July 26, 2014
Port Everglades

Port Everglades

Cruise Ship

The cruise industry is growing, with the exception of casino and day-cruises, which fell 21% in 2012.

PortMiami tunnel

A tunnel will connect PortMiami facilities with the interstate.

Special Report on Transportation

Snapshot: Ships and Ports in Florida

Mike Vogel | 8/28/2013

Cruise Ships

Despite some well-publicized cruise mishaps, the industry continues to grow in Florida — with one exception. The casino cruise and day-cruise segment fell 21% last year, holding down overall growth. Overall, the number of cruise passengers increased 3.5% thanks to the number of multiday cruise passengers rising 4.5% to a record 13.6 million. Port Canaveral posted the largest gain at 27.3%, followed by Palm Beach, 12.5%, Tampa, 11.3%, and Jacksonville, 3.6%. Cruise passenger counts fell at Port Everglades, 4.5%, Key West, 10.0%, and Miami, 6.1%.

Ports

The Legislature and Gov. Rick Scott provided $278 million for Florida’s ports in this year’s budget, a “historic” figure, according to the Florida Ports Council. Last year, the state spent $180 million on channel deepening and on-port projects. Among the notable projects under way:

  • Channel widening and cargo berth construction at Port Canaveral
  • An intermodal container transfer facility at JaxPort
  • At PortMiami, channel deepening, a tunnel connecting port facilities and the interstate and a collaborative project with Florida East Coast Industries that restores at-port rail with Florida East Coast Railway’s freight system.
  • At the Port of Tampa, a new road connector to I-4, rebuilt berths and pier at the port’s petroleum facilities and development of a 128-acre, off-port site for bulk trade.

Tags: Transportation

Digital Access

DIRECT DIGITAL ACCESS
Add digital to your current subscription, purchase a single ditgital issue, or start a new subscription to Florida Trend.

TABLE OF CONTENTS
An overview of the features and articles in this month's issue of Florida Trend.

ACCESS THIS ISSUE »

Florida Business News

Florida Trend Video Pick

What’s wrong with your pa$$w0rd?
What’s wrong with your pa$$w0rd?

Lorrie Faith Cranor studied thousands of real passwords to figure out the surprising, very common mistakes that users — and secured sites — make to compromise security.

Earlier Videos | Viewpoints@FloridaTrend

Ballot Box

Which quality tops the list and makes a company a great place to work?

  • Compensation (incl. commissions or stock options)
  • Benefits
  • Working conditions, morale
  • Flexibility (i.e. balancing work/life)
  • Extra perks (i.e. on-site child care, food/coffee provided)
  • Opportunity for advancement
  • Other (comments welcome)

See Results

Ballot Box
Subscribe