Logistics & Distribution

Florida is widely regarded as one of the best states for businesses in logistics and distribution. Its strategic location, modern infrastructure, favorable tax policies and business-friendly environment make it an attractive destination for companies involved in the movement of goods, supply chain management and logistics operations. With 15 deepwater seaports, 20 commercial service airports, 123,000+ miles of roadway and 2,700+ miles of freight rail tracks, Florida can get your products across the country and overseas quickly.  

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From Florida to the world 

1st in air cargo with Latin American countries

3rd largest cluster of transportation and warehousing establishments in the U.S.

71,000+ logistics & distribution companies in Florida

2nd largest FTZ network in the U.S.

$135+ billion in goods flow through Florida annually

500,000+ industry workforce

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A system of support

In addition to moving more than $135 billion in goods that flow through our ports annually, Florida's expansive infrastructure is built to support the 21+ million residents and 100+ million tourists who use our ports and roadways annually. Companies can take advantage of Florida's well-developed supply chain management providers who specialize in logistics management, warehouse management, inventory management and order fulfillment. These providers ensure that raw materials and finished products are transported and stored in the most efficient manner possible, and that distribution channels are optimized to minimize transportation costs. Florida is also home to wholesalers and distributors, which help companies source raw materials and distribute finished products to their final customers.

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Florida provides unmatched access  

One of the key reasons Florida is an ideal location for logistics and distribution companies is its proximity to major ports and transportation hubs. The state has numerous seaports and airports, including the PortMiami, Port Everglades and Miami International Airport, which facilitate the efficient movement of goods both domestically and internationally. Major shipping lines and airlines, 3PFs and VALs have a presence here to take advantage of the state’s unique global access.


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Go anywhere from Florida

Whether you want to reach customers in the U.S., Latin America, Europe, Asia or beyond, our team can help you find the right location to deliver your products and services on time.

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Affordable rates & incentives

FPL's large industrial electric rates are as much as 30% below the national average with negotiable incentives designed to attract new investments to the Sunshine State. Florida also offers cost-effective solutions for businesses, particularly in the inbound transportation of goods and delivery service outsourcing.

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Reach the world from Florida

The state's third-party logistics providers offer a wide range of distribution logistics services, including transportation management, material handling, inventory control and distribution management. These services help companies optimize their logistics process, reducing costs and improving the flow of goods.

Additional Resources

Florida Department of Transportation

The Florida Department of Transportation’s continuing mission is to provide a safe transportation system that ensures the mobility of people and goods, enhances economic prosperity, and preserves the quality of the state’s environment and communities.

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The WonderFL campaign is a first-of-its-kind campaign to promote the state of Florida as an ideal location to live, work and play. It features statewide and regional websites promoting the unique work/life balance, employment opportunities and quality of life found in Florida. What will your life be in FL?

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The Florida Ports Council 

The Florida Ports Council is a Florida nonprofit corporation that serves as the professional association for Florida’s 15 public seaports and their management.

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CareerSource Florida

Florida's statewide workforce policy and investment board, helping connect businesses with the talented workforce and training needed to succeed and grow.

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News Room

Sep 18, 2023
4 min

The Panama City Port Authority’s Intermodal Distribution Center is home to a new $55 million, 251,000-square-foot FedEx Ground regional distribution facility. Recently opened, it is four times the size of a structure the company built at the center in 2013.

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Jun 02, 2023
10 min

Florida ranked among the best states in a recent road quality study. MoneyGeek analyzed data from the U.S. DOT Department of Transportation and the U.S. Census Bureau to learn more about America’s urban road infrastructure, find the states with the best and worst road quality and determine if more state spending translated to better roads.

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Jan 04, 2022
5 min

FedEx plans to build a new distribution center in Panama City to service the region from Pensacola to Tallahassee, economic developers announced on Tuesday. According to the Bay County Economic Development Alliance, the new 251,000-square-foot FedEx Ground facility will support 208 jobs and will be built in the Port Panama City-owned Intermodal Distribution Center on Highway 231. Construction has begun and the facility is set to open in the fall.

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Dec 20, 2021
6 min

Business diversity and a strong commitment to customer service distinguishes Port Everglades from most U.S. seaports. With its proximity to the popular Caribbean, Port Everglades is the third busiest cruise homeport in the world. It is a leading container port in Florida and among the most active cargo ports in the United States. Port Everglades is also South Florida’s main seaport for receiving energy products, including gasoline and jet fuel. Port customers benefit from state-of-the-art foreign-trade zone warehousing and a 43-acre international and domestic intermodal container transfer facility that makes it possible for cargo shipped to Port Everglades to reach Atlanta and Charlotte within two days, and 70 percent of the U.S. population in four days.

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Dec 03, 2021
5 min

A new Amazon fulfillment center is coming to Daytona Beach and city leaders said it’ll bring 1,000 jobs with it. The 2.8 million square foot, five-story complex will be built on a 211-acre field right across the street from the airport on Beville Road.

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Dec 02, 2021
5 min

The Florida-based company that makes those famous tumblers is expanding. Tervis announced Thursday they will open a new fulfillment center in North Port. It’s sent to open late summer of next year. Their headquarters will remain in North Venice.

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Oct 19, 2021
4 min

The Jacksonville Port Authority (JAXPORT) has maintained berth and terminal fluidity—and set a new container volume record—amid global supply chain disruption. This success is due in large part to the efficiencies of JAXPORT’s facilities, labor, and service providers, combined with the port’s strategic location within fast reach of 98 million U.S. consumers.

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Aug 06, 2021
5 min

Royal Caribbean's Terminal A joins Carnival Cruise Line's new Terminal F to become shore-powerready at PortMiami by fall 2023. 'Our efforts to make PortMiami shore power ready are moving full steam ahead thanks to the incredible work of the PortMiami team, [Florida Power and Light] and the commitment of Carnival Cruise Line and Royal Caribbean Group,' Miami-Dade County Mayor Daniella Levine Cava said.

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Jun 09, 2021
5 min

The Kroger Co. is moving forward with its leading-edge automated warehouse concept known as a customer fulfillment center (CFC). Introduced in partnership with U.K.-based online grocer Ocado in Monroe, Ohio in April 2021, the second CFC location is now operational in Groveland, Florida (part of the greater Orlando metro area).

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How Can We Help You Get Moving Today?

Florida is an ideal location for businesses in the logistics and distribution industry. Its strategic location, modern infrastructure and business-friendly environment make it an attractive destination for logistics service providers of all sizes. Its well-developed supply chain management providers, distribution centers, and transportation network ensure that companies can move their goods efficiently and cost-effectively, while its wholesalers and distributors help companies source raw materials and distribute finished products to their end users. Allow our team of experts connect you with partners, put the pieces together and join the hundreds of other logistics companies in Florida.

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