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Open and operating, PortMiami keeps cargo moving

Miami-Dade County ensures flow of essential goods, from medical supplies and pharmaceuticals to food, while cruise lines stop for 30 days

MIAMI ( March 30, 2020 )

PortMiami and its partners continue meeting the need for a steady flow of essential cargo – from medical supplies and pharmaceuticals to food and other goods critical to our community. Vital port facilities and operations remain open, while PortMiami aggressively safeguards Miami-Dade County against the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19).

On the cargo side, port users are asked to please contact the yards directly to confirm hours of operation:

The Miami Tunnel remains open daily from 4 a.m. to 7 p.m. - 305-929-0560.

On the cruise side, effective Friday, March 13th, the lines voluntarily ceased sailings for at least 30 days. Miami-Dade County has been waiving all lay berth fees for home-ported vessels that request to berth alongside the port during the 30 days. PortMiami and Miami International Airport are collaborating with federal agencies and the cruise lines to ensure the safe and secure transport of crew members back to their home cities. PortMiami will continue to stand ready to provide any additional assistance. 

As this global health crisis continues to change rapidly, PortMiami’s top priority remains the health, safety and well-being of its workforce, its users and the community.

The PortMiami team continues to work closely with its partners as well as the United States Coast Guard’s 7th District (USCG)U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP)Florida Department of Health, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to safeguard port users and the Miami-Dade community against the spread of any communicable diseases, including COVID-19. 

USCG in conjunction with the CDC has established protocols for the detection of the virus and will review the situation on a case-by-case basis. The USCG Captain of the Port evaluates each case with the CDC, and in partnership with CBP, will take the appropriate action as needed. PortMiami will continue to comply with any additional measures required.

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