Trade and Logistics

A strategic location for serving the Americas, unsurpassed air, sea and data connections, and a skilled multicultural workforce are among the key reasons trade and logistics companies choose Miami-Dade for their regional or global facilities.  Ryder Systems, Inc., which was founded in Miami more than 75 years ago, is currently a Fortune 500 company with advanced logistics services that cover the globe.

Companies from virtually every region of the world are represented in Miami-Dade’s international trade and logistics community. Japan’s Crystal Mover Services, Inc., a specialized operations and maintenance organization, recently established its U.S. headquarters in Miami-Dade, as did Uni Logistics America, LLC, one of the top 10 private international freight forwarding companies in China.


Top Employers in Trade and Logistics

  • Federal Express
  • Hellman Worldwide Logistics
  • Ryder Integrated Logistics
  • Seaboard Marine
  • Southeastern Freight Lines
  • Sysco South Florida

Select Regional and Latin American Headquarters

  • Air Canada Cargo
  • British Airways World Cargo
  • CMA – CGM (Caribbean)
  • DHL Global Forwarding
  • FedEx, Latin America and Caribbean Divisions
  • Kuehne & Nagel
  • Lufthansa Cargo
  • Maersk
  • NNR Global Logistics
  • SGS North America
  • UPS Americas and the Caribbean

Juan N. Cento, President, Latin American & Caribbean Division, FedEx Express, on Miami-Dade's strategic location.

Featured Trade and Logistics Content

As the Panama Canal expands, PortMiami is currently preparing to accommodate its growth by undergoing more than $2 billion dollars in renovations. A tunnel that will provide direct access to the port facilities from major interstate roads has been completed and a project to deepen the port's dredge will make PortMiami the only port south of Virginia to accommodate mega cargo vessels. Click here for more information on the capital improvement projects taking place at PortMiami.

What Industry Leaders Are Saying

Miami is a culturally diverse community and the undisputed meeting place for conducting business with the Americas.”

Miami s geographic position and cultural diversity make it the ideal hub for business and tourism in the Americas.  When you also consider the area’s international appeal, entrepreneurial spirit and growing arts and cultural environment, Miami is the city of the future.”