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Port of Miami: Global Gateway 2017

Thanks to its advanced infrastructure, large workforce, and strategic location in Southern US, the Port of Miami is home to the largest concentration of international bunks and a global gateway of the growing shipping hub. As cruise capital of the world, the port welcomes more cruise passengers than any other port in the planet.

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USA: Miami Port Expansion to Destroy Coral Reefs?

Miami prepares to dredge its port to accommodate supersize freighters As Miami prepares to dredge its port to accommodate supersize freighters, environmentalists are making a last-ditch effort to protect threatened coral reefs and acres of sea grass that they say would be destroyed by the expansion. The number of successful piracy attacks on ships off the coast of Somalia and the Gulf of Aden has decreased this year leading to fears that there will be an escalation in violence against seafarers.

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Services starting at the Port of Miami to double the cargo activity

By 2020 the Port of Miami should be double and more convenient for large ships calls Work on the $1 billion tunnel connecting Dodge Island to regional highways is underway. This summer, work is to begin on a rail line reconnecting the Port of Miami to the Hialeah Rail Yard and dredging in one of its channels is to begin in coming months, Dredging Today reports.Port Director Bill Johnson, speaking at the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerces annual goals conference, said the project implementation would help bringing major logistics centers to South Florida, making Miami port convenient for large ships calls.The port and partner Florida East Coast Railway are to soon begin marketing jointly to make the case for Miami to the worlds largest shippers.The regions business community, Mr. Johnson said, needs to focus on the box, or the individual cargo container.The objective is to double the amount of cargo activity, he said. The port in 2010 saw about 800,000 20-foot equivalent units, an industry measurement.By 2020, in literally less than nine years, the Port of Miami should be double that, he said.Source: Port News

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