A Magnet for the Global Supply Chain Companies

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.

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Industry Overview

  • Number of Companies
  • Number of Employees
  • Average Annual Salary
  • 3,199
  • 70,918
  • $75,126

Industry Subsectors & Data

2017 Establishments
2018 Jobs
Avg. Earnings Per Job
Scheduled Air Transportation
Nonscheduled Air Transportation
Deep Sea and Coastal Transportation
General Freight Trucking
Specialized Freight Trucking
Support Activities for Air Transportation
Support Activities for Water Transportation
Support Activities for Road Transportation
Freight Transportation Arrangement
Other Support Activities for Transportation
Couriers and Express Delivery Services
Warehousing and Storage

Major Employers

  • Hellman Worldwide Logistics
  • Schenker
  • Ryder Integrated Logistics
  • FedEx Latin America, Maersk

Industry-Focused Talent Development Programs

Miami-Dade County Public Schools

-Miami Killian Senior High School http://miamikillianhs.com/apps/pages/index.jsp?uREC_ID=332005&type=d&termREC_ID=&pREC_ID=623311

Miami Dade College

-Transportation & Logistics http://www.mdc.edu/transportationlogistics/

-Supply Chain Management http://www.mdc.edu/supplychainmanagement/

St. Thomas University

-Trade & Logistics https://www.stu.edu/business/programs/trade-and-logistics

Florida International University

-Logistics & Supply Chain Management https://business.fiu.edu/undergraduate/bba-logistics-and-supply-chain/index.cfm

-Master of Science in Logistics Engineering https://em.fiu.edu/prospective-students/programs/msle

What Industry Leaders Are Saying

World Trade Center Miami

“International trade touches on virtually every aspect of Miami-Dade County’s economy, from retail and wholesale sales to tourism, manufacturing and professional services.”

-Charlotte Gallogly, President and CEO

Interport Group of Companies

“The ports, the logistics, the buyers and the sellers, the community are all here. If you look at all those components, you see the reasons we exist.”

-Gary M. Goldfarb, Chief Strategy Officer

FedEx Express

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

-Juan N. Cento, President, Latin America & Caribbean Division


“There is great potential for South Florida for warehousing, transportation capabilities and connectivity to countries where the demand for pharmaceutical products has been steadily increasing.”

-Leandro Moreira,  Global Services Director of Life Sciences

Trade & Logistics Committee

The Trade and Logistics Industry Committee works to further develop the industry in Miami- Dade County by collaborating with public and private sector industry leaders, educational institutions and institutional partners including PortMiami, Miami International Airport, World Trade Center Miami, The International Trade Consortium (ITC), and The Florida Customs Brokers & Forwarders Association (FCBF). The Committee created three subcommittees to support their goals: E-Commerce; Talent; Marketing.

It also supports recruitment, expansion, and retention programs, as well as the related industry Opportunity Miami Trade and Logistics industry recommendations. The committee will also serve as a source for industry knowledge and communication of industry intelligence.

Committee Goals:

  1. Continue to grow Trade & Logistics industry in areas of high economic need and identify critical needs that will lay the foundation for economic development.
  2. Support and promote local Trade and Logistics industry education and training programs including showcasing local South Florida businesses.
  3. Create and leverage local talent and partnerships with local academic institutions.
  4. Market South Florida as the go to location for trade and logistics.
  5. Showcase innovative start ups and the growing e-commerce sector.

Trade and Logistics Committee Leader:

Jennifer Diaz, Esq. BCS, President, Diaz Trade Law – 2022-2023 Chair

Meet Stanley Rigaud

Trade & Logistics Subject Matter Expert


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