PortMiami is your Perishables Express Lane to the U.S.

Perishables express lane to the U.S.

Miami is the trade nexus for the North-South and East-West trade routes, making it an ideal transfer point for transshipment.

Advantages include:

  • Frequent sailings to Latin America, the Caribbean, Asia and Europe
  • Last call before transiting to the Panama Canal
  • Intermodal flexibility such as on-dock rail gives shippers the added convenience of loading exports as well as transshipment


Fastest to Market

Access to the United States Map

*Transit times are comparable for imports. Transit times vary based on providers. Contact your carrier for specifics.

  • The Port Tunnel makes PortMiami the only U.S. port with direct, non-stop access to the U.S. interstate highway system
  • Rail and highway connections from the Port ensure that your perishable goods reach 70% of the U.S. population in 4 days or less
  • Same-day delivery of perishable goods to markets in Central Florida, with next-day service to markets in Atlanta and the Southeastern U.S.
  • The Port offers extended USDA hours of operation:
    06:00 – 18:00, Monday – Friday
    08:00 – 16:30, Saturdays
  • 228,000,000-square-feet of warehouse space with more than 13 new bulk warehouses under construction


Key Advantages
  • The U.S. port closest to Latin America and the Caribbean, resulting in shorter shipping times and extended shelf life for perishables
  • More USDA staff than any other port of entry in the U.S., results in real-time, prioritized service, processing and faster release of perishables
  • One-stop shop with more than 3,000 reefer plugs and USDA authorization for on/off port fumigation
  • Only port designated a U.S. Customs Center of Excellence and Expertise for Agriculture and Prepared Products

Perishable Goods Transit Times


*Transit times are comparable for imports. Transit times vary based on providers. Contact your carrier for specifics.