05: Exclusive Port AccessFEC’s bi-directional intermodal capabilities, including on-dock access at PortMiami, is a proven reliable service for moving marine containers. Ocean Carriers, NVOCCs, freight forwarders and exporters/importers benefit from FEC’s direct on-dock connection at the ports of Charleston and Savannah, giving them a competitive rail alternative over–the–road to/from South Florida’s dense and expanding commercial and consumer market.
Port of MiamiThe Port of Miami plays a vital role not only as a leading economic force in South Florida, but also as the critical link to the Caribbean, Latin America and beyond. Long the epicenter of the cruise industry, the Port of Miami again set a world record last year with 4.33 million travelers passing through its facilities. Equally important is the Port of Miami’s status as Florida’s number one container cargo port. Known worldwide as the Cargo Gateway to Latin America, more than half of the Port’s cargo traffic is composed of business with South and Central America and the Caribbean.
The Port of Miami is proud of its many accomplishments over the past several years, but nothing out-ranks being named the number one port in Florida for safety and security. Thanks to new technological advancements, the Port has introduced new safety measures without slowing down, or adversely impacting operations. The commitment to providing excellent customer service—from the cruise passenger to the truck driver—is unwavering. Click here for more information about the Port of Miami.
Port Everglades (Fort Lauderdale)Located in the heart of Greater Fort Lauderdale and the City of Hollywood, Florida, Port Everglades is one of the busiest cruise ports in the world. It is a leading container port in Florida and among the most active cargo ports in the United States. And, Port Everglades is South Florida’s main seaport for receiving petroleum products including, gasoline and jet fuel. A foreign-trade zone and available office space inside the Port's secure area make Port Everglades a highly desirable business center for world trade.
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Port of Palm BeachLocated 80 miles north of Miami and 135 miles south of Port Canaveral, the Port of Palm Beach is the 4th busiest container port of Florida’s 14 deepwater ports and is the 18th busiest container port in the United States. In addition to intermodal capacity, the port handles bulk sugar (domestic usages), molasses, cement, utility fuels, water, produce and breakbulk items. There is also substantial tonnage involved in the movement of heavy lift and project cargos. All of this happens in a port that has only 156 acres of land.
FEC services the docks and piers through the Port's industrial rail switching operations. We are the only port facility in South Florida operating a rail system with pier-side box, hopper and intermodal cars operating 24 hours a day. Located on Port property are six miles of trackage for intermodal transfers and handling.
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