AAPA is thrilled to welcome back SeaPort Manatee as a Corporate Member. SeaPort Manatee is committed to the port industry’s priorities of shared best practices, promoting sustainability initiatives, strengthening regional economies and supply chains, workforce development, and community relations.
Executive Director Carlos Buqueras, and recently elected Chairman of the Florida Ports Council, is globally renowned for his visionary achievements in all facets of seaport business development and operations. As one of Florida’s largest and fastest growing ports, SeaPort Manatee moves more than 11 million tons of containerized, breakbulk, bulk, and project cargo each year including fresh produce, forestry products, petroleum products, citrus juice products, fertilizer, steel, aluminum, automobiles, cement, aggregate, and more. More than $5.1 billion in annual economic impact is generated by SeaPort Manatee, while providing for more than 37,000 direct and indirect jobs, all without benefit of local property tax support. Please join AAPA in welcoming SeaPort Manatee.