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Florida Seaports “Seas the Opportunity” to Invest in Florida’s Global Trade Success

Video courtesy of “IA” Aerial Photography, Ronald Jarmon.

For the second year in a row, Florida’s system of public seaports experienced record-high cargo growth, and set a new record-high number of cruise passenger embarkations, a newly released report from the Florida Seaport Transportation and Economic Development Council (FSTED) shows.

For 2023, Florida’s system of seaports handled 114.25 million tons of cargo, shattering the 2022 record-high 112.5 million tons of cargo moved. This 1.5 percent year-over-year growth rate is proof that investments by the Florida Legislature and Governor Ron DeSantis have well-positioned Florida to be America’s supply chain solution.