SeaPort Manatee container tonnage up 32.2 percent in record first fiscal half

April 20, 2022

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SeaPort Manatee container tonnage up 32.2 percent in record first fiscal half PALMETTO, Florida – SeaPort Manatee keeps setting across-the-board activity records, highlighted by an upsurge of more than 32 percent in containerized cargo tonnage in the six-month period ended March 31 over the comparable year-earlier fiscal half. During the first six months of its current fiscal year, the Florida Gulf Coast trade gateway handled an all-time high of 660,847 short tons of containerized cargo, up 32.2 percent from the first half of fiscal 2021, while also establishing a record for twenty-foot-equivalent container units, with the 85,383 TEUs moving across SeaPort Manatee’s docks being a 26 percent increase over a year earlier, according to figures released today [Tuesday, April 19]. “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 ....

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