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Carnival Breeze passengers watch Micky Arison and the HEATaboard the ship.
Terminal Upgrades Underway For the New Carnival Breeze
Carnival Cruise Lines' newest and largest ship, the Carnival Breeze, will arrive at PortMiami on November 21, just in time for the start of the 2012-2013 cruise season. To welcome this new vessel, PortMiami is investing $15 million in upgrades to Terminal  D, where the ultra-modern vessel will homeport year-round.


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Environmentally Friendly Gantry Cranes
PortMiami has completed the last phase of its gantry cranes electrification project. The newly electrified cranes will provide an emissions-free operation, reducing maintenance costs and eliminating the use of diesel fuels.


Deputy Mayor Jack Osterholt, Commissioner Jose ''Pepe'' Diaz, Ambassador Miriam Sapiro, Mayor Carlos Gimenez and Port Director Bill Johnson.
U.S. Trade Representative Visits PortMiami
Deputy U.S. Trade Representative Ambassador Miriam Sapiro visited PortMiami in July to highlight export opportunities created by the recently implemented U.S.-Colombia Free Trade Agreement. Colombia is among PortMiami's top trading partners, ranking #12 for imports and #11 for exports. The new trade agreement is expected to increase Colombian trade with the U.S.

Tunnel Dig at Half-Way Mark Tunnel Dig at Half-Way Mark

The digging of the PortMiami Tunnel under Biscayne Bay reached a milestone July 31 when the Tunnel Boring Machine arrived at Dodge Island completing the first of what will be two portals linking the Port to the Interstate System. This marks the half-way point in the boring process with the tunnel on schedule for a May 2014 opening. Over the next two months, the boring machine will be turned back towards the mainland to create the second portal.
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Deep Dredge Deemed Project of National Significance
Deep DredgePortMiami's Deep Dredge project has been recognized as one of seven U.S. seaport infrastructure improvements of  ''national significance.'' The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will put the project to bid in September and expects to have a construction contract in early 2013. The deepening of the Port's channel to -50 feet is scheduled for completion in sync with the opening of the expanded Panama Canal in early 2015.
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New look at PortMiami Entrance
New PortMiami entrance has a distinctly Miami feel.PortMiami has a new look on Biscayne Boulevard. The large silver globe monument now sports PortMiami's new logo that capitalizes on the powerful Miami brand promoted worldwide by the Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau. Hope you like the new look as much as we do!
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PortMiami certified as anti-terrorism partner
Partnership aimed at securing cargo at PortMiami.U.S. Customs and Border Protection recently certified PortMiami as a Customs-Trade Partner Against Terrorism (C-TPAT). C-TPAT is recognized as a worldwide supply chain security initiative and one of the most effective means of providing the highest level of cargo security. Thanks to C-TPAT certification at PortMiami cargo containers are processed faster, thus translating into substantial cost savings for our cargo terminal partners, freight forwarders, and trucking companies.
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Take a Bow

Mayor Carlos Gimenez, City of Miami Commissioner Marc Sarnoff, GMCVB President and CEO Bill Talbert, and Ken Read of the Puma Crew.PortMiami Hosts Volvo Ocean Race Team
Volvo Ocean Race, the most prestigious round the world sailing race came to an end in which the U.S. team, PUMA Ocean Racing, finished in 3rd place. Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez hosted the PUMA team prior to the in-port segment of the race at PortMiami in May.

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