Although Port Everglades’ plan to deepen its channel so it can handle post-Panamax vessels is still under study by the Army Corps of Engineers and funding isn’t yet in place for a deep dredge, Colliers International noted that the port is “still capable of more container growth.’’
A new Florida East Coast Railway container transfer facility at the port, which is expected to greatly reduce traffic congestion from trucks hauling containers on and off the port, is expected to open in mid-2014.
“The significance of a key infrastructure linkage like the Florida East Coat Railway to future global trade and container traffic growth should not be underestimated, especially for Port Everglades,’’ Colliers said.
The Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce is organizing two international business missions in May. The first, May 6-8, will visit Santiago and Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic. The Caribbean nation is Florida’s largest trading partner among countries that are part of the DR-CAFTA Free Trade Agreement. Participation is open to both chamber members and non-members.
On May 13-17, the chamber’s Americas Linkage program heads to Brazil, South Florida’s largest trading partner. The mission will visit the capital of Brasilia, Goiania and Sao Paulo, Brazil’s largest city.
For information on both missions, visit MiamiChamber.com
The deadline is approaching for a business development mission to Spain that is being organized by Miami-Dade County’s Economic Development and International Trade unit. The June 8-15 mission will visit Madrid and Barcelona. The deadline to register is April 29. Contact Maria Dreyfus-Ulvert at 305-375-1254 or firstname.lastname@example.org