Cargo at a Glance

Cranes hoisting shipping containers
In 2013, 1,348 cargo vessels docked at PortMiami and the Port processed a total of 901,454 TEUs (Twenty-foot Equivalent Units).

Cargo Facts
Known as the Cargo Gateway of the Americas, more than a dozen of the world’s top shipping lines call on PortMiami. Since 2009, the Port's cargo traffic has increased a little more than 13% and this growth is expected to continue as infrastructure improvements like the Deep Dredge and the Intermodal / Freight Rail Restoration come online. PortMiami hopes to double its cargo throughput before the end of the decade.

 

Total Trade by Region*

Latin America and the Caribbean make up PortMiami’s largest trade region. PortMiami is constantly working on maintaining and strengthening trade with these and other regions worldwide. With the Deep Dredge Project set to be completed in early 2015, trade with Asia will increase as PortMiami benefits from a shift in trade from West Coast to East Coast ports.

Pie chart depicting trade by region

 * Data reflects volume for the fiscal year that ended September 30, 2013. 

 

Imports
Top Import Countries
Country Tonnage % of Total
China 837,845 29.5%
Honduras 194,285 6.8%
Guatemala 166,405 5.8%
Brazil 147,241 5.1%
Netherlands 122,050 4.3%
Dominican Republic 110,631 3.8%
Germany 97,737 3.4%
Korea 77,339 2.7%
Vietnam 66,837 2.3%
Costa Rica 63,858 2.2%

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Top Import Commodities
Commodity Tonnage % of Total
Beverages 251,286 8.8%
Apparel 211,544 7.4%
Fruits & Nuts 191,725 6.7%
Ceramic Products 173,032 6.0%
Furniture 161,784 5.6%
Machinery 131,488 4.6%
Paper 131,133 4.6%
Vegetables 125,946 4.4%
Seafood 111,788 3.9%
Electronics 100,112 3.5%

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Exports
Top Export Countries
Country Tonnage % of Total
China 435,986 16.2%
Honduras 211,544 7.8%
Dominican Republic 191,725 7.1%
Panama 173,032 6.4%
Indonesia 161,784 6.0%
Taiwan 131,488 4.9%
Jamaica 131,133 4.8%
Columbia 125,946 4.6%
Guatemala 111,788 4.1%
El Salvador 100,112 3.7%

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Top Export Commodities
Commodity Tonnage % of Total
Paper 346,046 12.9%
Base Metals 342,749 12.8%
Edible Preparations 208,222 7.7%
Cotton 155,158 5.8%
Nuclear Reactors 142,250 5.3%
Plastics 109,190 4.1%
Vehicles 103,585 3.9%
Iron or Steel 82,190 3.1%
Electronic Machinery 76,080 2.9%
Optic Instruments 60,714 2.3%

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Historical Snapshot
Cargo Volumes
Item 2010 2011 2012 2013
TEUs 847,249 906,607 909,917 901,454
Cargo Ships Docked 1,663 1,936 1,649 1,348
Inbound Tonnage 3,524,262 3,845,666 3,886,315 3,961,208
Outbound Tonnage 3,864,903 4,376,090 4,222,135 4,019,319
Total Tonnage 7,389,165 8,222,374 8,108,450 7,980,527

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