$450 Million Cruise Ship Terminal Coming to Miami-Dade, FL, in Dec. 2023

MSC PortMiami is a state-of-the-art boarding terminal unfolding in Miami-Dade County, per the Construction Journal. The $450 million project can handle three cruise ships at a time, servicing 36,000 people a day. The ships themselves carry about 9,000 people each.

Construction will ideally finish in December 2023. Fincantieri Infrastructure Florida Incorporated is the general contractor, working alongside Arquitectonica Headquarters, the terminal’s architect.

MSC Cruises released conceptual renderings of the project online. The multi-story building features a 2,400-spot parking garage, glass facade, office space, and avant-garde roof. Right now, construction is underway for two docks, requiring 2,461 square feet of new construction. Miami-Dade County has plans for a third berth.

To maintain operations, the South Florida Business Journal reports that MSC Cruises will pay about $15 million a year to Miami-Dade County. Over the 62-year lease, MSC Cruises will pay about $2 billion.

The project’s owned by MSC Cruises, which operates over 15 ships.

The project will do more than boost South Florida’s tourism industry; it will create 600 construction jobs. As of September 2019, MSC Cruises operated 16 cruise ships, with plans for nine more cruise ships in 2027.

MSC PortMiami’s address is Port Boulevard, Miami, FL, in Miami-Dade County. In terms of location, it’s on Dodge Island and west of the Skyviews Miami Observation Wheel.



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1 Comment on "$450 Million Cruise Ship Terminal Coming to Miami-Dade, FL, in Dec. 2023"

  1. Cruise industry is back with a vengeance as people have had enough. That is a lot of new passenger capacity.

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