Tampa moving forward with container terminal expansion
The Port of Tampa said it is moving forward with planning and development of its Hooker's Point projects — including the expansion of the port's container terminal — in part through a $10.4 million allocation this year from the state government.
The state funds are part of $50 million for port projects approved by the legislature during the last session. The funding received strong support from Gov. Charlie Crist.
Port officials said ongoing expansion work at the Hooker's Point area will enable it to handle greater cargo volumes. They point to the start of direct container service from Asia in 2006, and foresee significantly expanded container service in the future.