Florida Ports Council
The Florida Ports Council (FPC), is a Florida nonprofit corporation that serves as the professional association for Florida’s fifteen public seaports and their management. The FPC is governed by a Board of Directors comprised of the fifteen port directors with staff support located in Tallahassee. The FPC provides advocacy, leadership and information on seaport-related issues before the legislative and executive branches of state and federal government.
Pursuant to Florida Statutes, the Florida Ports Council provides administrative support services on matters related to the Florida Seaport Transportation and Economic Development (FSTED) Council and the FSTED Program. In addition, by agreement, the FPC provides similar services to the Florida Ports Financing Commission.
Florida’s network of seaports is one of the state’s greatest economic assets, positively affecting every region and every resident. Whether moving over a hundred million tons of cargo annually or millions of cruise passengers, Florida’s seaports generate and support a vast array of commerce and the FPC believes a strong, strategic, public/private partnership between Florida’s ports and state and local government will enable our diverse seaports to continue their vast economic contributions to every region of our state.