Port Tampa Bay is the largest and most diversified port in Florida, with a footprint of more than 5,000 acres in its total complex and handling every kind of imaginable cargo plus cruise business. It is also the closest full service port to the Panama Canal and to the largest and fastest growing region in Florida, which has itself recently overtaken New York as the third largest state.
Located on Hillsborough Bay with a “last mile” dedicated ramp to major interstate systems I-4 and I-75, Port Tampa Bay is the largest economic engine in the region, contributing more than $15 billion in economic impact and affecting more than 80,000 jobs directly or indirectly.
Port Tampa Bay handled more than 36 million tons of cargo in 2014 – nearly one third of all cargo moving in and out of the state of Florida. It is one of the world’s premier fertilizer ports and the petroleum and energy gateway for west Central Florida. In fact, 43% of the state’s petroleum comes through Port Tampa Bay. It is also one of the top eight U.S. cruise ports, handling nearly 900,000 passengers a year.
Within its complex Port Tampa Bay has more than 350 acres of available land and will have an additional 100 acres by the end of 2015, many with deep-water access up to 43 feet. This alone makes Port Tampa Bay the most ideal location for import distribution centers and manufacturing operations bringing components or raw materials in or exporting finished goods. Learn more about real estate opportunities at Port Tampa Bay, Port Redwing, and Port Ybor here.
An aerial map featuring available properties at Port Tampa Bay is available here, and we invite you to review the list of parcels for lease here.
Port Tampa Bay offers:
– Immediate access – inside of an hour – to one of the Southeast’s largest concentration of distribution centers along the Tampa/Orlando I-4 corridor
– Florida’s only on dock unit train capability
– Two post-Panamax cranes – the only ones between Miami and Mobile
– Dedicated terminal and 100,000 square foot building for automobile processing.
Foreign Trade Zone No. 79 has established several zone sites on Port Tampa Bay’s property. Despite being on U.S. property, the zones sites are considered outside the Customs Territory of U.S., which allows for a reduction or even elimination of duties on imported products and allows companies who re-export the imported goods to do so at lower cost. With FTZ designated space encompassing nearly 300 acres at Port Tampa Bay, Foreign Trade Zone No. 79 provides the means to businesses that wish to minimize their financial liability while doing business internationally.
Visit www.tampaport.com to learn more about cargo and cruise services. Visit tampaftz.com to learn more about cost efficiencies on manufacturing and distribution imports/exports.