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.  In November 2014, industry leaders ranked PortMiami #1 in the East Coast of the United States for port productivity and performance.  More than $1 billion in capital improvements are transforming PortMiami, these infrastructure projects are expected to enable the port 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 July 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, 2014. 

 

Imports
Top Import Countries
Country Tons (% of Total Imports) TEUs
China 1,083,917(27.8%) 123,172
Guatemala 261,780 (6.7%) 29,748
Dominican Republic 229,954 (5.9%) 26,131
Netherlands 191,105 (4.9%) 21,716
Honduras 180,508 (4.6%) 20,512
Brazil 133,974 (3.4%) 15,224
Germany 125,198 (3.2%) 14,227
Mexico 102,553 (2.6%) 11,654
Korea 88,434 (2.3%) 10,049
Vietnam 82,343 (2.1%) 9,357

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Top Import Commodities
Commodity TONS TEUs
Beverages 272,969 31,019
Railway Stock 213,924 24,310
Ceramic Products 206,439 23,459
Furniture 172,709 19,626
Fruits 170,036 19,322
Apparel 169,951 19,313
Machinery 151,056 17,165
Preserved Vegetables, Fruits 124,152 14,108
Paper 112,649 12,801
Plastics 111,115 12,627

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Exports
Top Export Countries
Country Tons (% of Total Imports) TEUs
China 639,407 (16.9%) 72,660
Dominican Republic 297,274 (7.9%) 33,781
Honduras 280,450 (7.4%) 31,869
Panama 223,303 (5.9%) 25,375
Colombia 191,625 (5.1%) 21,776
Jamaica 172,757 (4.6%) 19,631
India 160,736 (4.3%) 18,265
Guatemala 139,009 (3.7%) 15,796
El Salvador 133,590 (3.5%) 15,181
Taiwan 97,109 (2.6%) 11,035

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Top Export Commodities
Commodity TONS TEUs
Wood Pulp 415,253 47,188
Base Metals 325,423 36,980
Cotton 157,544 17,903
Vehicles 122,176 13,884
Misc Edible Prep 111,036 12,618
Machinery 110,544 12,562
Plastics 91,135 10,356
Furniture 71,341 8,107
Articles of Iron 69,400 7,886
Electric Machinery 53,339 6,061

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Historical Snapshot
Cargo Volumes
Item 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
TEUs 847,249 906,607 909,917 901,454 876,708
Cargo Ships Docked 1,663 1,936 1,649 1,348 1,231
Inbound Tonnage 3,524,262 3,845,666 3,886,315 3,961,208 3,871,906
Outbound Tonnage 3,864,903 4,376,090 4,222,135 4,019,319 3,827,980
Total Tonnage 7,389,165 8,222,374 8,108,450 7,980,527 7,699,886

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