Port of Miami map
Map of port of Miami. Port of Miami map (Florida - USA) to print. Port of Miami map (Florida - USA) to download. The Port of Miami is Miami-Dade County second most important economic engine contributing $43 billion annually to the local economy and supporting more than 334,500 jobs in South Florida. It is recognized as the Cruise Capital of the World and Cargo Gateway of the Americas as its mentioned in Port of Miami map. Miami unique geographic position makes the Port easily accessible to Caribbean and Latin American markets, as well as those of Asia and Europe by way of the Panama Canal. Port Miami is also known worldwide as the Cruise Capital of the World, welcoming more cruise passengers to its terminals than any other port in the world.
The port of Miami, located in Florida as you can see in Port of Miami map, is the number one containerised cargo port in the state and stands at numbe. Port Miami mission is to operate and further develop the world leading cruise port and the largest container port in the State of Florida; to maximize its assets and strengthen its advantage for future growth; promote international trade and commerce as a vital link between North and South America and a growing center for global trade; support sustainability and operate in an environmentally responsible manner.
The port of Miami is spread over an area of 518 acres as its shown in Port of Miami map. The site where the present day ‘Port of Miami’ is situated was discovered as a Tequesta Indians village by Spanish adventurers in the 16th century. The village was forcefully taken over by England in 1721 from Spain, and was later recovered in 1783. In 1821, Florida was purchased by the US from Spain for $5m. During the same period, some European settlers started to move to the village area. The port was connected by the Florida East Coast Railway in 1896. The port saw a rapid population growth in 1920 due to a land boom in Florida. The port is governed by the port authority of Miami Dade County and handles a wide range of cruise ships and international cargoes. The port, capable of providing great passenger facilities, is also the home port of some of the best cruise lines such as Carnival Cruise Lines, Azamara Cruises, Costa Cruises, Royal Caribbean International, Norwegian Cruise Line and Oceania Cruises.