Deeper Ports and Better Routes to Them

The Port of Miami is in a prime location to benefit from the expanded Panama Canal, and they have undertaken several upgrades to ensure they will be ready to handle the increased capacity. Biscayne Bay, surrounding the Port, is being deepened by almost ten feet. In addition, a new tunnel project allows trucks to bypass downtown Miami, reducing truck traffic on city streets by about 80 percent. In addition, a newly refurbished 4.4 mile rail link is facilitating intermodal connections. With the new larger ships, the rail industry expects to be able to move imports to major markets in the southeast, northeast, and midwest in one to four days.

Courtesy of Port of Miami
Courtesy of Port of Miami
Miami, FL (Map)
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