The Most Notable Ports in Florida February 4, 2016 | By: DGDtransportPort CanaveralAny list discussing notable ports in Florida must include Port Canaveral. This port is set to have an extremely high growth rate in the next 5 years. It’s expected that the cruise traffic will double and the cruise traffic alone is expected to double and the cargo will increase by 20 times.This port also hosts the following cruise lines: Carnival, Disney, Royal Caribbean, and Norwegian. It’s expanding its cargo accommodations with a dredging project and intermodal facilities in the works.Port EvergladesJust north of PortMiami is Port Everglades. The port does not rely on any tax dollars and had net earnings of $153 million in 2014. $26 billion worth of economic activity was carried out through this port.It is estimated that 203,700 jobs are impacted by the activities carried out through this port. It has 8 multi-day use cruise terminals that can serve more than 40 ships.Jacksonville Port AuthorityThis privately owned facility generates 132,000 jobs and $27 billion in annual economic impact. Its short term plan looks to deepen its channel and collaborate with the transportation department in an effort to link Jacksonville to the interstate road network and rail system.This year several state projects, including the Mile point river flow improvements by the Army core of engineers, will be improving this port a lot this year.Key West PortThe port of Key West is the US Navy’s southernmost pier and shares the space with a privately owned Pier B. This is one of the most famous ports in Florida brings a lot of commerce to the city with its cruise dockings. The otherwise quaint town of Key West is preserved due to the ocean being one of the most used forms of transport.The port looks to repurpose a plot of land nearby into a exceptional urban park for residents and visitors to enjoy the waterfront. This is only a cruise port of call.Port ManateeThis Tampa Bay port specializes in deep-water vessels and features 70 acres of lay-down area, one million SF of warehouses and office space. and 207,000 SF of refrigerated warehousing.Its mission statement includes how the port looks to help countywide economic growth with the implementation of incentive programs for businesses, a goal of many ports in Florida.Port of MiamiPortMiami is where DGD Transport conducts most of its vessel shipping and is one of the busiest ports in the United States. Known as the cruise capital of the world this port, probably the most famous out of the ports in Florida, saw 4 million cruise travelers last year. This year’s forecast shows that number to be even greater.The port is has been prepared since 2015 for the mega sized ships that are being built now that the Panama Canal has been expanded.Port of Palm BeachThis port is easily accessible by interstates and highways and is an important distribution center for commodities being shipped all over the world through the Caribbean Basin. DGD Transport can take care of getting your heavy or otherwise special shipment to its destination. This port accommodates cruises and cargo, with a rare connection to rail. This is one of the best bets for shippers looking for transmodal transportation.Port Panama CityThis port handles more than 1.7 million tons of cargo and is known for providing essential support service to 5 surrounding major manufacturing companies. Two of these manufacturers are actually located on the port.In the coming years it plans to add 100,00 SF of warehouse space to help intermodal operations in the distribution center.Port of PensacolaFun fact: this port was established in 1754 and acted as Florida’s gateway to the world for quite some time. It takes pride in diverse operations and is ahead of the curve on weighing methods. It hopes to generate operating revenues to fund all operational expenses other than depreciation.As a premier shipping company, we know the importance and the effects a successful port has on it’s city which is why we are experts at all the ports in Florida. DGD Transport utilizes every mode of transportation to successfully and safely transport our clients cargo. Give us a call to learn more!