June 18, 2013
/PRNewswire/ -- Phosphate, a
Port of Tampa
mainstay export for the past century, accounts for more than two-thirds of the Port's
annual economic activity. In addition, the phosphate industry supports more than half of the Port's 80,000 direct, indirect and related jobs, according to a new study released yesterday by the Tampa Port Authority.
"The importance of phosphate nutrients on a global scale has put the Port of
on the map in the international trading arena," said
, CEO and Port Director of the Tampa Port Authority. "As we continue our path forward to diversify, phosphate will continue to play a vital role in driving the backbone of success for the Port of
as well as the
The Mosaic Company
(NYSE: MOS), the world's leading producer of concentrated phosphate crop nutrients, and
CF Industries, Inc.
, another phosphate producer with operations in the area, create more than half of the 10,573 direct jobs at the Port from the movement of phosphate rock and raw materials as well as crop nutrition and animal feed supplies and products. Other phosphate-related companies also support this economic activity.
"Phosphate continues to be a significant contributor to jobs and the
economy, as well as the Port of
, Senior Vice President of Phosphate Operations at Mosaic, which employs more than 3,200
residents. "Our long-standing relationship with the Port allows us to effectively deliver on our mission to help the world grow the food it needs."
The Port of
, the state's epicenter for phosphate mining and production, to consumers both domestically and internationally. The regional phosphate fertilizer production industry accounts for nearly 12 million tons, or roughly 35 percent, of cargo through the port of
For the full economic impact study from the Tampa Port Authority,
About The Mosaic Company:
The Mosaic Company is one of the world's leading producers and marketers of concentrated phosphate and potash crop nutrients. Mosaic is a single source provider of phosphate and potash fertilizers and feed ingredients for the global agriculture industry. More information on the company is available at
SOURCE The Mosaic Company