Ports and the Southeast: Delivering the Goods

The Southeast, with its long and accessible coastline, is home to some of the nation's busiest ports. Economy Matters takes you on a tour of nine of the region's biggest.

March 23, 2017

Seaborne commerce has been a linchpin of the southeastern economy for centuries. Today, the region's ports remain indispensable to the U.S. economy, serving as major conduits for all manner of imports and exports. Everything from ammonia to autos passes into and out of these ports, generating thousands of jobs and billions of dollars in economic impact. In this feature, you can observe their impressive diversity of purpose and their significance to economies the world over.

Click on a port city on the map below to view information about that port.


view of Jacksonville port

Photo courtesy of the Port of Jacksonville

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view of Mobile port

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view of Miami port

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view of Tampa port

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view of Savannah port

Photo courtesy of the Port of Savannah

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view of Brunswick port

Photo courtesy of the Port of Brunswick

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New Orleans

view of New Orleans port

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view of Pascagoula port

Photo courtesy of the Port of Pascagoula

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view of Everglades port

Photo courtesy of the Port of Everglades

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Research by Sarah Arteaga, Regional Economic Information director at the Atlanta Fed's Jacksonville Branch. Graphic design by Peter Hamilton and data visualization by Mike Zavarello, both in the Atlanta Fed's public affairs department.