More than 500,000 passengers sail annually from the Port of Palm Beach
The Port of Palm Beach is home to Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line which operates the Grand Celebration passenger cruise ship for 2-night or 4-6 night Bahamas stays.
4th busiest container port of Florida's 15 deepwater ports, and one of the 20 busiest container ports in the U.S.
Handles 2.5 million tons of cargo each year
Over $4 billion worth of commodities move through the Port each year
Unlike more U.S. ports, the Port of Palm Beach is primarily an export port, with approximately 80% of its cargo being exported all over the world. The Port supplies 60% of everything consumed in the Bahamas and is an essential lifeline to the rest of the Caribbean.
2,850+ employees of the Port and its tenants make the Port one of the largest employers in Palm Beach County
$185 million contributed annually in business revenue by the Port and its tenants
$17.5 million contributed annually by Port tenants in state and local taxes
Established in 1915 as a special taxing district
Has not levied ad valorem taxes since 1975
Governed by a five-member elected Board of Commissioners