MSC Cruises and Fincantieri Italy announced the signing of a contract for the construction (by Fincantieri Infrastructure Florida) of a new cruise ship terminal at PortMiami Florida USA - the industry’s largest hub in the Caribbean and North America.
The new terminal is an investment of ~EUR 350 million. It will be made up of a multi-level central body serving as many as 3 large ships simultaneously, with up to 36000 guests transiting every day. Designed by Arquitectonica, the facility is planned for completion by December 2023.
The terminal will be able to accommodate even MSC's largest (World-class) liners. Fleet's biggest vessels also include the flagship MSC Seashore - nearing completion at Fincantieri's Monfalcone shipyard and expected to be homeported in Miami later in 2021, as well as the LNG-powered World Class liners.
In line with PortMiami's plans to enable shoreside power connectivity, MSC's passenger liners deployed there will be ready to plug into the local power grid at berth.
In addition to the modern facilities and services, the new MSC Miami terminal building will have office areas, multi-level parking for at least 2,400 vehicles, new road connection.
As per the terms of the new project, the company will construct 2 new docks measuring a total of 750 m (2460 ft). Miami-Dade County will build the 3rd berth.
The project foresees the building of the related seashore infrastructure, such as water supply stations and 4 passenger embarkation decks.