MIAMI — MSC has teamed up with Fincantieri for the constructions of a brand new cruise terminal at PortMiami.
The new terminal will be capable of hosting as many as three latest-generation ships at the same time, including the cruise line’s newest flagship MSC Seashore, which is currently nearing completion at the Fincantieri shipyard.
Upwards of 36,000 passengers will move through the new terminal every day.
MSC says the new terminal will also allow the company to deploy some of its most environmentally high-performing vessels out of PortMiami.
The EUR 350 million project is due to be completed by December 2023 and is in partnership with Fincantieri Infrastructure Florida, part of the shipbuilding company.
“For the past 35 years MSC Group has been an important partner for the U.S. economy through our growing role as one of the world’s leading container shipping businesses as well as terminal operators for cargo and passengers alike. In this, Miami has always been a key hub and the new MSC Terminal at PortMiami consolidates our overall presence in this important maritime centre,” said Pierfrancesco Vago, Executive Chairman of the Cruise Division of MSC Group.
“Thanks to the Italian flair that Fincantieri will undoubtedly contribute to this project just like they do to many of our ships, this new state-of-the-art terminal will become a Miami landmark of style as well as comfort for passengers passing through what’s considered the cruise capital of the world. Moreover, it will serve as a platform to support and sustain the expansion of our Cruise Division across the region and in the Caribbean for years to come. It will also allow us to deploy there some of our most modern and environmentally high-performing vessels, representing together with our other investments in the U.S. our commitment to the local market, our trade partners and guests,” Vago added.
In addition to facilities for passenger services, the new terminal building will include office areas, a multi-level parking for at least 2,400 vehicles and a new road connection.