About POM

Powering the Economy

The Port of Miami is Miami-Dade County's second most important economic engine contributing $27 billion annually to the local economy and supporting more than 207,000 jobs in the local South Florida area. The Port of Miami is also recognized as the Cargo Gateway of the Americas.

Miami has a unique geographic position that makes the Port easily accessible to the Caribbean and Latin American markets, as well as those of Asia and Europe by way of the Panama Canal.

The Port of Miami is also known worldwide as the Cruise Capital of the World! The port welcomes more cruise passengers through its terminals than any other port in the world.

Director's Message

In his message the Port of Miami's director Bill Johnson shares his view on the future of the Port of Miami and how changes taking place at the Port today will shape Florida's economy for many years to come.

The Port of Miami Mission

The Port of Miami’s mission is:

  • To operate and further develop the world’s leading cruise port and the largest container port in the State of Florida
  • To maximize its assets and strengthen its advantage for future growth
  • Promote international trade and commerce as a vital link between North and South America and a growing center for global trade
  • Support sustainability and operate in an environmentally responsible manner

Our business plan and quarterly performance reports outline the Port of Miami's strategic alignment, performance metrics as well as our ongoing progress toward meeting those goals. The reports include a table of organization that explains the reporting relationships within the department.