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.
FMT and Port Manatee: partners since 1998

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:

Luke Kvapil

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