Florida Ports Council report: The statewide Economic Impacts of Florida Seaports
Port Miami starts $37.5 million terminal upgrade for more ships from MSC Cruises and other lines
Cargo increases at South Florida ports, but cruise traffic slips at Port Everglades
Leviathans of the Sea
PORT EVERGLADES RECORD TRADE TOPS PORT MIAMI
Sep 15, 2015
Last year, Port Everglades reported record trade with the world for the fourth straight year, handling $27.15 billion in goods, up 6.75 percent from the previous year, a new report found.
That growth was stronger than the 0.36 percent gain in the U.S. trade as a whole last year. The value of goods handled also surpassed the $23.71 billion imported and exported at PortMiami, where trade declined by 2.4 percent last year, WorldCity found in its 64-page publication.
Port Everglades last year ranked No. 14 among all seaports nationwide by value of trade, trailing far behind the $290.18 billon handled by the Port of Los Angeles. That seaport handles mainly imports from Asia and has a $210.2 billion trade deficit of imports exceeding exports, the census numbers show.
In contrast, Port Everglades has more balance between imports and exports, based largely on shipments to and from Latin America and the Caribbean. It had a slim surplus last year, with $13.62 billion in exports (including many high-tech goods) and $13.51 in imports (including fuel products), the report said.
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Port reveals ambitious Channel district plan
August 13, 2015
The expanse of pavement that lines Channelside Drive could some day be home to a glitzy mix of residential towers and retail and commercial space — representing $1.5 billion in development costs.
IMPORTANT NOTICE: Tampa Bay Express Project
This Florida Department of Transportation project, if constructed, will have profoundly positive impacts on traffic flow through the heart of our community for decades to come. For the Port, it will mean that the benefits of the I-4/Selmon Expressway Connector can be optimized by greatly improving the traffic flow along I-275 and I-4 leading to the Connector. The Florida Department of Transportation has developed a strong funding package for this project but unified local support for this project is critical for the project to advance. Read more.