How to Navigate this Project Website
This project website is broken down into several tabs, as indicated above. Please read through the “Project Overview” to get a sense of this project. You may review the “Project Schedule” for upcoming meetings and engagement opportunities. Learn how you can “Stay Involved” during the duration of this project. Check out “Port Highlights & FAQs” for any port-centric information, along with frequently asked questions (FAQs) and answers that may arise during the master planning process.
Thank you to all who participated in our hybrid public meetings held on June 1, 2022 from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM and June 2, 2022 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM. The meetings were recorded and are available for viewing at the bottom of this page.
Please take our first community “Survey” found within the series of tabs shown above. If you are viewing from a smartphone or tablet, simply scroll past "Port Highlights & FAQs" or hit the green "Continue" button at the bottom of your screen until you see the survey. You can also provide input on the "Interactive Map" below. Simply drag and drop your comments onto the aerial map. This is very helpful for the team to see your site-specific comments.
The survey and interactive map feature will be open from May 23 until July 7, 2022.
How can the Port set forth a new vision to ensure the commercial success of its tenants and to ensure greater economic and social benefits to local residents, businesses, and other public and private stakeholders in the region?
This is the central question posed by the Port of Palm Beach and its consultants as the Port of Palm Beach embarks on the strategic Master Plan update. We invite you to get involved and take part in this important conversation.
Introduction to the Project and Port of Palm Beach
Located in Riviera Beach, Florida, the Port of Palm Beach (Port) is a full-service, diversified landlord port with marine cargo and cruise passenger operations of significant impact on the local area and the State of Florida. It is the fourth-busiest container port of Florida’s 14 deepwater ports and the 18th busiest in the continental United States.
In addition to intermodal (freight transport such as truck, rail, and ship) capacity, the Port is a major modal point for the shipment of bulk sugar, molasses, cement, utility fuels, water, produce and breakbulk items. Additionally, the Port provides for cruising operations via the passenger terminal. The Port processes more than $14 billion in commodities, $2.5 million tons of cargo, and 700,000 cruise passengers annually.
The Port is an independent special taxing district, covering a land area of 971 square miles or roughly fifty percent (50%) of Palm Beach County. The Port has a five-member board of commissioners elected at large by voters within the district. The Port’s administration is through an Executive Director and staff. The Port is one of the largest employers in Palm Beach County and is an economic engine for the county. While relatively small, the Port is comprised of 165 acres with little growth opportunity to expand in Riviera Beach, Florida.
The Port is embarking on a significant redevelopment and upgrading of intermodal facilities and other improvements funded in part through various government grant programs. As such, the Port seeks a forward-looking Strategic Master Plan focusing on and coordinating the following requirements: economic development; infrastructure development and improvement; intermodal transportation facilities; physical, environmental, and regulatory barriers; and intergovernmental coordination.
Public engagement opportunities are woven into the strategic master planning process to inform, educate, and collaborate with senior staff, stakeholders, public, and intergovernmental agencies throughout the planning process.
Want to learn more?
Who operates at the Port?
The Port of Palm Beach’s “Tenant Spotlight” is designed to help the community understand the different companies that operate the port.
The Port of Palm Beach is committed to continued engagement and making a positive change in the many communities within the Port District. Take a look at the many ways the Port makes a meaningful impact in our communities:
- Community Outreach | Port of Palm Beach, FL - Official Website
- Commissioners Community Outreach Program | Port of Palm Beach, FL - Official Website
- Port Tours/Presentations | Port of Palm Beach, FL - Official Website
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We understand you may have questions that go beyond the information we have provided here. If so, we welcome you to email the Project Team: [email protected]. We will respond in a timely manner.
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