PortMiami is ready for the big ship era! It is the only major logistics hub south of Virginia capable of handling fully laden post-Panamax vessels. More than $1 billion of capital infrastructure projects are now complete and have transformed PortMiami to a major U.S. global gateway.
PortMiami now offers Super Post-Panamax gantry cranes that can service cargo vessels up to 22 containers wide and up to nine containers above deck and eleven containers below. On-dock intermodal rail service in partnership with Florida East Coast Railway (FECR) today links PortMiami to 70% of the U.S. population in four days or less.
Additionally, a new fast access tunnel connects the Port directly to the United States Interstate Highway System providing rapid turnaround time for the movement of import and export goods. These projects are already providing customers with the convenience of fast reliable quality service.
“When bigger ships start transiting through the expanded waterway next year, deep ports like Miami will transform maritime trade on a global scale, said CEO of the Panama Canal Authority Jorge L. Quijano. “We are proud of our long-standing partnership with PortMiami and are certain that the synergies achieved through the Deep Dredge and the Panama Canal expansion projects will boost international trade and contribute to future economic growth by increasing job opportunities and revenues at both PortMiami and the Panama Canal.”