2014 Mercedes Benz Corporate Run is Thursday, April 24th. Expect possible delays into and out of PortMiami. Click here for more information.
Autism Awareness Month
Bright lights, big city! In support of World Autism Awareness Day on April 2nd, PortMiami joined other landmarks across the world in dressing the famous Port Bridge up in blue. The international Light It Up Blue campaign, organized by Autism Speaks, is aimed at improving autism awareness around the world. April is National Autism Awareness Month and PortMiami is proud to have helped give it a colorful kick-off.
PortMiami – Patron of the Arts
PortMiami is turning the ordinary into the extraordinary by supporting two projects as part of Miami-Dade County’s Art in Public Places program. Jim Drain’s Bollard Project transforms the simple, functional parking bollards found throughout the Port into echoes of maritime flags and signage. And Bhakti Baxter’s Coral Reef City turns the Port’s parking booths into life-size sea coral. The colors and imagery of both projects are a perfect fit for the Port’s tropical landscape. Come on by and take a look!
PortMiami is proud to welcome two new ships to their line-up this 2014 cruise season: MSC Cruises' MSC Divina and Norwegian Cruise Line's newest ship, the Norwegian Getaway. Last season marked the Port's largest expansion ever in a single season and this year, that expansion continues. In 2013 the Port once again surpassed the four million mark for passengers traveling through its terminals. PortMiami anticipates that number will climb to close to five million this season. Bon voyage!
PortMiami is known worldwide as the Cargo Gateway of the Americas, with more than half of the Port’s trade coming from Latin America and the Caribbean. The Port is investing more than $2 billion in infrastructure improvements over the next several years to continue to grow as a major North-South hub and expand its East-West trade.
Great Lakes Dredge and Dock Company has begun dredging PortMiami’s channel to minus 50/52 feet. Once completed, PortMiami will be big ship ready, equipped to welcome super-size container vessels arriving via the Panama Canal. The project, managed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, is expected to be completed in conjunction with the opening of the expanded Panama Canal in 2015.
PortMiami and the Florida East Coast Railway (FEC) are gearing up to help shippers make the most of the coming Post-Panamax Era with the re-introduction of on-port, on-dock rail service. Restored tracks will connect the Port to the Hialeah Rail Yard with links to the national rail system, making PortMiami the most efficient entry point for goods flowing from Asia to the Southeastern U.S. and beyond.