South Florida Container Terminal Ready for Gateway Growth
APM Terminal’s South Florida Container Terminal is nearing completion of its three-year modernization project to prepare for future growth. The project focused on transforming the land into a more sustainable operation with new, electric Rubber Tire Gantry cranes and added cargo storage space using a densification model which allows 2.5 times more usability in the container yard than before. SFCT’s new capabilities were successfully tested on larger ships on April 6th when the 15,052 TEU CMA CGM Argentina arrived and on March 16th when the 13,344 TEU CMA CGM Christophe Columb arrived as part of the newly upgraded container terminal’s appeal to global supply chains.
New, touchless gate kiosks were added in 2020 to improve the trucker experience. Truckers now enter and exit through weigh-in-motion scales that safely process their cargo information and keep them moving safely and efficiently through the terminal.
The SFCT modernization project aligns with Port Miami’s master plan who is financing USD 38 million in port infrastructure improvements.