NOAA Helps Big Ships Navigate PortMiami More Safely

Port officials in Miami along with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) have dedicated a new real-time current mapping system that will help super-sized ships coming through the Expanded Panama Canal navigate the port of Miami more safely. NOAA and PortMiami have partnered to install the Physical Oceanographic Real-Time System (PORTS®), consisting of … [Read more...]

Royal Caribbean to Build Largest Cruise Terminal at PortMiami

Royal Caribbean has announced plans to build a new state-of-the-art cruise terminal at PortMiami to serve as home for one of the world's largest cruise ships. The announcement comes after Royal Caribbean reached an agreement with Miami-Dade County to construct and operate the new terminal on leased land at the port. The 170,000 square-foot terminal will be Royal Caribbean's … [Read more...]

Beckham Battles Top Cruise Line for PortMiami Soccer Stadium

By David Adams MIAMI, May 3 (Reuters) - David Beckham's dream of building a futuristic waterfront stadium in Miami that would house his own professional soccer team has turned into a "not in my backyard" clash, pitting the retired English superstar against one of the world's top cruise lines. Royal Caribbean Cruises is at the forefront of efforts to block Beckham's plans … [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...]

Massive Super Post-Panamax Cranes Arrive at PortMiami [PHOTOS]

Florida's PortMiami on Monday saw the arrival of four new Super Post-Panamax cranes as the port prepares for larger ships ahead of the opening of the new expanded Panama Canal in 2015. “The Post-Panamax Era is near at hand,” said Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez. “The new PortMiami cranes represent an investment that ensures that we remain competitive in the global … [Read more...]