Bulkhead Strengthening
Budget: $65 million
Scheduled Completion: Winter 2013

Bulkhead Strengthening

In order to accommodate the mega Post-Panamax vessels PortMiami will receive once the -50 foot Deep Dredge is completed, the bulkheads and seawall along Wharves I-VII will be improved through a comprehensive strengthening program. This program will include a variety of improvements to each wharf: new bollards, fenders, and water stations. Wharves originally designed for channel water depths ranging from 42-46 feet will be deepened for improved wharf access, allowing for improved cargo movement and stacking efficiencies needed for projected increases in containerized trade. This project is set to be completed by the winter of 2013. 

PortMiami is in the process of strengthening its cargo bulkhead to accommodate the new dredge depth of -50' and to accept the four new Super-Post Panamax Cranes due for delivery in winter 2013. PortMiami is the first U.S. deep water port to incorporate precast fascia panels on this project in order to expedite construction and provide a clean, uniform appearance of our Port when seen from Biscayne Bay.