Master Plan: Vision 2030

On December 8th, 2016 Port Tampa Bay unveiled a bold new look into the future of infrastructure, cargo planning, real estate and port operations with its Vision 2030.  This vision provides a strategic, market driven roadmap for planning, rehabilitating, modernizing, expanding and managing PTB’s marine terminals as well as supporting infrastructure throughout the Port.

The Seven Anchors

The Seven Anchors are a foundation for Port Tampa Bay’s future development, and they provide stability and support to the Port in fulfilling its mission and ultimately creating greater long-term value for our residents. Vision 2030 outlines critical and inter-related strategies to optimize the return on Port resources for the broadest spectrum of Port stakeholders. 

The strategies include steps that, by design, mirror important strategies being set by the State of Florida, area governments, and private entities. 

EXPAND AND DIVERSIFY PTB’S BUSINESS BASE THROUGH EXECUTING A SUPPLY CHAIN SALES STRATEGY

VISION: PTB will become the preferred international gateway to central Florida importers and the shipping lines they use by delivering value across their supply chains.

STRATEGY: Demonstrates the holistic benefits (cost savings, efficiency gains, enhanced reliability) of hte Tampa gateway to target customers.

FULFILL CENTRAL FLORIDA’S LONG-TERM ENERGY REQUIREMENTS

VISION: PTB will contribute to Central Florida’s rapid economic growth by providing reliable, cost effective access to energy. 

STRATEGY: Provide deep-draft access and enhanced petroleum distribution infrastructure to the region’s energy providers. 

OPTIMIZE TAMPA BAY’S VESSEL ACCESS TO SUCCESSFULLY PURSUE EMERGING TRADE OPPORTUNITIES GENERATED BY THE PANAMA CANAL EXPANSION

VISION: PTB will contribute to the international competitiveness of the central Florida economy by providing deep-draft access to international markets. 

STRATEGY: Collaboratively with the US Army Corps of Engineers, tenants, shipping lines, port community and Tampa Bay Pilots, determine and implement an optimal deepening and widening strategy for the access channels to accommodate the evolving needs of the global fleet serving the Port. 

EXPAND AND DIVERSIFY THE REGION’S INDUSTRIAL ECONOMY AND CARGO BASE

VISION: PTB will leverage its extensive port and transportation assets to expand the region’s industrial economy. 

STRATEGY: Formulate and execute an integrated industrial development program to attract and retain maritime dependent and maritime-related manufacturing and industrial businesses to the region.

IMPLEMENT THE CHANNELSIDE MASTER PLAN, OPTIMIZING CRUISE CAPABILITY

VISION: PTB will develop world-class passenger facilities and services optimizing the cruise experience and preserving significant cruise- related economic benefits for the community. 

STRATEGY: Maximize the Port’s draw for all cruise vessels, while fully integrating it with the redevelopment of the Channel District, and evaluate longer-term solutions to serve the new generation cruise fleet. 

PARTNER WITH THE CITY AND COUNTY TO MAXIMIZE THE FUTURE GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT OF THE REGION

VISION: PTB will collaboratively work with the public and private sectors to optimize the growth and vitality of the Port, the City, the County, and the region. 

STRATEGY: Leverage the Channelside redevelopment initiative to partner with the public and private sectors in the redevelopment of this area. 

DEVELOP AND IMPLEMENT A LANDSIDE TRANSPORTATION ACCESS STRATEGY

VISION: PTB will develop a landside transportation network that provides and sustains a high level of freight accessibility to port facilities. 

STRATEGY: Collaborate with federal, state and local transportation agencies and the community to develop and implement a road and rail transportation network that optimizes freight and community mobility.