The enormous amount of containerized cargo
that passes through Miami is the main reason it
has been dubbed as “Cargo Gateway of the
The Port of Miami is one of the few ports in
the entire world that handles the traffic of
both incoming/outgoing shipments of
containerized cargo, construction vehicles, and
industrial equipment/supplies; as well as the
arrival and departure of over 4 million
passengers of the cruise lines yearly.
activities conducted in this part of Miami-Dade
County contribute to over $16 billion of the
yearly income reported in Southern Florida.
to mention the employment of over 100,000
workers in Miami.
For being one of the busiest ports anywhere
around, you would think that there must be some
point in their process that could use some
improvement. Surprisingly, the Port of Miami has
performed safely, effectively, and efficiently
for the past 2 decades with very little serious
improvements ever being made.
It has only been
since the start of the building boom in Miami
that major renovations had ever been discussed.
With a newly allotted
budget of $250 million,
the already well functioning port will slingshot
past all other competitors in the cruise line
and containerized cargo industries.
The new equipment that has already been
purchased by the port puts them atop the
competition by having state of the art equipment
that is only
available in elite port facilities
around the world.
Miami is completely on fire right now, first the
take the land by storm and now they’re moving on