The Seaport Office works with Florida's deepwater seaports to assist in planning and funding strategic seaport projects, as well as assisting with seaport-related issues. The Office is responsible for statewide seaport system planning,
coordinating with statewide freight planning, project management, and coordinating seaport infrastructure projects with Florida's 15 publicly-owned deepwater seaports.
The department will provide a safe transportation system that ensures the mobility of people and goods, enhances economic prosperity, and preserves the quality of our environment and communities.
October 19, 2021
Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced that Florida Seaports have open capacity and can meet holiday demand, while other seaports across the country are struggling to keep up. Since 2019, Florida has invested nearly $1 billion into its seaports to ensure there is capacity to serve as much cargo as possible. The state has also invested in infrastructure to make sure roadways are capable of handling the demand of today’s freight movements.Press Release
July 29, 2021
Following the announcement that $250 million is being invested in Florida’s Seaports, port directors are eager to put investments to work to shore up their port infrastructure. This funding fills in for revenue losses and also supports job creation by investing in port infrastructure, which will generate lasting impacts within the State of Florida.Press Release
July 29, 2021
Governor Ron DeSantis announced $250 million in funding for Florida’s ports to assist in recovery from decreased revenue in 2020, and to invest in infrastructure at Florida’s ports. Florida’s ports generate an economic impact of $117.6 billion and support 900,000 jobs.Press Release