Port Authorities » Tampa Port Authority
As Florida’s largest port, Tampa handles approximately 50 millions
tons of cargo per year. The Port of Tampa is also the largest economic
engine in West Central Florida. It continues to grow and diversify,
attracting new investment and facilitating trade growth while enhancing
security and safety.
The Port of Tampa is home to a vibrant and diverse traffic base,
which moves efficiently through an extensive array of terminal
facilities encompassing container, bulk, break bulk, ro-ro, project
cargoes and cruise passengers, with one million square feet of
warehousing and cold storage facilities. Our strategic location
provides the most direct route to Mexico, Latin America and the
Caribbean and the region’s rapidly expanding load center hubs providing
worldwide services. With a main shipping channel depth of 43 feet, Tampa
is also the closest full service U.S. port to the Panama Canal.