August 21, 2013 8:45 AM, EDT

Fla. DOT Invests $2.5 Million in South Florida Logistics Center

The Florida Department of Transportation said it is awarding a $2.5 million grant to the South Florida Logistics Center near Miami.

The logistics center is being developed by South Florida Logistics Services which requested the grant for truck loading ramps and internal traffic circulation roads.

“This grant will inject resources directly into the construction of an advanced transportation road network that will move goods seamlessly through our ports, and across our state and to destinations throughout the country,” Chris Scott, CEO of South Florida Logistics Services, said in a statement.

The 400-acre complex has access to Port Miami and Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale as well as intermodal operations in Miami, according to the company.

FDOT also awarded $1.4 million for upgrades at the Keystone ILC Terminal at the Port of Jacksonville, $900,000 to the Port Panama City Intermodal Distribution Center and $175,000 for the Port Manatee Commerce Center.