Port of Miami Project Moves Toward Contracting Phase

The contracting phase to deepen PortMiami’s channel to minus 50 feet has begun.


Construction is scheduled to begin in early 2013 and be completed in time for the opening of the expanded Panama Canal in early 2015.

“The Deep Dredge project is critical to the future growth of PortMiami,” said Miami-Dade mayor Carlos A. Gimenez. “PortMiami will be one of only three U.S. Atlantic ports to be at the required -50 feet level in time to welcome the new generation of larger container cargo vessels arriving via the expanded Panama Canal.”

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