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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/

Caribbean region.

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

International Airport.

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 &

the Caribbean…”

Photo: Miami-Dade Aviation Department

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