Ports we serve
PortMiami has invested in infrastructure improvements that have transformed its operations, recently completing the -50/-52ft deep dredge project which allows the Port to accomodate fully laden 14,000TEU vessels. Equally important, Port officials have made a commitment to sustainable growth, recognizing the Port’s enviable location and its relationship to South Florida’s unique ecosystems.
PortMiami also plays a vital role not only as a leading economic force in South Florida, but also as the critical link to the Caribbean, Latin America and beyond. Long the epicenter of the cruise industry, PortMiami again set a world record last year with 4.33 million travelers passing through its facilities. Equally important is the Port’s status as Florida’s number one container cargo port. Known worldwide as the Cargo Gateway to Latin America, more than half of the Port’s cargo traffic is composed of business with South and Central America and the Caribbean.
PortMiami is proud of its many accomplishments over the past several years, but nothing out-ranks being named the number one port in Florida for safety and security. Thanks to new technological advancements, the Port has introduced new safety measures without slowing down, or adversely impacting operations. The commitment to providing excellent customer service—from the cruise passenger to the truck driver—is unwavering.
Port Everglades (Fort Lauderdale)
July 2014 saw the long-time partnership between FEC and Port Everglades prove a success, with the opening of the FEC Intermodal Container Transfer Facility ('ICTF') adjacent to Port Everglades.
“The ICTF ensures that Port Everglades remains competitive with other U.S. East Coast gateways, and, most importantly, it will give our port a cost and time-to-market advantage over many of these gateways, thereby putting more and more South Florida residents to work as a result of the additional business opportunities it will generate,” said Port Everglades Chief Executive & Port Director Steve Cernak.
Exotic cruise vacations and international trade are what makes Port Everglades an economic powerhouse for Broward County and one of the most diverse seaports in the United States.
Located in the heart of Greater Fort Lauderdale and the City of Hollywood, Florida, Port Everglades is one of the busiest cruise ports in the world. It is a leading container port in Florida and among the most active cargo ports in the United States. And, Port Everglades is South Florida’s main seaport for receiving petroleum products including, gasoline and jet fuel. A foreign-trade zone and available office space inside the Port's secure area make Port Everglades a highly desirable business center for world trade.
The total value of economic activity at Port Everglades is approximately $14 billion. And, more than 140,000 Florida jobs are impacted by the Port, including nearly 10,000 people who work for companies that provide direct services to Port Everglades.
Port of Palm Beach
Located 80 miles north of Miami and 135 miles south of Port Canaveral, the Port of Palm Beach is the 4th busiest container port of Florida’s 14 deepwater ports and is the 18th busiest container port in the United States. In FY 2010 the port moved over 213,000 twenty ft. container equivalent units. In addition to intermodal capacity, the port handles bulk sugar (domestic usages), molasses, cement, utility fuels, water, produce and breakbulk items. There is also substantial tonnage involved in the movement of heavy lift and project cargos. All of this happens in a port that has only 156 acres of land.
FECR services the docks and piers through the Port's industrial rail switching operations. We are the only port facility in South Florida operating a rail system with pier-side box, hopper and intermodal cars operating 24 hours a day. Located on Port property are six miles of trackage for intermodal transfers and handling.
The Port of Palm Beach and its tenants combine to be one of the larger employers in Palm Beach County and is an economic engine for the County. Approximately 2,400 people are employed directly and indirectly because of the port, which contributes $260 million in business revenue and $12 million in State and Federal taxes. Over $7 billion worth of commodities moves through the port each year.
FEC Port Contact: David Banfield - AVP International Sales