TAMPA, Fla. (970 WFLA)- The Port of Tampa on Wednesday unveiled the first phase of a $56 million berth and terminal modernization project where vehicular and aviation fuel serving the Tampa-Ocala-Orlando-Naples region can be unloaded with vastly improved efficiency.
The first shipments are scheduled to be handled at Berth 223 on Nov. 11 and at the new Berth 222 on Nov. 18, both along the southwest side of Hooker’s Point, across the “Cut D” channel from Davis Islands. “This is a one-of-a-kind facility,” said Paul Anderson, the port’s director and chief executive officer. “It (represents) sustainability of an asset for generations.” The modernized complex has three berths, the new Berth 222 along with Berths 223 and 227, that have been preserved.
Those get new equipment and more space for bigger ships with the demolition of a “finger berth” between them that restricted access to unloading three wide vessels at a time. Click Here to read more at TBO.com.