ACP Monthly Meeting
Date & Time: Wednesday, August 27th, 2014 11:00AM - 1:30PM
Location: Tampa Port Authority, 1101 Channelside Drive, Tampa, FL 33602. (813) 281-1943
This is not just a facility tour. Any disruption in the Port can have an adverse effect on your business and this tour will help you better understand how the port is prepared to respond to disasters and how your business continuity plan can be impacted. This will be an in-depth look at the Port with a focus on safety, security, and business continuity.
We will start with a boat tour of the facility. Please plan on arriving no later than 10:45 so we can board the boat by 11:00. Photos are allowed during the tour. This will be followed by lunch in the Board room of the Port Authority, which will include a presentation of the Port by Emilio Salabarria, Director of Safety and training for the Tampa Port Authority.
The Tampa Port Authority, now known as Port Tampa Bay, is the largest cargo port in the State of Florida with an economic impact to our region in excess of $15 Billion each year. In addition, the Port handles an astounding 1 million + cruise ship passengers each year. The main building of the Port Authority is a 4-story glass and chrome structure located along the Ybor City trolley line in the Channelside district, right next door to the Florida Aquarium.
The Port handles a huge amount of tonnage of petroleum and petroleum-related products, steel, concrete, a variety of chemicals, automobiles, and containerized cargo for companies like Rooms to Go, Sysco, Publix, Bealls, Southern Wine & Spirits, Premier Beverages, Coca Cola Refreshments, Pepsico, Cutrale, Disney, VF Wear, Vigo, Amalie, Mosaic, CF Industries, One Steel, Trademark Metals, Lowes, Home Depot, Badcock and Kane's furniture.
On the cruise ship side of the house, Tampa Port Authority is now the home port for four vessels from three cruise lines: Carnival Cruise Lines, Holland America, Royal Caribbean and Norwegian Cruise Line, offering a variety of 4, 5, 7, and 14-day cruise itineraries. Many cruise ship passengers choose to tack on a few days' vacation time in the Central Florida region to go with their cruise. Tampa Port Authority is also one of the top shipbuilding and repair centers in the Southeast.
Registration: All meeting attendees MUST be US or Canadian Citizens AND must pre-register for this meeting in order to gain access to the Port.
Parking: Park in front of Cruise Terminal 3. Check the newsletter for the printable map.