Snapshot

Bulkhead Strengthening
Budget: $65 million
Completed: Spring 2014

Bulkhead Strengthening

In order to accommodate PortMiami's new Super-Post Panamax gantry cranes and the mega-vessels the Port will receive once the -50 foot Deep Dredge is completed, the bulkheads and seawall along Wharves I-VII have been improved through a comprehensive strengthening program. This program included 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 have been deepened for improved wharf access, allowing for improved cargo movement and stacking efficiencies needed for projected increases in containerized trade.

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.