Tracing its history back to the mid-1700s, the Port of Pensacola has evolved into northwest Florida’s leading deep-water port. With its eight deep-draft berths and more than 400,000 square feet of covered storage, the Port is located on the Gulf of Mexico just 11 miles from the sea buoy. The 50-acre facility offers a Foreign Trade Zone (FTZ #249), an Enterprise Zone (EZ #1702), and stevedoring and marine terminal services for all descriptions of bulk, breakbulk and unitized freight.

Among the Port’s leading commodities are bagged agricultural products, cement, paper, aggregate, power plant and power generation equipment, animal feed and animal feed components, construction supplies and materials, and frozen cargo. In addition to its stellar labor force and extraordinary access to international waters, the Port of Pensacola is widely regarded for its attractive rates and expertise in handling project and heavy-lift cargoes.

A deepwater port master plan embraces long- and short-term goals for the Port’s growth, as does a recently-completed Port Business Strategic Analysis.

The Port of Pensacola is an enterprise department of the City of Pensacola and is governed by the Pensacola City Council.

Threat Levels

At MARSEC Level 2, expect gate delays

National Terrorism Advisory System (NTAS) check current status

Security: (850) 436-5075
Marine Radio Station – Channel 16



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The Port of Pensacola maintains a policy of requiring ALL vessels in excess of 350 feet LOA to utilize at least one tug to assist upon arrival and departure.

Nearest TWIC Enrollment Centers

Panama City, FL: 5321 W. Hwy 98, Panama City, FL 32401

Mobile, AL: 1505 Telegraph Rd., Chickasaw, AL  36611

Phone Number: 1-855-347-8371