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Florida and Mexico seaports to sign agreement to enhance trade

On behalf of Florida’s 15 seaports, the Florida Ports Council will be signing a Letter of Intent (LOI) with the Coordination of Ports and Merchant Marine of Mexico (Coordinadora de Puertos) to promote international commerce and economic development at an event on Wednesday, November 20. Media are invited to attend.

The Coordination of Ports and Merchant Marine is an agency of the Ministry of Communications and Transportation of Mexico that strengthens the international development of maritime ports, export promotion, international commerce and the Mexican market.

Last summer, the Florida Ports Council and Enterprise Florida, Inc. (EFI), with the support of the Consulate General of Mexico in Miami, led a delegation of representatives from seaports on a trade mission to Mexico City to promote the all-water trade route between Florida and Mexican gulf ports, which led directly to this Letter of Intent.

Florida-Mexico Trade Letter of Intent Signing

Juan Kuryla
Director of PortMiami & Chairman of the Florida Ports Council Board of Directors

Jonathan Chait Auerbach
Consul General of Mexico in Miami

Ing. Hector Lopez Gutierrez
General Coordinator, Coordination of Ports and Merchant Marine of Mexico

Z. Joe Kulenovic
Vice President of International Operations, Enterprise Florida

2:00 p.m.
November 20, 2019

Intercontinental Hotel
Godfrey Room
100 Chopin Plaza

About the Florida Ports Council

The Florida Ports Council is the professional association of Florida’s public seaports, providing advocacy, leadership and research on seaport-related issues before state and federal government. Florida’s ports support nearly 900,000 jobs in the state and contribute $117.6 billion to the state’s economy each year. The Florida Ports Council administers the Florida Seaport Transportation and Economic Development Council, which is required to provide a 5-year Florida Seaport Mission Plan annually according to Florida Statute. For more information, visit