2016 Florida Export Guide
iami International Airport
(MIA) is the gateway to
the Americas, handling
83 percent of all air im-
ports into the U.S., and 79 percent of
all exports from the Latin American/
MIA serves as the hub for distribution
of perishable products, high-tech com-
modities, telecommunications equipment,
textiles, pharmaceuticals and industrial
machinery. During 2014, airport rankings
show MIA as the leading airport in the
United States for international freight.
Among world airports, MIA ranked 10th
in international freight.
MIA is the leader in the Americas
in international freight and the world’s
largest gateway to Latin America and
the Caribbean. MIA controls the north-
south cargo flows in the Western Hemi-
sphere, and serves as the hub for distribu-
tion of perishable products, commodities,
telecommunications equipment, textiles,
pharmaceuticals and industrial machinery.
More than 100 airlines serve MIA, linking the Americas
with the high growth markets in Asia, Europe, the Middle
East/Gulf Region and beyond. It is the only U.S. airport
serving 100 air carriers — putting it ahead of other major
U.S. hubs, such as Chicago O’Hare International Airport,
New York’s JFK International Airport and Los Angeles
Exceptional infrastructure and facilitation, new runway
capacity with no slot restrictions or delays, and room for
growth, form just part of MIA’s outstanding attributes.
In 2015, MIA handled 2.2 million tons of total airfreight,
of which 88 percent was international freight. MIA’s total air
trade for 2015 was valued at $52.8 billion, or 93 percent of
the dollar value of Florida’s total air imports and exports, or
37 percent of the state’s total air and sea trade with the world.
The airport’s next-generation cargo facilities include 18
warehouses totaling more than 3.4 million-square-feet of
warehouse, office and support space. Cargo aircraft parking
has grown to 4.4 million square feet, with 41 common-use
and 31 leased cargo positions. Most of MIA’s facilities offer
airside-to-landside access, facilitating the multimodal move-
ment of cargo to and from the airport.
An expansive and impressive mix of people and services sur-
rounds MIA, including nearly 1,400 licensed customs brokers
and freight forwarders and numerous local and multinational
companies specializing in international trade and logistics,
trade law and advocacy, finance, importing and exporting.
Moreover, to expedite and encourage foreign commerce,
MIA, surrounding warehouse districts and municipalities,
along with PortMiami, are all under a new, comprehensive
free trade zone designation: Foreign Trade Zone No. 281.
MIA also is a leading economic engine for Miami-Dade
County and the state of Florida, generating business revenue
of $33.7 billion annually, and welcoming nearly 70 percent of
all international visitors to Florida.
Miami International Airport:
Cargo Gateway to the Americas and Beyond
“MIA is the leader in the Americas in
international freight and the world’s
largest gateway to Latin America &
Photo: Miami-Dade Aviation Department
More information about “America’s New Global Gateway” is available online:MiamiAirport.com