As work nears completion on a new $20 million storage facility, Port Panama City recently held a topping out ceremony to recognize hard work to complete the project.
Port Panama City’s new biomass dome storage facility will allow the port to store more wood pellets, further strengthening its biomass export capabilities.
“The more activity you have as a port the more jobs created long term,” said Alex King, Panama City Port Authority Director. “Dozens of jobs. We’re seeing an increase in hiring for the port; we’re going to have to add a couple of full-time employees to handle the additional ton that’s coming through the dome. It’s going to mean more agribusiness – timber industry agribusiness jobs in Jackson County, the loggers, the truckers, the rail – as you see more wood pellets coming through this port.”