The coronavirus pandemic has shaken and rearranged trade and supply chains in Miami-Dade County, home to PortMiami and Miami International Airport, global hubs for international trade. It has also pushed the country into an economic downturn, causing a collapse in demand for many products. But this enormous trade system — which includes importers, exporters, logistics firms, freight forwarders, warehouses, customs brokers, transporters and others — continues to function even as it deals with shortages of merchandise, demand spikes, business closings, import delays, sick employees, and the need to reduce personnel.
Perhaps it is its location that makes this airport a little different than others. Located in South Florida, over 80 airlines serve the airport with 14 of those being U.S. all-cargo carriers and 21 being foreign-all-cargo carriers. Continue reading
As incomes have grown in Latin America and the Caribbean over the past decade or so, so too have appetites for many creature comforts we all too often take for granted in the United States. Things like cellphones, education, computers, restaurants and nicer clothing.
Another one is access to better health care… and that’s good news for the pharmaceutical and medical device companies with Latin America headquarters in South Florida.