Florida is known for its beautiful orange groves, sandy beaches, and the big-eared mouse. However, for 3PL companies, Florida means much more.
Florida is the state that logistics and distribution business booms thanks to its infrastructure.
The transportation, broader wholesale trade, and logistics industry employ more than 500,000 Floridians.
This is a testament on how crucial the logistics and distribution sector is to the economy of the state.
What Makes Florida Tick for 3PL Companies?
Florida has a very impressive infrastructure, which makes it ideal for 3PL companies to do a thriving business.
The state has
• More than 12,000 miles of highways,
• 19 commercial service airports,
• More than 2,700 miles of railroad
• A whooping 15 deep-sea water ports
With this kind of infrastructure, it is easy to see why it would be easy to conduct logistics and transportation services in the state.
Some of the Events That Have Happened In Florida;
In 2016, the city became one of the world leaders in international trade as it saw more than 142 billion dollars worth of goods flow through its seaports and airports. According to Tim Vanderhoof, Florida accounts for about a fifth of all the exporting transactions that US exporters undertake.
Over the last ten years, there have been major projects to make the state friendly to logistical and transport companies.
There has been a $6.4 –billion dollars improvement on the Miami International Airport, the ‘Deep Dredge Project” which has enabled huge vessels to deck on Florida’s ports.
Major Ports in Florida
Florida also boasts major seaports.
• Port of Miami
• Port Everglades
• Port of Palm beach
• Port of Tampa Bay
• Port of Jacksonville
Florida is one of the leading states when it comes to the transportation of goods.
As such, it has a very good infrastructure and a place where 3PL professionals can tap into the market.