Tampa Port Authority and AMPORTS sign accord to realise auto handling terminal
The Tampa Port Authority’s board of commissioners has approved a terminal use agreement with AMPORTS to pave the way for a new dedicated auto handling facility at the Floridian port.
AMPORTS, one of North America’s largest auto processors, signed a letter of intent with the port authority in July last year to develop a new terminal to handle the import and export of automobiles and rolling stock.
“We are very excited about our partnership with AMPORTS, and the relationship we are building with them,” declared Tampa Port Authority CEO, Paul Anderson.
“This agreement is a tremendous win for the economic development of the Tampa Bay region.”
“We are very fortunate to have great partners in this venture, such as Ports America, CSX Railroad and AMPORTS.”
The new terminal will save as a gateway to not only Mexico’s burgeoning auto market, where an estimated one in 10 cars sold in the US is made in the country, but Latin America and Caribbean destinations.