Metal Shark to Build New Miami-Dade Fire Boats

Louisiana-based aluminum boatbuilder Metal Shark says it been selected to build the next generation of fire boats for South Florida's Miami-Dade Fire Rescue Department. Metal Shark announced Tuesday that Miami-Dade selected its “50 Defiant X” fire boat to replace older fire boats currently operated by the department. The next-generation design features a welded aluminum … [Read more...]

PortMiami Completes Major Harbor Deepening Project

  The Port of Miami is now the only major logistics hub south of Virginia capable of handling fully laden post-Panamax vessels with the completion of a major harbor deepening project ahead of the opening of the new expanded Panama Canal in 2016. PortMiami, as the port is known officially, celebrated the completion of the Deep Dredge Project and On-Dock Intermodal … [Read more...]

Shipping Alliance Opposes Beckham’s PortMiami Soccer Stadium Plan

By Zachary Fagenson MIAMI, April 14 (Reuters) - An alliance of shipping interests and a billionaire car dealer launched a newspaper ad on Monday protesting retired English soccer star David Beckham's plans for a soccer arena at the port of Miami, saying it threatens the city's plans to capitalize on the expansion of the Panama Canal. "We cannot jeopardize well-paying … [Read more...]

Car ID’d As Source of Containership Blaze Off Florida

Officials in Miami have identified a car as the source of a fire that broke out Saturday night onboard a Liberian-flagged containership while underway off the coast of Florida, but the cause of the fire is still unknown. Officials said that the crew of the 656-foot Leda Trader detected a fire below deck in one of the ship's cargo holds shortly after departing Port Everglades … [Read more...]

Miami Dredge Set to Kick Off

MIAMI, Nov 21 (Reuters) - The long-awaited dredge of Miami's port will begin this week as it and other cities up and down the east coast scramble to prepare for the massive ships that will pass through the Panama Canal when expansion work there is completed in 2015. "The investment in the deep dredge will pay dividends in years to come," Port Director Bill Johnson said in a … [Read more...]