About PortMiami

PortMiami is one of America’s fastest-growing global gateways. It contributes more than $43 billion annually to Miami-Dade County’s local economy and supports over 334,500 jobs in Florida. Located at the crossroads of north-south and east-west trade lanes and with big-ship capabilities, PortMiami serves ocean carrier customers by linking worldwide markets with U.S. consumers and producers.

PortMiami also serves the cruise industry by providing impeccable customer service to millions of cruise travelers, making it the undisputed Cruise Capital of the World. With its numerous capital development projects, including the launch of a NetZero program, PortMiami will continue to meet the needs of the cargo and cruise industries for generations to come.


PortMiami's Business Plan

Our business plan and quarterly performance reports outline PortMiami's strategic alignment, performance measures as well as our ongoing progress toward meeting those objectives. The documents include a table of organization that defines the reporting relationships within the department.


About PortMiami’s Entrance Feature

The "Pioneers Walk"
In 2008 PortMiami in collaboration with its cargo partners and the Miami-Dade trade community unveiled an entrance memorial honoring more than 200 men and women from the air, maritime, trucking and rail industries that throughout history contributed to the development and success.

The “Pioneers Walk” symbolizes the historic rise of Miami as a global gateway.

The colorfully illuminated globe sculpture is surrounded by tropical landscape and a monument to industry pioneers.

The Pioneers Walk is located at PortMiami’s entrance near the foot of the port’s access bridge on Biscayne Boulevard. 

PortMiami Entrance

PortMiami Entrance



Powering the Economy

PortMiami is Miami-Dade County's second most important economic engine, contributing $43 billion annually to the local economy and supporting more than 334,500 jobs in South Florida. It is recognized as the Global Gateway.

Miami's unique geographic position makes the Port easily accessible to Caribbean and Latin American markets, as well as those of Asia and Europe by way of the Panama Canal.

PortMiami is also known worldwide as the Cruise Capital of the World, welcoming more cruise passengers to its terminals than any other port in the world.


Our Mission

PortMiami’s mission is to operate and further develop the world’s leading cruise port and the largest container port in the State of Florida; to maximize its assets and strengthen its advantage for future growth; promote international trade and commerce as a vital link between North and South America and a growing center for global trade; support sustainability and operate in an environmentally responsible manner.


PortMiami Jobs

Start your career at PortMiami. Known as the Cruise Capital of the World, PortMiami welcomes more cruise passengers to its terminals than any other port in the world. Miami’s unique geographic position makes the port accessible to the Caribbean and Latin American markets as well as Asia and Europe by way of the Panama Canal, giving PortMiami the name Global Gateway of the Americas.

PortMiami has competitive salaries, medical and dental benefits, automatic enrollment in the Florida Retirement System, 17 paid holidays, vacation and sick leave, tuition reimbursement, and more.

For more information on how to apply for a job at PortMiami, visit Miami-Dade County’s Human Resources jobs site.