Freight News, Sea

Big Ships Welcome Now At PortMiami

[ September 21, 2015   //   ]

PortMiami is now ready to accept big ships. Celebrating the completion of PortMiami’s -50/-52 foot Deep Dredge project and On-dock Intermodal Rail on September 18, the seaport became the only major logistics hub south of Virginia capable of handling fully laden post-Panamax vessels. More than $1 billion of capital infrastructure projects are now complete and have transformed PortMiami to a major U.S. global gateway.

PortMiami now offers Super Post-Panamax gantry cranes that can service cargo vessels up to 22 containers wide and up to nine containers above deck and eleven containers below. On-dock intermodal rail service in partnership with Florida East Coast Railway (FECR) today links PortMiami to 70% of the U.S. population in four days or less. Additionally, a new fast access tunnel connects the Port directly to the United States Interstate Highway System providing rapid turnaround time for the movement of import and export goods. These projects are already providing customers with the convenience of fast reliable quality service.