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U.S. Customs and Border Patrol seal
New Technology Speeds Container Processing
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) recently launched new real-time technology at PortMiami allowing CBP officers and agriculture specialists to release inspected cargo in real-time. Meanwhile, cargo was up 7% in FY 2010-11 as PortMiami remained Florida's No. 1 container port.


 Passengers at Terminal J
Brand New Look for Terminal J
Cruise Terminal J, used by upscale and luxury cruise lines recently underwent a $3 million facelift. See what new amenities are helping passengers board with ease.


Dignitaries gather for the PortMiami-Port of Livorno Sister Port signing ceremony Livorno Newest Sister Port
The busiest cruise port in the world, PortMiami, and one of the largest Italian seaports, the Port of Livorno, became sister ports during a recent signing ceremony.

New Year—New Look

PortMiami and GMCVB logosPortMiami's new logo capitalizes on the powerful MIAMI brand – which ranks among the most recognizable brands in the world and aligns us with our partners at the Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau. In the coming months, we will transition to the new look for signage, publications and in our advertising.

Coming Soon! Disney, MSC Cruises. Photo courtesy of Disney Cruises Disney Wonder
The Disney Wonder will sail from PortMiami  beginning in December marking the first time a Disney ship will operate from a South Florida port. Also, in 2013, MSC Cruises will join the PortMiami line-up. In 2011, four million cruise vacationers traveled from PortMiami — no other port in the world comes close to this volume. #
You Are Invited: State of the Ports on Feb. 15

Jose Abreu and Bill JohnsonLearn more about Miami-Dade County's two top economic engines – Miami International Airport and PortMiami. The World Trade Center Miami invites you to the 2012 State-of-the-Ports luncheon on Feb. 15 at the Miami Airport Convention Center. Aviation Director Jose Abreu and Seaport Director Bill Johnson will discuss how MIA and the Port are meeting the challenges of today's global marketplace. This annual event always sells out—so make your reservations now!

Master Plan 2035—Charting a Course for the Future

Master Plan 2035Master Plan 2035 has been adopted by the Board of County Commissioners as a vision for future Port development that allows for significant growth in PortMiami's cruise and cargo businesses. The Master Plan supports the Port's sustainability goals and commitment to operate in an environmentally responsible manner while identifying areas for possible further development. Port Director Bill Johnson emphasized that all future development is still in the discussion stage.

Take a Bow

Bobbi Washington and Vivian AlfonsoBobbi Washington, a member of the Port's housekeeping division enhances the Port's image through her hard work and dedication. She assists her co-workers, supervisors, and Port tenants in any way possible. Vivian Alfonso is part of Capital Development and oversees multiple projects to upgrade interior office spaces and our cruise terminals. These workers are PortMiami's top employees for 2012.

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