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
China 837,845
Honduras 194,285
Guatemala 166,405
Brazil 147,241
Netherlands 122,050
Dominican Republic 110,631
Germany 97,737
Korea 77,339
Vietnam 66,837
Costa Rica 63,858

↑ Back to top

Top Import Commodities
Commodity Tonnage
Beverages 251,286
Apparel 211,544
Fruit & Nuts 191,725
Ceramic Products 173,032
Furniture 161,784
Machinery 131,488
Paper 131,133
Vegetables 125,946
Seafood 111,788
Electronics 110,787

↑ Back to top

 

Exports
Top Export Countries
Country Tonnage
China 435,986
Honduras 211,544
Dominican Republic 191,725
Panama 173,032
Indonesia 161,784
Taiwan 131,488
Jamaica 131,133
Colombia 125,946
Guatemala 111,788
El Salvador 100,112

↑ Back to top

Top Export Commodities
Commodity Tonnage
Paper 346,046
Base Metals 342,749
Edible Preparations 209,763
Cotton 159,706
Nuclear Reactors 155,256
Plastics 140,591
Vehicles 109,483
Iron or Steel 83,038
Electronic Machinery 76,940
Optic Instruments 60,823

↑ Back to top

 

 

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

↑ Back to top