Tampa to invest in fourth cruise terminal

2024-06-28T17:11:21+00:00 June 28th, 2024|Ports|

Port Tampa Bay commissioners have approved a $0.5 mill dollar contract with local engineering firm HDR Engineering to begin the design process for a fourth cruise terminal at the Florida port.

The port said that the three existing cruise terminals were near capacity and that a fourth one needs to be built ‘without interrupting current operations.’

The new terminal will be located to the north of Terminal 6.

Local media said that if the project is permitted and later approved, it could amount to an $80 mill investment. Funds would come from grants, private investors and other sources.

According to Fox News, three other Tampa-based engineering companies submitted proposals for the project, including Moffatt & Nichol, Burns & McDonnell and Kimley-Horn and Associates.