Port Director & CEO
PortMiami is among the world’s leading hubs for global commerce and tourism. Its gateway location at the center of the Western Hemisphere makes the Port a significant conduit for international trade and commerce.
PortMiami’s mission is to further develop as a global gateway while operating in an environmentally responsible manner.
PortMiami: Cargo Global Gateway
The movement of cargo is critical to sustain economic activity and maintain community demands.
PortMiami keeps cargo flowing by working closely with its industry partners— trucking companies, truckers, terminal operators Port of Miami Terminal Operating Company, Seaboard Marine, and South Florida Container Terminal, the International Longshoremen Association, and the warehousing community, among so many others, to keep cargo moving from ship to shelf.
From ship—to port—to terminal—trucking and rail—PortMiami keeps goods flowing to America’s shelves.
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.
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 the port’s 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.
A New Era is Here and PortMiami is Ready!
PortMiami is Big Ship Ready, with $1 billion of infrastructure improvements complete, including the Deep Dredge Project, which increased the channel depth to -50/-52 feet.
Along with the Port Tunnel and daily on-dock rail service, all the critical links in the supply line are in place making PortMiami a global gateway.