The Florida Ports Council has announced the release of the report: Charting a Course for Economic Success: The Five-Year Florida Seaport Mission Plan for 2012 to 2016.
The report provides 2011 data on trade, cargo and cruise activities at Floridaâ€™s seaports, as well as providing planned improvements to facilities for the next five years.
Some highlights include:
Â· International Trade value increased markedly â€“ 2011 was a record year at $149 billion (up 18.2 percent)
Â· The value of Floridaâ€™s waterborne cargo also increased significantly â€“ to $82.7 billion (up 18.7 percent)
Â· Florida seaports moved 100 million total tons and 3 million TEUs (twenty-foot equivalent containers) of cargo in 2011.
More info: Florida Seaport Mission Plan
Dredging Today Staff, May 27, 2012