In an effort to attract larger ships, dredging has begun to deepen the harbors around PortMiami. Two channels approaching the port will be deepened from 44 feet to 52 feet. One also will be made wider.
With a Port Miami loan coming due in the next few months, city officials are considering issuing more public debt.
As part of the Obama administrations efforts to speed up public works projects across the country during a weak economy, they’ve announced they’ve accelerated their work on port projects in Miami, Jacksonville and three cities.