As the “Gateway to the Americas,” Miami-Dade County has emerged as an international hub for commerce. Our proximity to Latin America and the Caribbean is a key strategic asset while the Port of Miami is the pivotal connecting point between the Americas and Europe, as well as Asia.
The Port of Miami is the #1 container port in Florida and among the top ten container ports in the United States, as well as North America’s closest port to the Panama Canal. While most exported goods travel southward, imports arrive from throughout the world. Providing time-saving benefits to shippers from the Far East, trade with the Pacific Rim has grown significantly in recent years. Now China is the Port of Miami’s #1 partner.