In January 2015, FECR and PortMiami will hold an event celebrating this new service. For more information visit www.TheSunshineGateway.com
So why are they telling us this now?
(Miami – October 17, 2014) -- Florida East Coast Railway (FECR) and PortMiami, through a strategic alliance, are offering the Sunshine Gateway service, which includes on-dock intermodal rail capabilities. This seamless ship to rail transfer allows the port to handle additional volumes and ensures that shipments move more quickly and efficiently with the potential to reach 70 percent of the United States population in four days or less.
“Our goal has always been to facilitate the process of cargo shipments for fast and efficient delivery to our customers,” said Juan M. Kuryla, PortMiami Director. “Through our partnership with FECR, we are expanding access for shipments coming into and out of the port to reach their final destinations seamlessly and with greater reliability.”
Another proactive step has been the PortMiami -50 ft. Deep Dredge Project enabling the port to handle larger TEU vessels. Kuryla stated, “Our investments in infrastructure and collaboration with innovative providers like FECR, ensure that we are well positioned for the Panama Canal expansion.”
President and CEO James R. Hertwig noted, “In today’s global marketplace, shippers often need solutions that go beyond the United States borders and involve multiple modes to move goods from the point of origin to the final destination. In order to meet the needs of supply chain managers, it is important for various modes of transportation to work together seamlessly. We are pleased with the positive impact we have seen as a result of our partnership with PortMiami and look forward to continuing to provide effective solutions for shippers.”
In January 2015, FECR and PortMiami will hold an event celebrating this new service. For more information visitwww.TheSunshineGateway.com
August 21, 2010
On dock rail elevated to high priority at Port of Miami
Port of Miami puts rail project on fast track
The Port of Miami unveiled a project designed to increase its ability to move cargo quickly in anticipation of the Panama Canal expansion.
July 13, 2011
Port of Miami closer to on-dock rail
Miami rail link reconstruction begins Friday
Wednesday, July 13, 2011
Construction will begin this Friday to restore Port of Miami on-dock rail capability courtesy of the Florida East Coast Railway. The $50 million project will rehabilitate a bridge damaged and by Hurricane Wilma in 2005, while construction of the Intermodal Rail Yard on Dodge Island will enable Miami to accommodate super cargo ships scheduled to arrive in 2014 with the expansion of the Panama Canal.
The ceremonial groundbreaking Friday is expected to include Sen. Bill Nelson (D-Fla.), Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood, Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez, Miami Mayor Tomas Regalado, and other elected officials.
PortMiami and Florida East Coast Freight Rail coming back to Miami!
(MIAMI, September 30, 2013) - In a major boost to South Florida’s cargo and logistics industries Florida East Coast Railway (FEC) is restoring freight rail service between PortMiami and major U.S. markets. The Port has been without on-dock rail service since 2005 when Hurricane Wilma destroyed the Port’s rail bridge, but thanks to a federal grant the tracks have been restored and regular service is scheduled to begin next month.