The Cruise Division of MSC Group broke ground today on its new mega cruise terminal at PortMiami, set to become North America’s largest once it’s completed. The new terminal will feature a four-story building capable of accommodating 36,000 passenger movements per day, and feature enough berthing space to serve three latest generation ships at once. Project completion is expected in the end of 2023, allowing MSC to further its presence in the North American cruise market and, more specifically, support in particular the continued expansion there of its contemporary brand MSC Cruises, the world’s fastest-growing cruise line.Preparations for the Cruise Capital of the World’s new terminal have been underway since last July, when the Cruise Division of MSC Group and Fincantieri announced a partnership under which Fincantieri Infrastructure would build the state-of-the-art facility. It features a striking design by award-winning global architecture firm Arquitectonica aimed at adding a new layer of beauty to Miami’s iconic skyline.The new terminal will accommodate the Company’s largest and most environmentally advanced cruise ships, including MSC Cruises’ newest flagship, MSC Seashore, and the line’s future LNG-powered World Class ships. Most ships deployed there will be ready to plug in to the local power grid at berth, in line with PortMiami’s plans to enable shore power connectivity.Aside from the terminal building itself, the new complex will include a multi-level parking garage for 2,400 vehicles, new road construction to ensure traffic flows smoothly, and a total of three berths capable of accommodating the largest of cruise ships. The Company will build two of those new docks; Miami-Dade County will construct the third. The project also involves the construction of related shore infrastructure, including water supply stations and four passenger embarkation decks.