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Florida Ports Recognize World Trade Month

The Florida Ports Council, representing Florida’s 14 public seaports, is pleased to recognize May 2019 as Florida World Trade Month, to increase awareness about the importance of international trade as a major contributor to job creation and corporate growth. More than half of Florida’s nearly $156.9 billion in international trade comes through Florida’s seaports, making our global partnerships critical to ports and Florida as a whole.

“Florida’s prosperity is closely tied to trade,” said Doug Wheeler, president and CEO of the Florida Ports Council. “In 2018 Florida’s seaports handled $87.3 billion worth of cargo and traded with nearly every country in the world. World Trade Month is an opportunity to educate the public and the state’s leadership on the positive economic impact ports make on our state as gateways to international trade.”

For more information on World Trade Month, including a calendar of events and participating organizations, visit Be a part of the conversation by using the hashtag #FLTrade2019 or following the Florida Ports Council at @floridaports on Twitter. In addition, you can find out more about Florida’s ports at