Miami-Dade County commissioners last week approved a $6.8 million contract to construct 758’ of new bulkhead to connect two existing sections of bulkhead adjacent to the Seaboard Marine terminal at the Port of Miami. Construction should commence in September with completion in 2010.

The project is one of many infrastructure improvements that Seaboard Marine and the Port of Miami are undertaking as part of a thirty (30) year agreement reached between the parties last year. Many of those projects are already underway.

Carlos Arocha, Seaboard Marine VP-Operations, said, “The new bulkhead extension will not only significantly increase berthing capacity for Seaboard Marine vessels, it will also improve our productivity by allowing for better cargo alignment and organization within the eastern portion of our terminal. The result will be improved efficiencies and quicker turnaround for cargo containers and the truckers who deliver them. We are excited that construction will start soon.”