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Florida ports

From cruise to cargo Florida ports connect region

Huge investment in port infrastructure to enhance Caribbean services

Florida’s ports provide a lifeline to the many islands, large and small, in and around the Caribbean basin. At least 10 ports across the State of Florida do business with Caribbean nations. From fruit and vegetables to movie sets, the ports, shippers and their customers have built upon business relationships that span generations.

“Florida ports have had a long relationship of trade with the Caribbean nations and are proud to count them as some of our most valuable partners,” said Doug Wheeler, president and CEO of the Florida Ports Council.

According to maritime consultant David Matsuda, former head of the US Maritime Administration, ports, shipping companies and ferry operators are preparing to serve Cuba.

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