The amount of containers loaded/unloaded on
the ports piers accounts for almost half of all
the imports in America.
This trade route has been opened since the
Brickell pioneer couple first started their
outpost here a hundred years ago.
Donít forget the cruise ships passing by here
either. Some of the largest, most luxurious
ships on the water cruise in and out of the
ports on a regular basis. Most of the major
tourist destinations use Miami as their port of
call. This is one of the reasons that Miami sees
a huge up flow in tourists when
months begin approaching. Yes, a lot of the
tourists coming in are there to visit Miami. A
large number of them however are just using the
booming city for its port. If you live anywhere
in southern or central America, Miami is the
closest port for all cruise ships heading to
Europe, and other foreign
The portís use isnít limited to just commerce.
This port is also home to the U.S. Coast Guard
fleet as well. With the large amount of people
being ferried around Southern Florida and the
other many cruise vessels; tight security is a
necessity for the small island.Every year,
millions of immigrants from around the world
attempt to enter into the U.S. illegally.
shame about this is the fact that there have
been numerous instances where when the vessel
carrying illegal immigrants reaches MiamiÖ.the
majority are dead!Itís an all too often scene
here in Miami and something that must be watched
carefully by the different security units
patrolling the port area.