a 26 percent increase, total cargo tonnage of 5.37 million, for a 10.4 percent increase over a year earlier, and saw records in noncontainerized breakbulk tonnage, dry bulk tonnage and liquid bulk tonnage.