USA: FPC Announces Five-Year Florida Seaport Mission Plan
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 Florida’s seaports, as well as providing planned improvements to facilities for the next five years.
Some highlights include:
· International Trade value increased markedly – 2011 was a record year at $149 billion (up 18.2 percent)
· The value of Florida’s waterborne cargo also increased significantly – to $82.7 billion (up 18.7 percent)
· 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