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For Immediate Release:
February 17, 2012

Media Contact:
Andria C. Muñiz

PortMiami and Taiwan's Largest Port to Establish Sister Port Ties


PortMiami and Taiwan's largest port, the Port of Kaohsiung, will participate in an International Sister Port Signing Ceremony  at 1:30 p.m. on February 17. Representatives from both ports will discuss how to establish stronger ties between the Kaohsiung and Miami-Dade County.

Guests include the Honorable Chu Chen, Mayor of Kaohsiung, dignitaries from the city of Kaohsiung and delegates of the Kaohsiung Harbor Bureau; Miami-Dade County Commissioner Rebeca Sosa, Chair of the County's Economic Development & Social Services Committee that oversees PortMiami, local dignitaries and members of the Taiwanese- American community, as well as local and international press.

"We look forward to welcoming this distinguished delegation from Taiwan," said Commissioner Sosa.  "Taiwan is an important trading partner and we look forward to future growth."

About the Port of Kaohsiung
The Port of Kaohsiung  is Taiwan’s biggest international harbor encompassing five container terminals. The Port of Kaohsiung is at the geographic  nexusof shipping routes through the Taiwan Strait and the Bashi Channel. It is also an essential point on American, European, and Asian navigation routes--unparalleled conditions that make Kaohsiung the foremost gateway and cargo hub for Taiwan’s imports and exports. For additional information, please visit Port of Kaohsiung’s website at

About PortMiami
PortMiami is the busiest cruise port in the world, handling more than 4 million passengers in 2011. Miami is the global headquarters for four of the world’s largest and most distinguished cruise lines. For more information, please visit PortMiami’s website at

Who: PortMiami

What:PortMiami and Port of Kaohsiung Sister Port Signing Ceremony

When: February 17, 2012, 1:30 p.m.

Where:PortMiami Executive Conference Room
1015 North America Way, 5th Floor



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