Cargo Global Gateway

Serving Cargo Customers with Big-Ship Capabilities

PortMiami’s cargo industry has always played a vital role and has taken a leading stance in the local economy with the Covid-19 pandemic. Thanks to the industry, cargo continues to move successfully from ship to shelf through container services.

PortMiami’s location not only serves its ocean carrier customers seeking to benefit from the Global Gateway’s proximity to the Caribbean and South America, but also exhibits how vital the cargo business is to Miami-Dade County’s community.


PortMiami Cargo Performance Report


Historical Snapshot
Cargo Volumes
Item 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
TEUs 1,028,156 1,020,192 1,083,586 1,120,913 1,066,738
Cargo Ships Docked 1,231 1,422 1,081 958 868
Inbound Tonnage 3,871,906 4,567,926 4,749,255 5,745,632 5,792,134
Outbound Tonnage 3,827,980 4,045,813 4,028,719 4,375,938 3,933,140
Total Tonnage 7,699,886 8,613,739 8,777,974 10,121,570 9,725,274




Multimodal interconnectivity provides additional advantages to PortMiami’s customers.

The Port of Miami Tunnel is utilized by more than 23 million vehicles and provides a direct link to the Interstate highway system and takes about 80 percent of port traffic off Downtown Miami streets.

Florida East Coast on-dock intermodal rail delivers goods to 70 percent of the U.S. population within four days.

Connectivity is furthered by our cooperation with and close proximity to Miami International Airport, which ranks No. 1 among U.S. airports in international cargo volume and No. 3 in international passenger traffic.

PortMiami’s shipping channel measures -50/-52 feet, capable of accommodating today’s big ships. The Port is the closest deep-water port to the expanded Panama Canal on the Atlantic Seaboard.


As a landlord port, PortMiami maintains lease agreements with cargo terminal operators. Terminal operators furnish wharfage, dock, warehouse and other marine terminal services. For assistance regarding terminal services, please contact any of the following terminal operators.

Seaboard Marine logo

POMTOC artwork

South Florida Container Terminal logo


Cargo Terminal Camera

Port users and the cargo community can avoid congestion with our terminal cameras.

Live Terminal Cameras

Berth Requests

Visit the Online Berth Request website to submit, modify, track or cancel berthing requests.

Berth Requests

Port Guide

 Learn about the economic impacts of PortMiami's cruise and cargo related business activities.