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					                       Domestic/International Air Transportation
                                           Major Area Airports
Three international airports can be found within 50 miles of Manatee County. Sarasota Bradenton
International Airport (SRQ) is a mere 10 minutes from downtown Bradenton and provides commercial
flights and general aviation services to more than 1.5 million passengers annually. Further domestic
and international air transportation options can be accessed through Tampa International Airport (TPA)
within 47 miles and St. Petersburg-Clearwater International Airport (PIE) within 36 miles of Bradenton.


Sarasota Bradenton International Airport (SRQ):
Scheduled Carriers:                                           SRQ General Aviation Fixed Base Operations
Air Canada                          JetBlue                   Dolphin Aviation
Air France                          KLM                       Jones Aviation
AirTran                             US Airways                Rectrix Aviaton
Alitallia                           United                    Source: Sarasota Bradenton International Airport
Delta

Sample list of non-stop SRQ flights*
Atlanta, GA                      Indianapolis, IN
Baltimore, MD                    New York, NY (JFK)
Boston, MA                       New York, NY (LAG)
Charlotte, NC                    Milwaukee, WI
Chicago, IL (MDW)                Toronto, Canada
Chicago, IL (ORD)                Washington, DC
Detroit, MI
*Subject to change

Tampa International Airport
Tampa International Airport is the largest airport in the region with 21 carriers. The airport had over 18 million
passengers in 2008 with 260 daily departures.

St. Petersburg-Clearwater International Airport
St. Petersburg-Clearwater International Airport provides access to commercial airliners, and smaller charter
craft. The airport had over 740,000 passengers in 2008.
                                           Water Transportation
                                                     Port Manatee

Located in the eastern Gulf of Mexico at the entrance of the Tampa Bay, Port Manatee is one of Florida's largest ports and is
the closest U.S. deepwater seaport to the Panama Canal. Eight million Floridians live within two hours of Port Manatee. The
port is a prime location with nearly 5,000 acres of surrounding green space ripe for development and features 40-foot deep
facilities. Port Manatee handles approximately 9 million tons of cargo each year. Located in Foreign Trade Zone 169. Port
Manatee offers exceptional highway and interstate connections with 60-mph access to Interstate 75 and Interstate 275.
Trucks leaving Port Manatee reach I-75 and I-275 in less than four minutes via U.S. Highway 41.

Primary Cargoes                                                  Top Imports and Exports
 •  Tropical fruits and vegetables                                •Petroleum products - import
 •  Citrus juices and beverages                                   •Cement products - import
 •  Forestry products                                             •Fertilizer - export
 •  Refined petroleum products                                    •Forestry products - import
 •  Finished phosphate fertilizers                                •Fruit - import
 •  Non-ferrous metals                                            •Orange juice - import and export
 •  Cement and cement clinker                                     •Natural gas - import
 •  Steel                                                         •Automobiles - export
 •  Project cargo

Port Manatee has more than one million square feet of public warehouse and office space, featuring 202,000 square feet of
refrigerated space, including 30,000 square feet of freezer space. The port offers nearly one-and-one-half miles of berthing
for ships.

Port Manatee’s Class III railroad connects to CSX rail lines with two switch engines (1,600 and 1,700 horsepower) and nine
miles of standard gauge track, 20 switches, nine crossings and 300-car capacity. The railroad operates 24 hours a day to
accommodate customer needs.
Source: Port Manatee
                                        Ground Transportation
Motor Freight Carriers                           Bus Service
ABF Freight System                               Local Mass Transit
CRST Logistics                                   Inter City Service
GTI Logistics                                    Greyhound Lines: 15 Daily Arrivals / Departures
Gator Freightway
Gingerich Trucking                               Shipping & Receiving
Interstate Truckers                              Regional Mail Handling Facility:
Landstar Inway                                        Manasota Mail Processing Center
Lee Transport Service                                 Sorting Capacity: 2.8 million daily
Pollywog Transportation
Roadway Express                                  Major Overnight Express Service (sampling)
Specialized Maerial                              Airborne Express         Federal Express
Target Interstate                                DHL                      Greyhound
WES-FLO Co.                                      Delta Airlines           UPS
Yellow Transportation                            Emery Worldwide          U.S. Postal Service


Railroad Service
CSX Transportation
 u Connects to Port Manatee's railroad & all U.S. markets
 u Carload Shipments reach major eastern U.S. cities in 3-6 days
    Source: CSX Transportation

				
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