About The Propeller Club
One of the first Propeller Clubs founded, the Port of Tampa chapter was chartered May 25, 1929, as Port No. 5 by transportation industry leader Alex Findlay. At the time, the Port of Tampa was handling an average of 3.2 million tons of domestic and foreign commerce annually. Phosphate and petroleum were among the most important cargoes which also included lumber, iron and steel, scrap metal and fruits.
OUR 80TH ANNIVERSARY - 2009
2009 marked the 80th year of the Propeller Club - Port of Tampa. Since the club’s inception, it has made strides in the improvement and support of Port projects and maritime functions. In 2010 The Propeller Club - Port of Tampa hosted one of the most successful International Conventions in its history at the Tampa Marriott Waterside Hotel.
PORT OF TAMPA - RELATIVE SIZE
The Port of Tampa is the largest port in Florida and ranked in the top 20 of all ports in the U.S.
MEMBERSHIP and OBJECTIVES
Our membership is diversified and open to all. Currently, membership companies range from shipyards, trucking companies, steamship agencies, and port companies, to legal firms, banks, research, etc.
Objectives of the club include:
- To promote waterborne commerce and the Marine industry generally in all its segments
- To maintain a continuing program of public relations, education and goodwill with the shipping community and public in general
- To collaborate with other organizations whose members are dedicated to the promotion of the best interest of American maritime shipping and allied industries
- To promote a spirit of friendship and common purpose among persons engaged in the American Merchant Marine.