Flower shipments bloom for Miami port

Miami has been home to US flower imports since the 1990s, but what was once transported on a plane is being moved via ocean containers much more frequently than ever before. Photo Credit: Shutterstock

Miami has been home to US flower imports since the 1990s, but what was once transported on a plane is being moved via ocean containers much more frequently than ever before. Photo Credit: Shutterstock

Once flown exclusively by air, containerized ocean shipping has emerged in the last several years as a cost effective way to impress your loved one on Thursday, giving PortMiami a growing niche in funneling flowers to the US Southeast for Valentine’s Day and year-around.