At the end of July Ports America and the Port Tampa Bay Container Terminal signed an amended agreement valid through May 2046 for a new breakbulk concession of five years which includes two one-year extension options.
“For the past 10 years Ports America and Port Tampa Bay have enjoyed a committed productive partnership and look forward to increasing containerized imports from vessels arriving through the newly expanded Panama Canal as well as trans-Atlantic cargo shipments” Ports America Stevedoring President Tom Perdue said. “This important extended contract will bring value-added services to the local economy and the region.”
Part of the new value at the terminal is the joint purchase of two new ZPMC post-Panamax gantry cranes made in Shanghai China which arrived in April and were assembled and tested in 60 days. These cranes have a SWL of 65 tons are 310 feet tall and have a width reach of 21 containers across. They will supplement the facility’s existing three gantry cranes.