January 2012

Rail transfer project at Port Everglades progresses

County board, Florida East Coast Railway sign 30-year deal for $72 million facility

The opening of an intermodal rail container transfer facility at the Port of Everglades came closer to fruition after a county board of commissioners approved a 30-year deal with the Florida East Coast Railway.

Port of Miami update: part II

In an exclusive interview with Logistics Management, Kevin T. Lynskey, Assistant Director, Port Miami, readers are given a current evaluation of this booming ocean cargo gateway.

This if the second installment of a two-part Q&A session.

Logistics Management: When we spoke earlier this week, you mentioned that trade with Cuba might be important to the Port of Miami, but not “transformative.” Can you give an example what would be?

Port of Miami poised for growth

In an exclusive interview with Logistics Management, Kevin T. Lynskey, Assistant Director, Port Miami, readers are given a current evaluation of this booming ocean cargo gateway.

This if the first installment of a two-part Q&A session.

Logistics Management: Savannah and NY/NJ are taking market share away from the U.S. West Coast ports. How about Miami?

Kevin Lynskey: Yes.  The East Coast will be taking some additional share from the West Coast, and Miami will be a beneficiary because of its location and water depth.

Celebrations marking 100th anniversary of Florida Keys railroad planned throughout 2012

KEY WEST, Fla. — Celebrations marking the 100th anniversary of the railroad that once carried people and goods through the Florida Keys are in the works.

Railroad bridge repairs will inconvenience boaters on St. Johns River

Boaters on the St. Johns River will soon be dealing with the inconvenience of repairs on the downtown Florida East Coast railroad drawbridge.

Boats will be unable to go past the bridge, which runs parallel to the Acosta Bridge, while repairs are going on.

The Coast Guard has scheduled repairs from Jan. 15 to March 29. Work will occur Sunday through Thursday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., with work stopping each day from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

WPBT2 Takes a Glimpse Into Florida's History With Flagler's Train

A Century ago, the United States was leading the way into the industrial revolution. Great inventions, innovations and landmarks such as Titanic and the Panama Canal stood as monuments to the human spirit. In Florida one individual had his sights set on a different engineering marvel. His target: Key West. "Flagler’s Train: The Florida Keys Over-Sea Railroad" premiering Thursday, January 12 at 8:00 p.m., exclusively on WPBT2.

Seaport-to-rail connection pivotal in multimillion-dollar projects

Florida ports, already trying to deepen their harbors for the super-size cargo container ships of the future, are also in a race to build new railroad hubs near their docks.

Aided by Jacksonville-based Florida East Coast Railway, South Florida ports have the inside track.