Articles in Category: 'inland port'

By: Alex Tiegen | Posted: May 19, 2010 3:17 PM

A long-favored plan for creating an inland distribution center to maximize cargo taken in by the maritime industry in South Florida is dead, and the sugar company that proposed it is recommending that the Port of Palm Beach start over in its search for a location.

Florida Crystals’ plan to host the 318-acre South Florida Regional Intermodal Logistics Center in western Palm Beach County has been taken off the table, and the company is offering instead an 850-acre plot elsewhere in the poverty-stricken rural area.

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By: Alex Tiegen | Posted: April 20, 2010 12:14 AM

A Senate panel voted Monday to offer as much as $100 million in tax credits for investing in Florida ports.

The Senate Transportation Committee unanimously passed a bill that aims to improve the state’s 14 public ports in preparation for the widening of the Panama Canal and an expansion of trade.

“This is a great step toward our future,” said Jacksonville Republican Rep. Lake Ray, sponsor of the House version of the bill.

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By: Alex Tiegen | Posted: March 3, 2010 (All day)


Florida Crystals executives, in Tallahassee Wednesday for Palm Beach County Days, said they have been seeking a settlement with the Department of Community Affairs to continue the company's Inland Logistics Center south of Lake Okeechobee.

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