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Florida to Take ‘Open for Business’ Message to California

The Florida Ports Council is taking its “Open for Business” message to Long Beach, California to recruit new cargo shipping lines of business to call on Florida ports.

The FPC, along with leaders from several Florida seaports, will attend TPM22, the premier conference for the trans-Pacific and global container shipping and logistics community, starting on February 27. While there, the FPC will host an invitation-only reception that will serve as a major networking opportunity for Florida port directors to encourage new business to trade lanes and instead call on Florida seaports.

“We’re going to put ourselves front and center into the battleground,” said Jonathan Daniels, Chief Executive and Port Director at Port Everglades and Chair of the Florida Ports Council.

Supply chain disruptions provided a unique opportunity for Florida seaports to showcase its value proposition, and thus increase cargo traffic and break records in the number of cargo containers offloading at Sunshine State ports. Florida has shown that no matter hurricanes or a global pandemic, our seaports are resilient and showing the rest of the world how to operate efficiently.

As a result, Florida seaports are among the fastest growing cargo ports in the U.S., and our system of seaports can handle any type of cargo. Florida’s 15 seaports are effectively connecting commerce, and ensuring that goods get from ship to shelf.