Port of Miami ready to operate ferries to Cuba
- Submitted by: Juana
- Travel and Tourism
- United States
- 02 / 04 / 2016
The Port of Miami has begun preparations to operate daily ferries to Cuba, although no US company has yet been authorized by the government of the island, reported on Tuesday the local media Miami Herald.
Last November, PortMiami authorities met to point out the requirements of the US Immigration and Customs, after the US government issued licenses to five companies offering ferry service to Cuba.
Cuban officials "told us they wanted to wait," said Bruce Nierenberg, president of the United Caribbean ferry company, which now aims to start operating in late 2016 or early 2017.
In this regard, official court documents delivered to the newspaper "show the efforts of PortMiami a year ago to get ready for what will be an important new business. Industry leaders predict that ferry routes be popular among Cuban Americans, both to visit his country to carry large amounts of goods to their families on the island."