Port of Miami

Port Miami is Miami-Dade County’s second most important economic engine, contributing $28 billion annually to the local economy and supporting more than 207,000 jobs in South Florida, as of 2016. The Port is recognized as the Global Gateway. Miami’s unique geographic position makes the Port easily accessible to Caribbean and Latin American markets, as well as those of Asia and Europe by way of the Panama Canal. Port Miami is also known worldwide as the Cruise Capital of the World, welcoming more cruise passengers to its terminals than any other port in the world.

PortMiami’s mission is to operate and further develop the world’s leading cruise port and the largest container port in the State of Florida; to maximize its assets and strengthen its advantage for future growth; promote international trade and commerce as a vital link between North and South America and a growing center for global trade; support sustainability and operate in an environmentally responsible manner.

Contributor: René Carson

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