MIA, Jaxport, Port Everglades make ôtop gatewaysö list
Miami International Airport, the Port of Jacksonville and Port Everglades were the three Florida points that made it into the U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics 'Top 50 Gateways' in terms of the value of freight shipments moved.
The list, which includes air, sea, rail, and truck entries, is compiled through information from several federal departments and agencies.
MIA had the highest ranking in Florida and was 25th nationally with total freight valued at $27.4 billion. That included $17.8 million in exports and $9.7 billion in imports.
Jacksonville was 35th with $16.2 billion. Imports totaled $10.1 billion and exports $6.1 billion. In addition to containerized cargoes, Jacksonville had high freight value from its new car imports.
Port Everglades, which has both valuable container cargoes and bulk products, had a total of $15.3 billion to rank 40th. There were $9.3 billion in imports and $6.0 billion in exports.