• Project Client: USACE
  • Dredge Quantity: 5 million cubic yards
  • Vessel Type: Cutter Suction Dredge, Clamshell Dredge, Trailing Suction Hopper Dredge & Drillboat
  • Dredges Worked: Texas, No. 55, New York, and Terrapin Island


The PortMiami project was an historic event not only for Great Lakes, but for Miami-Dade County, the City of Miami, State of Florida, the Army Corps of Engineers and the United States maritime industry. A dredging project of that magnitude in one of the heaviest trafficked shipping lanes in the world was a complex challenge. In addition to the dredging operations, GLDD worked with partners on an environmental mitigation and monitoring plan to minimize the impact of the work on the area’s fragile marine ecosystem.