Fednav Direct

As a value-added service, FMT offers transport services to and from its various facilities through our logistics group, Fednav Direct. Read more
Fednav Direct

FMT Terminal:

The closest US deepwater seaport to the Panama Canal, Port Manatee—at the entrance of Tampa Bay— is centrally located to Tampa, Sarasota, Clearwater, and St. Petersburg.

Stevedoring operations in Port Manatee

Contact information

Tel: 941.721.0223
Fax: 941.729.4516

Terminal address:

600 Tampa Bay Way
Palmetto, FL  34221

General Manager:

Carl Blodgett

Port Authority:

Port Manatee website

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Terminal specifications


  • 9 berths
  • 1 million sq ft of warehouse space
  • 205,000 sq ft of refrigerated warehouse space
  • 150 acres of open storage
  • Draft: 40 ft
  • On-site customs office

Commodities handled:

  • Forest products
  • Steel
  • Bulk 
  • Project cargo
  • Containers
  • Other breakbulk cargoes

Modes served:

  • Ocean vessels
  • Barges
  • CSX railroad
  • Interstate Highways 4, 75, and 275

Direct discharge capabilities:

  • Truck
  • Barge (with ship's gear)


  • Cranes available upon request
  • Forklifts with capacities up to 52,000 lb
  • Paper/pulp clamps
  • Container handling equipment
  • Container chassis
  • Front-end loaders
  • Ro-Ro ramp


  • FTZ 169
  • C-TPAT certified