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Florida East Coast Railway (FECR) and South Florida ports are working together to create a Global Gateway.



More than $1 billion of major infrastructure projects have transformed PortMiami into a global gateway, completing their -50/-52ft. deep dredge in 2015, now the only port south of Virginia able to provide service to vessels capable of handling up to 14,000 TEU's. In 2014, PortMiami was ranked the #1 port on the U.S. East Coast for productivity and performance, with an impressive average of 75 container moves per hour between ship arrival and departure. 

On-dock rail at PortMiami
– FECR exclusive direct on–dock rail service provider
– Daily trains to and from PortMiami
– Efficient handling of International containers for inland imports and exports
– 9,000ft (3 x 3,000ft) processing tracks in service

port everglades
July 2014 saw the strategic alliance between FECR and Port Everglades prove a success, with the opening of the FECR Intermodal Container Transfer Facility (ICTF) adjacent to 
Port Everglades (Fort Lauderdale). Within the first year of operations the facility has seen a 26% increase in volume.

ICTF features:
– 43-acres
– Adjacent to Port Everglades 
– 2 gate complexes (Domestic and International)
– 11 Automatic Gate system kiosks (AGS) and Equipment Imaging Portals (EIP)
– Rapid truck turn around
– 3 state-of-the-art RTG cranes with auto steering
– 9,000ft total (3x3000ft) processing track
– 12,000ft total (4x3000ft) storage track 

Port Everglades is also poised for a Super Post-Panamax world, with further infrastructure improvements such as additional berthing space and five Super Post-Panamax gantry cranes as well as the deepening and widening of the Port Everglades channel that is in development in cooperation with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.


The Port of Palm Beach provides seamless cargo movement of bulk, break-bulk, containerized, heavy-lift and cold cargoes. Additionally, the Port’s multi-modal transport including rail, truck, barge and vessel services are offered 24 hours a day, seven days per week. The Port of Palm Beach has five miles of port-owned rail tracks and is linked directly to FECR.

Port of Palm Beach Benefits offered:

  • No aerial obstructions 
  • -33 MLW draft
  • 6,500 linear feet of berthing and 685 feet of Ro-Ro berthing
  • 1,400 foot by 1,100 foot turning basin 
  • 3 slips, 17 berths, and 4 Ro-Ro ramps
  • On-port warehouse and office space 
  • 100,000 square foot cold storage facility
  • Foreign Trade Zone #135

St. Lucie County is exploring strategic options for the Port of Fort Pierce. The county owns 20 acres at the port, adjacent to 67 acres owned privately, as well as 12 acres that house the privately owned Indian River Terminal.  The St. Lucie County Port and Airport Authority, the governing agency for the Port of Fort Pierce is committed to broadening and strengthening the economic base of the regional community by providing adequate infrastructure and development processes for mixed-use port development.


Port Canaveral is a fast-growing seaport with cruise traffic expected to double and cargo projected to increase 20-fold during the next five years. The port began a dredging project began in May 2014 to widen Canaveral’s 3.5-mile channel by 100 feet, expanding the current width to 500 feet overall and initiating the harbor entrance deepening project that will continue into 2015. The port plans to deepen the harbor eventually to 55 feet.  Port Canaveral is extending its cargo capabilities through the development of intermodal facilities in the north and central areas of Brevard County while pursuing on-dock rail connections to a new state-of-the-art container terminal in the north cargo area.

The Jacksonville Port Authority (JAXPORT) is an independent agency responsible for the development of public seaport facilities in Jacksonville. It owns three cargo facilities and a cruise terminal.  JAXPORT is committed to harbor improvement and deepening projects while as well as expanding terminals for intermodal, container, bulk and break-bulk business.  The agency is collaborating with the Florida Department of Transportation to improve the connector system linking Jacksonville to the interstate road network and rail system. 

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