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Port of Panama City Expands for International Trade

International trade growth has led to the expansion of Florida’s only container shipping port, which is good news for Florida importers and exporters.

Bay County, Florida is home to Florida’s only container port, the Panama City Port in Northwest Florida, and the port will be expanding.

Port Panama City has access to the Gulf of Mexico through an almost 9-mile channel. The port has deepened this channel to 36 feet, and it is in the process of constructing two buildings at the new off-site Intermodal Distribution Center to be used for port arrivals awaiting pickup and port arrivals that will be delivered in the U.S. by truck or train.

The expansion of the port, the new U.S. trade agreements with South American and Latin American countries, and the upcoming expansion of the Panama Canal offer new opportunities to expand international trade between Florida and these countries.

There are currently 15 seaports in Florida: Port of Fernandina, Port of Jacksonville, Port Canaveral, Port of Fort Pierce, Port of Palm Beach, Port Everglades, Port Miami, Port Key West, Port Manatee, Port of St. Petersburg, Port of Tampa, Port Citrus, Port of Port St. Joe, Port Panama City, and Port of Pensacola.

We have assisted clients through the processes of trade, importing and exporting goods, and customs law.


Sources: Florida Trend ; Florida Seaports; Port Panama City USA

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