Jacksonville Port Authority
Florida Gov. Rick Scott (R) will recommend to the state legislature $35 million for strategic port projects.
Under the proposal, Port Everglades would receive $14.7 million, Port of Tampa would get $10.4 million and Port Canaveral would get $9.7 million for development of a container yard.
“With this nearly $35 million commitment for critical port projects, we’ll enhance our ports’ ability to move more goods, which will position Florida to play an even greater role in global trade. Our strategy to make Florida the gateway for global trade is working,” Scott said.
Last month, Scott approved a proposed bond issuance of $150 million to fund 16 port projects. In the current fiscal year, Florida is funding more than $275 million directly on seaport projects, according to the governor’s office.