During the 10 month period from October 1st, 2016, through July 31st, 2017, Port Manatee saw the movement of 32,907 twenty-foot-equivalent container units (TEU). This is significantly more than the Florida Gulf port’s full-year high mark of 30,431 TEUs established in the fiscal year ending September 30th, 2010.
We are excited to have already set a new container record for Port Manatee and are further encouraged that this favorable trend is anticipated to be sustained for a long time. The numbers support that Port Manatee is indeed the fastest-growing container port on Tampa Bay.- Executive Director, Port Manatee
The total container volume of 32,901 TEUs for the first 10 months of fiscal 2017 is up 47 percent compared with the first 10 months of the preceding fiscal year. During all of fiscal 2016, Port Manatee facilitated the movement of 26,210 TEUs.