The Port Manatee Commerce Center is a six building, 310,000 square foot, intermodal facility with two private rail sidetracks serving two large warehouses. The property is located only three minutes, via a port-owned road, from the 12 deepwater berths at Port Manatee. The property is also a 35 minute drive from Port Tampa and three minutes from the I-75/I-275 intersection on Florida’s gulf coast.
Port Manatee is the closest U.S. seaport to both the newly expanded Panama Canal and Cuba’s newest and largest cargo port at Muriel. Port facilities comprise approximately 1,100 acres of land, a ship basin, ten 40 foot berths, and two mobile harbor cranes that can load and unload cargo at multiple locations. As a leading economic engine in the area, Port Manatee adds more than $2.3 billion dollars annually in regional economic impact and supports more than 24,000 jobs. The port moves approximately 10 million tons of containerized, breakbulk, bulk and project cargo each year including fresh produce, lumber, petroleum products, citrus juice, fertilizer, steel, and aluminum.
Due to the rapid growth at the port, The Ninigret Group has begun work with the Port Authority to potentially provide dry and refrigerated warehouse either in, adjacent or near the port. Wide-ranging development incentives augment the port’s unparalleled geographic location and should continue to attract commerce from around the world.