Port Manatee is a deepwater breakbulk seaport located at the entrance to Tampa Bay. It is a dynamic global trade hub, serving as a convenient gateway for Southwest and Central Florida markets. As the closest U.S. deepwater seaport to the expanded Panama Canal, Port Manatee offers exceptional highway and rail connections as well as 10 deep-draft berths. Port Manatee's Foreign-Trade Zone No. 169 allows many businesses within a 60-mile radius or 90-minute drive of the port to defer, reduce or often eliminate costly U.S. Customs duties on products imported into the United States.