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.
January 30, 2023
Governor DeSantis announced the Moving Florida Forward initiative to expedite transportation projects over the next four years. If passed by the legislature, this proposal would invest $4 billion of general revenue, redirect an average of $131 million annually to the State Transportation Work Program, and leverage additional funding over the next four years for a total of $7 billion to strengthen Florida’s transportation infrastructure to accommodate the growing number of people that rely on Florida’s roadways.Press Release
March 04, 2022
Governor Ron DeSantis announced Sea-Lead Shipping will be moving part of their operations from California to JAXPORT in order to bypass heavy congestion at the Port of Long Beach. This will be the first U.S. East Coast container service for the company and JAXPORT will serve as the last port of call on Sea-Lead’s Asia East Coast rotation. Since October, companies have contacted Florida seaports about shifting their business to Florida, many specifically citing Governor DeSantis’ announcement as their reason for reaching out.Press Release
March 8, 2023
Enterprise Florida led a delegation consisting of Florida Department of Transportation Secretary Jared W. Perdue, P.E., representatives from Florida seaports and airports, and various Florida companies and community partners. Trade between Florida and Brazil alone generated $22.6 billion last year with $17.3 billion in exports and a 6.5 percent increase in trade over the past year. There are 46 Florida-based companies operating in Brazil and 16 Brazilian companies operating in Florida.Learn More