News Flash

Posted on: December 6, 2018

Grand Celebration Returns on December 21, Offers "Sail Away Your Way" Promotion

BPCL Grand Celebration

Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line (BPCL) is pleased to announce that Grand Celebration will return to her homeport, the Port of Palm Beach, and resume a two-night sailing schedule beginning on Friday, December 21. Grand Celebration was chartered for the past t...

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Posted on: November 26, 2018

Berth 17 Debuts with Arrival of Duke of Topsail

Duke of Topsail at Berth 17

On Monday morning, November 26, 2018, the Port of Palm Beach celebrated the first use of Berth 17 by the Duke of Topsail in a ribbon cutting ceremony. 

Attendees at the ceremony included the Chair of the Board of Commissioners, Dr. Jean L. Enright...

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Posted on: October 15, 2018

Tropical Shipping Welcomes New Vessel, Tropic Freedom

Tropic Freedom

Congratulations, Tropical Shipping! Join us in welcoming the Tropic Freedom, a Mini Express Class vessel custom-built at Guangzhou Wenchong Shipyard in China. The vessel holds 300 TEUs (20-foot containers) and serves shallow draft ports in the Caribbean i...

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Photos of Tropic Freedom Featured News
Posted on: September 24, 2018

Foreign-Trade Zone #135 Reorganized Under Alternative Site Framework

Port of Palm Beach Aerial

On September 6, 2018, the U.S. Department of Commerce approved the Port’s application to reorganize Foreign-Trade Zone #135 under the Alternative Site Framework (ASF). ASF is an optional framework for organizing and designating sites that allows...

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Posted on: November 1, 2018

Former Port Commissioner George E. Mastics, Esq. Passed Away on Wednesday

George E. Mastics, Esq.

Early Wednesday morning, George Edward Mastics, Esq. passed away at his home in Palm Beach, Florida, surrounded by family. Elected in 1996, Mastics served as a Commissioner of the Port of Palm Beach for 20 years, with six of those years as Chairman of the...

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Posted on: October 1, 2018

Grand Celebration Chartered to Assist Communities Impacted by Gas Incident

BPCL

Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line has chartered the Grand Celebration to assist with restoration of service to communities impacted by the Massachusetts gas incident. The ship will be traveling to Boston on October 1, 2018 to provide housing, if needed, for pe...

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Posted on: November 21, 2018

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving!

All of us at the Port of Palm Beach join in wishing you a Happy Thanksgiving! Please note: our administrative offices are closed on November 22 and 23, and will re-open on Monday, November 26 at 8:30 am.

Featured News
Posted on: October 1, 2018

Financial Reports for August 2018

Financial Reports

The Port of Palm Beach's Financial Reports for August 2018 are now posted in the Monthly Financials section of the website.

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Posted on: February 5, 2018

The Palm Beaches Selected as One of Forbes Travel Guide's Top 18 Destinations of 2018

Discover The Palm Beaches

While Elon Musk is hard at work trying to make Mars the next travel frontier, other places in this orbit demand a visit right now. Palm Beach County, made up of 39 cities and towns, draws you in with 47 miles of sand.

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Posted on: March 30, 2018

Rail Improvements Project Begins in April

Port of Palm Beach Railroad

Beginning in April, the Port's railroad tracks will undergo improvements in order to increase the efficiency of cargo transport and handling. Port operations will not be affected at any time by the construction, which will occur at night and during the Po...

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Posted on: April 19, 2018

Annual Financial Report for Fiscal Year 2017

Financial Reports

The Port of Palm Beach's Audited Comprehensive Annual Financial Report for the fiscal year that ended September 30, 2017 is now posted in the Financial Reports section of the website.

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Posted on: April 13, 2018

New cruise ship sets sail to Bahamas out of Port of Palm Beach

BPCL Grand Classica

Palm Beach County leaders on Friday heralded the arrival of Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line’s newest ship at the Port of Palm Beach. The Grand Classica joins its sister ship, the Grand Celebration, in offering daily cruises to Freeport, Grand Bahama Island.

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Posted on: January 30, 2018

Palm Beach’s Northern Shore Thickened with Free Inlet Sand

Town of Palm Beach

About 235,000 cubic yards was dredged from the entrance channel, the Port of Palm Beach turning basins in the Lake Worth Lagoon and sand-settling basins north of the inlet.

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Posted on: February 20, 2018

Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line Unveils Grand Classica Details

BPCL

Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line (BPCL), the only Line with a two-night cruise departing year-round from the Port of Palm Beach, announced today that Grand Classica, its new ship joining Grand Celebration, will begin sailing on April 13, 2018. Reservations fo...

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Posted on: January 23, 2018

Enright Elected Port of Palm Beach Chair

Dr Jean Landfair Enright

Dr. Jean Landfair Enright was elected Thursday as the new chair of the Port of Palm Beach Commission. Dr. Enright joined the commission in 2005. The commission elected Peyton McArthur vice-chair and Katherine Waldron as secretary/treasurer.

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Posted on: December 13, 2017

Grand Celebration Sets Sail With New Enhancements, Second Ship Named

BPCL Grand Classica

Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line, the only Line with a two-night cruise departing year-round from the Port of Palm Beach, announced today that Grand Celebration will set sail with several new guest-focused enhancements, including a new adult-only area, a revi...

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News Flash

Posted on: June 25, 2018

Video of Special Joint Workshop with City of Riviera Beach

The video is now posted of the Special Joint Workshop held on June 12, 2018, with the Port of Palm Beach District Board of Commissioners and the City of Riviera Beach City Council. It is available on the Riviera Beach TV (RBTV) Channel on YouTube. Click h...

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Posted on: May 24, 2018

Financial Reports for April 2018

The Port of Palm Beach's Financial Reports for April 2018 are now posted in the Monthly Financials section of the website.

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Posted on: May 21, 2018

Staff Promotion in Clerk’s Office

The Port of Palm Beach announced a staff promotion in the Clerk’s Office today.

As the District Clerk and Records Administrator, Venice Howard provides general administration of the office, serves as clerk to the Board of Commissioners, maintains document ...

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Posted on: April 26, 2018

Financial Reports for March 2018

The Port of Palm Beach's Financial Reports for March 2018 are now posted in the Monthly Financials section of the website.

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Posted on: March 23, 2018

Financial Reports for February 2018

The Port of Palm Beach's Financial Reports for February 2018 are now posted in the Monthly Financials section of the website.

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Posted on: February 28, 2018

Financial Reports for January 2018

The Port of Palm Beach's Financial Reports for January 2018 are now posted in the Monthly Financials section of the website.

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Posted on: January 25, 2018

Financial Reports for December 2017

The Port of Palm Beach's Financial Reports for December 2017 are now posted in the Monthly Financials section of the website.

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Posted on: December 28, 2017

Financial Reports for November 2017

The Port of Palm Beach's Financial Reports for November 2017 are now posted in the Monthly Financials section of the website.

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Posted on: December 22, 2017

Moody’s Investors Service Affirms Port of Palm Beach’s Baa3 Rating, Upgrading Rating Outlook

Port of Palm Beach

On Wednesday, Moody’s Investors Service (Moody’s) revised the Port of Palm Beach’s rating outlook to positive from stable and affirmed the District’s Baa3 rating. The positive outlook recognizes the Port’s sustained financial improvement due to successful...

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Posted on: December 13, 2017

Grand Celebration Sets Sail With New Enhancements, Second Ship Named

BPCL Grand Classica

Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line, the only Line with a two-night cruise departing year-round from the Port of Palm Beach, announced today that Grand Celebration will set sail with several new guest-focused enhancements, including a new adult-only area, a revi...

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Posted on: December 11, 2017

Governor Rick Scott Sends Thanks to Port Director Manuel Almira

Gov Rick Scott

In a letter dated November 20, 2017, Governor Rick Scott recognized Port of Palm Beach Executive Director Manuel Almira for his hard work, leadership, and support of the state of Florida. The Governor noted the critical role that transportation infrastruc...

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Posted on: December 11, 2017

Daylight Restrictions for Lake Worth Inlet

The Palm Beach Harbor Pilots' Association issued daylight restrictions for Lake Worth Inlet, in order to increase safety while the cutterhead dredge McCaskill is working the ship channel. All tug and barge units towing, or in the notch, including Articula...

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Palm Beach Harbor Pilots' Association Website Port of Palm Beach Updates
Posted on: December 1, 2017

Port of Palm Beach Welcomes The World on Saturday

The World

The largest private residential ship on the planet, The World is scheduled to arrive at the Port of Palm Beach at 7:00 am on Saturday, December 2, 2017. As the first vessel of its kind where people could travel the globe without leaving home, The World af...

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Posted on: November 9, 2017

Financial Reports for September 2017

The Port of Palm Beach's Financial Reports for September 2017 are now posted in the Financials section of the website.

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Posted on: November 8, 2017

Update: Draft Restrictions for Lake Worth Inlet

The Palm Beach Harbor Pilots’ Association issued draft restrictions for Lake Worth Inlet, affecting vessel traffic to and from the Port of Palm Beach. Recent soundings show severe shoaling on the centerline and southern half of the Entrance Channel. All v...

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Posted on: November 2, 2017

Staff Promotions in Operations Department

The Port of Palm Beach announced two staff promotions in the Operations Department today.

As the Manager of Operations and Security, Rick Placeres will oversee day to day operations, working with tenants to facilitate scheduling and cargo business. He will...

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Posted on: October 31, 2017

Job Fair at the Port: Thursday, November 2

Join us for a Job Fair at the Port of Palm Beach on Thursday, November 2, 2017, from 10 am to 2 pm in the Cruise Terminal. Interviews will be conducted by Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line, PeopleReady, Palm Beach Parking, and U.S. Customs and Border Protectio...

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Flyer: Job Fair (PDF) Port of Palm Beach Updates
Posted on: October 26, 2017

Draft Restrictions for Lake Worth Inlet

The Palm Beach Harbor Pilots' Association issued draft restrictions for Lake Worth Inlet, affecting vessel traffic to and from the Port of Palm Beach. Recent soundings show moderate shoaling from passing storms and low-pressure systems. Inbound vessels ar...

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Posted on: October 12, 2017

County Residents and Organizations Come Together to Show Puerto Rico and USVI They Care

Committed to making a difference in the lives of those devastated by this year’s hurricane season, a group of community leaders has taken the initiative and created a group called Palm Beach County Cares to collect and provide supplies and money...

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Palm Beach County Cares Website Port of Palm Beach Updates
Posted on: October 3, 2017

Palm Beach County Cares to Host Press Conference at the Port of Palm Beach on Wednesday, October 11

Palm Beach County Cares will host a press conference at the Port of Palm Beach on Wednesday, October 11, 2017, to discuss its countywide relief efforts for Puerto Rico. The non-partisan organization’s goal is to collect much-needed clothing and ...

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Posted on: September 29, 2017

Port of Palm Beach District Railway Earns 2016 Jake Award

Jake Award

In 2016, the Port of Palm Beach District Railway achieved a perfect safety record with no reported injuries. In recognition of this outstanding achievement, the American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association has honored us with the 2016 Jake Award....

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Port of Palm Beach Updates
Posted on: September 28, 2017

Financial Reports for August 2017

The Port of Palm Beach's Financial Reports for August 2017 are now posted in the Financials section of the website.

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Posted on: September 19, 2017

Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line Answers Humanitarian Call by FEMA

Grand Celebration Returns to Port 9-13-17

The MV Grand Celebration, owned and operated by Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line, will be heading to St. Thomas in the U.S. Virgin Islands at the request of FEMA. The chartered ship will have responsibility for housing the National Guard - first responders as...

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Posted on: September 15, 2017

Port Advisory: Container Traffic Restrictions

Per U.S. Customs and Border Protection, container traffic exiting the Port will only be allowed from 0600 through 2100 daily, until further notice. CBP is considering closing the lanes all day on Sunday, based on container traffic, and CBP will advise the...

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Port of Palm Beach Updates
Posted on: September 13, 2017

Port Status: Post-Hurricane Irma

After Hurricane Irma passed through Palm Beach County over the weekend, the Port of Palm Beach's operations, security and facility management teams arrived on site on Monday morning, September 11, 2017, in order to ascertain the damages sustained and begi...

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Port of Palm Beach Updates
Posted on: September 13, 2017

Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line Offers Accommodations & Meals to Those in Need

Grand Celebration Returns to Port 9-13-17

The U.S. Coast Guard cleared the Port of Palm Beach today for Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line’s MV Grand Celebration to return to port. The cruise line is expected to resume normal cruise operations with the 2-night Bahamas cruise on Satur...

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Posted on: September 8, 2017

Port Condition Zulu Set at the Port of Palm Beach

The U.S. Coast Guard Captain of the Port (COTP) ordered Port Condition Zulu to be set at the Port of Palm Beach as of 8:00 pm ET today, Friday, September 8, 2017. Sustained gale force winds are expected to affect South Florida within 12 hours. The Port, i...

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Posted on: September 8, 2017

Port Condition Yankee Set at the Port of Palm Beach

The U.S. Coast Guard Captain of the Port (COTP) ordered Port Condition Yankee to be set at the Port of Palm Beach as of 8:00 am ET on Friday, September 8, 2017. Sustained gale force winds are expected to affect South Florida within 24 hours. The Port and ...

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Posted on: September 7, 2017

Port Condition X-Ray Set at the Port of Palm Beach

The U.S. Coast Guard Captain of the Port (COTP) ordered Port Condition X-Ray to be set at the Port of Palm Beach as of 12:00 pm ET on Thursday, September 7, 2017. Sustained gale force winds are expected to affect South Florida within 48 hours. The Port an...

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Posted on: September 6, 2017

Port Condition Whiskey Set at the Port of Palm Beach

Due to the possibility of gale force winds (39 to 54 mph) entering South Florida within 72 hours, the U.S. Coast Guard Captain of the Port (COTP) ordered Port Condition Whiskey to be set at the Port of Palm Beach as of 8:00 am ET on Wednesday, September 6...

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Posted on: August 11, 2017

Proposed Budgets for Fiscal Year 2018

The proposed Budgets for FY 2018 are now available for review. The document below includes the Operating, Renewal & Replacement, and Capital Improvement Budgets. These budgets will be discussed during the Budget Workshop, a public meeting at the Port ...

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Posted on: August 1, 2017

Port of Palm Beach Welcomes Congressman Brian Mast on August 2, 2017

Congressman Brian Mast

Riviera Beach, Florida – August 1, 2017 – The Port of Palm Beach is pleased to welcome Congressman Brian Mast (FL-18) to Palm Beach County on August 2, 2017. Congressman Mast’s visit to the Port of Palm Beach in Riviera Beach...

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Posted on: July 10, 2017

Main Gate Closure

Please note: the Port of Palm Beach’s Main Gate (SR 710 Cargo Gate) will be closed, beginning on Friday, July 14, 2017 at 9:00 am, and will reopen on Monday, July 17, 2017 at 6:00 am.

All traffic will be rerouted to the Port’s Southgate...

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Detour Map (PDF) Port of Palm Beach Updates
Posted on: June 22, 2017

Financial Reports for May 2017

The Port of Palm Beach's Financial Reports for May 2017 are now posted in the Financials section of the website.

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Posted on: June 9, 2017

Staff Promotions in Administration and Accounting Departments

Port of Palm Beach Seal

Riviera Beach, Florida – June 9, 2017 – The Port of Palm Beach announced two staff promotions in the areas of Administration and Accounting today.

Beatrice Greffin, formerly the Manager of Human Resources, Payroll, and Foreign-...

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Posted on: June 1, 2017

Port of Palm Beach Issues Audited Comprehensive Financial Report for the 2016 Fiscal Year

Port of Palm Beach Seal

Riviera Beach, Florida – June 1, 2017 – The Port of Palm Beach published its audited comprehensive financial report for the Fiscal Year of 2016, the period from October 1, 2015 through September 30, 2016. During the Board Meet...

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Posted on: May 25, 2017

Financial Reports for April 2017

The Port of Palm Beach's Financial Reports for April 2017 are now posted in the Financials section of the website.

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Posted on: May 18, 2017

Port of Palm Beach Welcomes Foreign Diplomats with Experience Florida

Experience FL

The Port of Palm Beach was honored to welcome representatives from 21 foreign missions yesterday morning, as part of Experience Florida, a week-long program for participants to strengthen economic, commercial, scientific and cultural relations between the...

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Posted on: April 28, 2017

Financial Reports for March 2017

The Port of Palm Beach's Financial Reports for March 2017 are now posted in the Financials section of the website.

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Posted on: April 26, 2017

Port of Palm Beach Signs 10-Year Contract with Tropical Shipping

Port of Palm Beach

Riviera Beach, Florida – April 26, 2017 – On Thursday, the Board of Commissioners for the Port of Palm Beach District approved a new 10-year contract with its largest tenant, Tropical Shipping. The agreement includes options for both parties to extend the...

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Posted on: April 17, 2017

Port of Palm Beach Welcomes New Client, Johnson Bros. Corporation, a Southland Company

Johnson Bros.

Riviera Beach, Florida – April 17, 2017 – The Port of Palm Beach is pleased to welcome Johnson Bros. Corporation, a Southland Company, as a new client. Johnson Bros. is a nationwide leading Heavy Civil Marine contractor. They have completed numerous movea...

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Posted on: April 11, 2017

Port of Palm Beach Welcomes Congressman Alcee L. Hastings on April 12

Alcee L. Hastings

Riviera Beach, Florida – April 11, 2017 – The Port of Palm Beach is pleased to welcome Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) to Palm Beach County on April 12, 2017.

Congressman Hastings is scheduled to stop at the Port of Palm Beach in Riviera Beach, from n...

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Posted on: April 3, 2017

Port of Palm Beach Celebrates 2nd Annual Ports Day on April 4, 2017

Ports Day

Riviera Beach, Florida – April 3, 2017 – The Port of Palm Beach proudly celebrates the 2nd Annual Western Hemisphere Ports Day on April 4, 2017, joining hundreds of seaports in North, Central and South America, and the Caribbean, to hi...

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Posted on: March 20, 2017

Port of Palm Beach and Panama Canal Authority Extend Strategic Alliance by Five Years

Panama Canal

Riviera Beach, Florida – March 20, 2017 – The Port of Palm Beach and the Panama Canal Authority (ACP) have extended the term of their Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) by five additional years. The original MOU was executed in...

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Posted on: March 10, 2017

Port of Palm Beach to Conduct Operation Guardian with RDSTF & Local Law Enforcement Agencies

Riviera Beach, Florida – March 10, 2017 – On Monday, March 13, 2017, South Florida’s Regional Domestic Security Task Force will conduct Operation Guardian, a full day of training, safety and security exercises at the Port of ...

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