PortMiami, among the nation’s busiest ports, contributes approximately $43 billion and more than 334,000 jobs annually to Florida’s economy. Its sustained performance propels Miami to be recognized as the Cruise Capital of the World and Global Cargo Gateway.
After completing more than $1 billion of capital improvements on the cargo side, including a deep water channel with a depth of -50/52 feet, the acquisition of new super Post-Panamax gantry cranes, upgrades to on-dock intermodal rail providing connectivity to 70% of U.S. population in less than four days, and a fast access tunnel link to the U.S. interstate highway system, the world’s largest container shipping alliances have made PortMiami their preferred port solidifying its position as a world-class global gateway. To date, the Port has welcomed more than 300 Post-Panamax vessels requiring a -39 ft. draft or deeper that could not have called without the completion of these projects.
For the fifth consecutive year, PortMiami has surpassed the 1 million TEU mark and this past year exceeded 1.1 million TEUs. Last year the Cruise Capital of the World set another world record in cruise passenger traffic with nearly 6.8 million vacationers sailing through PortMiami. And recently, the Port launched a new modern cruise era making renovations and improvements including options for new cruise berths, terminals, and parking facilities in preparation for the next of cruise ships. The PortMiami team is continuously looking at ways to enhance its and is committed to continue offering optimum infrastructure combined with impeccable customer service.
Goals & Objectives
- Maintain, improve, and enhance cruise facilities necessary to accommodate the projected number of cruise passengers and ships to grow business
- Maintain, improve, and enhance cargo facilities necessary to accommodate the projected cargo volume demands to grow our business
- Continue operating with top security measures, and ensure compatibility of facilities and operations with surrounding communities and the natural environment
Current or Planned Investments
- New Cruise Terminals B (for Norwegian, opening in 2020 with a capacity of 5,500 passengers), H, AA/AAA (MSC line plans to increase its annual passenger throughput and to design, build, and operate two new cruise facilities at PortMiami to be completed by 2020), F expansion (Signature Cruise Terminal F has been renovated and expanded to accommodate the cruise industry’s new generation of cruise vessels including MSC cruises’ mega ships)
- New and rehabilitated bulkheads/berths
- Cargo Container Yard Infrastructure Improvements, including infrastructure for eRTGs, Post-Panamax gantry cranes, and state-of-the-art cargo gate facilities
- Consistent cargo growth reflecting over 1 million TEUs for five years in a row
- Cruise growth increase to a record 6.79 million passengers in FY2019 along with new contracts for continued growth.
- Continuous safe and secure operations in a sustainable environment.
For east-west trade the hinterland extends from the south Florida counties of Miami-Dade, Broward, Monroe and Palm Beach throughout the state. For north-south trade it includes all of Florida and extends into the Southeast, Northeast and Midwest of the United States.
PortMiami’s mission is to operate and further develop the world’s leading cruise port and the largest container port in the State of Florida; to maximize its assets and strengthen its advantage for future growth; promote international trade and commerce as a vital link between North and South America and a growing center for global trade; support sustainability and operate in an environmentally responsible manner.