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PortMiami’s Container Cargo Traffic Increases Over 18 Percent Since Last Year

Containerized cargo traffic at PortMiami increased 18.5 percent in August from the previous year as cargo totaled 99,546 twenty-foot equivalent units.

The Port said the growth in cargo is due to the $1.3 billion of infrastructure investments made in the port’s facilities. These investments included dredging the shipping channel and adding four super post-Panamax cranes, allowing the port to service larger cargo ships.

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PortMiami Traffic With Asia Rises 11% In 2016

PortMiami, which was dredged to 50 feet last year in anticipation of a widened Panama Canal, can now welcome up to six Post-Panamax vessels a week, which has translated into an uptick in the port’s cargo business side of operations.

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