Dear PortMiami Valued Customer,

Please refer to the following PortMiami Advisory regarding the hours of operations of the Business Permits and Credentialing Sections.  These actions are part of the prevention directives to keep our employees and community safe from the spread of COVID-19.


We will continue to assist you via phone and email.  Please refer all your questions, needs and concerns to Susel Ferrer at 305-347-4964 or by email.

You may continue to mail/email all your permit-related documentation.  Please ensure all documents and payment are mailed to the following address:

PortMiami, Business Permits Office
Attn:  Susel Ferrer
1001 North America Way, Suite 115
Miami, FL 33132


Please submit all Dockside and Firearm Permits to Susel Ferrer via email.

For immediate issues accessing any of the terminals cartage and trucking companies can contact Safety & Security by telephone 305-329-4050.

We will continue to keep you informed regarding terminal operations via email. Port users are also encouraged to contact the cargo terminals to confirm their hours of operations. Please see the pertinent contact information below for your reference.

Seaboard Marine LTD. Inc.
305-863-4444 Terminal Operations
305-863-4444 Main Office
E-Mail:  [email protected]

South Florida Container Terminal, LLC
305-347-3800 Main Number
305-347-3842 Terminal Operations
E-Mail:  [email protected]

Port of Miami Terminal Operating Company, L.C.
305-533-8200 Terminal Operations
305-533-8100 Main Office

For the most recent updates and advisories regarding this fluid situation, please visit the following websites:

Our first priority is the health of our employees and partners. We sincerely hope you, your employees and families remain safe.


PortMiami Identification Card

After a PortMiami Business Permit is approved for a Seaport partner, contractor and/or vendor, all personnel needing access to the Port shall apply for a PortMiami Identification Card.  A PortMiami Identification Card must be conspicuously displayed at all times when accessing or working on Port premises. 

Applicants with a valid Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) card will be issued a green identification badge which provides them unescorted access to designated restricted and secure areas based on their purpose for access. 

Applicants without a valid TWIC card will be issued a yellow identification badge, and will require escort by a TWIC holder to enter designated restricted or secure areas.  They must remain accompanied by that escort at all times.

Willfully and knowingly providing false information in an attempt to obtain a PortMiami Identification Badge is a third-degree felony punishable by up to five (5) years in jail and a $5,000 fine (FS 775.082 or 775.083).

Applicants are responsible for returning all PortMiami Identification Badges to the Credentials Section upon termination of employment or change of company.

By requesting for a PortMiami Identification Card, applicants agree to abide by all rules and regulations as established by the Miami-Dade Seaport Department and PortMiami Tariff No. 010.


Application Process

To apply for a PortMiami Identification Card, please verify that your company has a valid business permit and has submitted the Signatures Authorization Letter Adobe PDF on their official letterhead.  To confirm that your company has an active operating permit, you may contact the Permits Section at (305) 347-4964.


  • Port ID Application
  • Valid Driver's License
  • Company Request Letter
  • Valid TWIC Card (If Applicable)
  • Proof of Legal Status and Employment Eligibility (i.e. Passport, Residency Card, Birth Certificate, etc.)
  • Annex to Port of Miami Credential Application (To be completed by ID Section personnel)

Note: Cartage/Trucking companies are required to provide proof of insurance on behalf of all drivers/applicants. Applicants whose proof of insurance has not been received should visit the Permits Section (Suite 115) for additional assistance.

It is imperative that all PortMiami Identification Card holders renew their cards prior to its expiration date. Once a PortMiami Identification Card is expired, a new application must be submitted.

Note: Cartage/Trucking companies are required to provide proof of insurance on behalf of all drivers/applicants. Applicants whose proof of insurance has not been received should visit the Permits Section (Suite 115) for additional assistance. 

Applicants are responsible for returning their current PortMiami Identification Card to the Credentials Section when a change of company is requested.

Note: Cartage/Trucking companies are required to provide proof of insurance on behalf of all drivers/applicants. Applicants whose proof of insurance has not been received should visit the Permits Section (Suite 115) for additional assistance.

Applicants whose credentials have been lost, stolen or damaged must obtain a police report through the Miami-Dade Police Department at the Seaport’s Terminal H. This report should be presented to the ID / Credentials Section before a replacement badge can be processed.


Identification Card Expiration Fee
New / Renewal (Unescorted Access) Green Card Same as TWIC Card $0
New/Renewal (Escorted Access) Yellow Card 1 Year $0
Replacement (Lost or Stolen) Same as TWIC Card $25


Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC)

Port users requiring access to restricted areas must have a Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) card. TWIC was established by Congress through the Maritime Transportation Security Act (MTSA) and is administered by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and U.S. Coast Guard.

All workers who require unescorted access to secure areas of maritime facilities and vessels and all U.S. credentialed mariners are required to have a TWIC.  Individuals without a TWIC card will not be granted access unless escorted by a Port user or stakeholder and Port security is properly notified.

All users obtaining a new (or renewal) TWIC card are also required to apply for a new PortMiami identification badge as soon as the TWIC badge is received.
The enrollment fee for the TWIC program is $125.25. Workers with hazmat, comparable background checks will pay a reduced fee of $105.25. If workers are eligible to pay the lower price, their TWIC will expire 5 years from the date of the comparable credential. The cost of a replacement TWIC, if the original is lost, stolen, or damaged, is $60. The cost of an Extended Expiration Date (EED) TWIC is $60.  All checks need to be payable to Morphotrust USA, the TSA partner currently handling TWIC applications.

The new hours of operation for the Miami TWIC Enrollment Center at PortMiami are as follows: Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. For your convenience, the TWIC office is located adjacent to the Port's Credentials Section at 1001 North America Way, Suite 111, Miami, FL 33132. All scheduled appointments and walk-ins will be processed at this location.

For more information, call the help desk line 1-866-347-8942 or email [email protected]. Please visit the TWIC’s official website for enrollment information as well as other useful resources. 


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Avoid waiting in line. Appointments are given priority over walk-ins.

Credentials Section

Contact Information
1001 North America Way
Room #111
Miami, Florida 33132

Phone: 305-347-4955
Fax: 305-347-4960

Hours of Operation
Monday - Friday, 7 a.m. - 3 p.m.