Port of Miami, located on the artificial island of Dodge Island in Biscayne Bay of the Atlantic Ocean, is one of the most important cargo and passenger harbors in the United States. It is also the largest port in Florida and is one of the 11 largest container ports in the USA.
It is also the world’s largest port serving cruise ships. In 2012, more than 3.77 million passengers used the services of the Port of Miami, and about 8.1 million tons of various cargo passed through it.
The port area covers the entire island of Dodge Island and is 221 hectares. In 1960 the port underwent an extensive renovation. Freeway 886 is available for access to the port from the mainland.
In August 2014, a new 1.21 kilometer underwater tunnel was opened that directly connected the Port of Miami to the A1A federal highway. This tunnel was built to reduce the presence of heavy vehicles in the center of Miami, which delivered various cargoes to the port.
Since October 2011, Port of Miami has been stewarded by William Jones.