Longevity. Ports America has a long term lease to continue to operate the Port Tampa Container Terminal and General Cargo Terminals.

Ports America will continue to invest in infrastructure and equipment to accommodate the continued growth of container vessel operations. These investments will and have allowed the terminal to facilitate 8500-9500 TEU vessels and associated volumes

Continuous Improvement: 2019-2022 CAPEX plan called and calls for an additional $10 million in equipment and technology enhancements.


Located minutes from major US transport corridors of I-4 and I-75.

The Tampa Bay/Orlando I-4 Corridor region is home to Florida’s largest concentration of distribution centers, with 400 million square feet of DC warehouse capacity. These include a diverse mix of tenants involved in the distribution of a wide variety of products, everything from retail, e-commerce, food & beverage, to energy products, and construction & building materials.

Due to Port Tampa Bay’s proximity, companies enjoy significant savings in their supply chain/distribution costs averaging $800 per container, as truckers can do three or more round trip deliveries per day to their DCs, versus only one per day if they used more distant east coast ports.

Distribution centers along the I-4 serve the entire state of Florida and reach into markets throughout the Southeast and beyond, due to competitive northbound trucking rates.

The Central Florida region is also one of the hottest industrial real estate markets in the country and has become the state’s hub for distribution, logistics and manufacturing. The region is home to close to half of Florida’s population of 21 million residents, and welcomes a majority of the more than 126 million tourists who typically visit every year.



Operational Excellence: modernized terminal operating system utilizing Navis N4, real-time equipment tracking and positioning.

New gate expansion to include OCR and weigh in motion scheduled for 2022.

Customer Experience: integrated web portal solution enabling real-time cargo visibility and interaction; EDI integration to support real-time date exchange.

Cyber Security: active partnering with key stakeholders in Cyber Defense; enterprise real-time monitoring and alerts for critical security events; cyber training and awareness.