Three logistics executives visited Manatee Monday, Tampa Tuesday

Three automobile or shipping company executives visited Port Manatee on Monday and the Port of Tampa on Tuesday.

Both ports are trying to start vehicle distribution terminals, and both hosted meetings this week with auto company and logistics executives.

Late Friday the Tampa Port Authority late released the names of executives who attended its first Automotive Short Sea Summit.

The port initially balked at releasing the names. The Tampa Bay Business Journal filed a public records request for the information.

Here are the three executives who visited both ports:

• Mike Dezenski, logistics specialist, Chrysler LLC

• Harry Hussein, director of sales and marketing, Liberty Global Logistics

• Gary Hurley, vice president, RO/RO Division, NYK Lines

The Tampa summit drew three additional Chrysler executives, plus representatives of Ford Motor Co., General Motors, Isuzu and Mazda.

Other shipping and logistics firms visiting Tampa included Centurion Auto Logistics, Hansen & Adkins Auto Transport, Hoegh Autoliners, Jack Cooper Logistics LLC, K-Line America and Mitsui O.S.K. Lines.

Tampa is trying to develop its auto distribution terminal with Jacksonville-based AMPORTS, which sent eight representatives to the summit. Another 10 executives from Tampa port partners CSX and Ports America also attended Tuesday.

Port Manatee is developing its auto terminal with California-based Pasha Automotive Services.