PortMiami to receive $8 million federal grant for infrastructure improvements

Project will pay for rebuilding of aging bays, create new capacity for berthing

By Michael Putney - Senior Political Reporter
AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee

This May 19, 2015, photo shows stacked cargo containers and cranes at PortMiami.

MIAMI - Millions of dollars to improve PortMiami is on its way from Washington.

The port is getting an $8 million federal grant to rebuild aging bulkheads at the Seaboard Marine terminal.

Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao made the announcement Thursday in Washington as part of a plan to rebuild the nation's infrastructure.  

The PortMiami project will rebuild aging bays and create new capacity for loading and unloading cargo containers.

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