On January 11, Miami-Dade Aviation Department (MDAD) officials met with more than 30 local air cargo industry stakeholders for its first strategy workshop, with the goal of establishing Miami-Dade County as one of the world´s e-commerce hubs, the company said.
Local representatives from cargo carriers and industry advocacy groups heard presentations from e-commerce experts and participated in break-out sessions, to gain a better understanding of e-commerce trends, regulations, challenges and potential collaborative opportunities.
At the close of the workshop, MDAD Chief of Staff Joseph Napoli invited attendees to move the initiative forward through the creation of an e-commerce task force, which will hold its first meeting before the end of February.
Miami International Airport offers more flights to Latin America and the Caribbean than any other US airport, is America´s third-busiest airport for international passengers, boasts a lineup of more than 100 air carriers and is the top US airport for international freight.
MIA, along with its general aviation airports, is also the economic engine for Miami-Dade County and the state of Florida, generating business revenue of USD 33.7 billion annually and welcoming 70 percent of all international visitors to Florida. MIA´s vision is to grow from a recognized hemispheric hub to a global airport of choice that offers customers a world-class experience and an expanded route network with direct passenger and cargo access to all world regions. Learn more at www.MIAefficiency.com.