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Ron DeSantis, DOT Announce $250 Million in Federal Funds for Port Stimulus Relief Allocation

Earlier this week, the Florida Seaports Transportation and Economic Development Council (FSTED) released a report which shows that Florida’s seaports experienced declines consistent with the overall trend for 2020. Waterborne trade value, for example, decreased 16.1 percent compared to 2019, which is a drop off of $14.1 billion.
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Before the Coronavirus Pandemic, Florida Ports Excelled With Record-Breaking Cruise Numbers

Florida's ports moved almost 112 million tons of cargo valued at $86.6 billion in waterborne trade last year with China, Japan, the Dominican Republic, Brazil and Mexico being the Sunshine State’s top international trade partners. 
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Florida Ports Looking to Build on $11 Billion Trade Ties With Mexico

The agreement will help “maintain relations that promote international commerce and economic development.” Right now, Mexico is Florida’s second-largest trade partner, doing almost $11 billion in business last year, up 8.3 percent from 2017. 
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