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PortMiami Partners with FCCA to Focus on Long-Term Goals


Miramar, FL (June 12, 2023) – Florida-Caribbean Cruise Association (FCCA) – the trade association that represents the mutual interests of destinations and stakeholders throughout the Caribbean, Central and South America, and Mexico, along with Member Lines that operate over 90 percent of the global cruising capacity – is pleased to announce that it has partnered with PortMiami – the ‘Cruise Capital of the World’ – on a strategic program that will target FCCA’s channels and resources to focus on further strengthening PortMiami’s long-term goals.


“We deeply appreciate our partnership with the Florida-Caribbean Cruise Association,” said Hydi Webb, PortMiami Director and CEO. “As we continue to expand our operations and partnerships, we look forward to cruise activity growth which will benefit all of our industry colleagues.”


“PortMiami has been one of our longest-standing partners, and we are humbled by their continued confidence,” said Michele Paige, CEO, FCCA. “Like PortMiami, we at FCCA constantly work to adapt our approach for our partners, and we are excited to chart the course for growth together.”


The partnership agreement will promote PortMiami through a multifaceted approach, including coverage in all FCCA publications such as the official magazine of the cruise industry produced and distributed in partnership between FCCA and Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA), Travel & Cruise; spotlights in a weekly e-mail newsletter sent to tens of thousands industry professionals; and a campaign to feature PortMiami throughout FCCA’s social media channels.  


Additionally, the agreement will utilize FCCA’s Operations Committee comprised of high-level cruise executives representing FCCA’s 23 Member Lines, with PortMiami to be featured in the workbooks and have opportunities to meet with the executives on PortMiami’s agenda of long-term strategic goals, including the launch of a NetZero program.


About PortMiami
PortMiami is one of America’s fastest-growing global gateways. It contributes more than $43 billion annually to Miami-Dade County’s local economy and supports over 334,500 jobs in Florida. Located at the crossroads of north-south and east-west trade lanes and with big-ship capabilities, PortMiami serves ocean carrier customers by linking worldwide markets with U.S. consumers and producers.


PortMiami also serves the cruise industry by providing impeccable customer service to millions of cruise travelers, making it the undisputed Cruise Capital of the World. With its numerous capital development projects, including the launch of a NetZero program, PortMiami will continue to meet the needs of the cargo and cruise industries for generations to come.


About Florida-Caribbean Cruise Association (FCCA)

Created in 1972, the FCCA is a not-for-profit trade organization that provides a forum for discussion on tourism development, ports, safety, security, and other cruise industry issues and builds bilateral relationships with destinations’ private and public sectors. By fostering an understanding of the cruise industry and its operating practices, the FCCA works with governments, ports and private sector representatives to maximize cruise passenger, crew and cruise line spending, as well as enhance the destination experience and increase the amount of cruise passengers returning as stay-over visitors. For more information, visit F-CCA.com and @FCCAupdates on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.



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