PortMiami has now surpassed 1 million TEU for five consecutive years.
FLORIDA's PortMiami container volume increased 3
FLORIDA's PortMiami container volume increased 3.4 per cent year on year in 2019 to 1,120,000 TEU, said port officials, reported Milwaukee's Progressive Railroading.
The numbers marked the fifth consecutive year the port has surpassed the one million TEU mark. Port officials attributed the growth to a diverse balance of global trade and more than US$1 billion of infrastructure improvements that equipped the port to handle larger vessels.
The port improvements led to fewer vessel calls but increased use of crane lifts. PortMiami is served by CSX and Florida East Coast Railway.