This Wednesday at 4:00 pm the Port of Palm Beach Commissioners will be meeting to determine whether the port has reached an agreement with the Florida Crystals company, or whether they have decided to end discussion of the company and will be moving to the Treasure Coast Intermodal Campus for the location for an inland port. The Port of Palm Beach was given 90 days from December to come to a decision.
On December 17, 2009, the Port of Palm Beach awarded Florida Crystals the first rights to negotiate with the Port to be the site of an inland port facility. The facility would enable South Florida to benefit from the global trade growth that will occur when the Panama Canal completes its expansion in 2014. The inland port would need to be completed before the expansion is finished in order to compete for larger cargo ships.