Facilities and Facilities Development
Miami Plant Protection Quarantine Inspection Station
Miami Plant Protection Quarantine Inspection Station
Photos courtesy of LIVS Associates Architects, Photography by John Gillian

Cargo Clearance Center
The Cargo Clearance Center (CCC) located on airport property was designed to centralize the Federal Agencies under one roof saving the cargo community valuable time and money by providing a one-stop clearance center for documentation. The US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Service Port Office, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and the Fish and Wild Life Service (FWS) are all located in the CCC. Approximately 300 Federal inspectors work out of the facility.

Miami Plant Protection Quarantine Inspection Station
Plant Protection and Quarantine (PPQ), a division of the Department of Agriculture, safeguards America's economically-valued plants and flowers. Officers inspect foreign plants which may contain pests or diseases not native to the United States. This is very important to our area since more cut flowers are cleared through MIA than through any other airport in the United States. Flowers represent one of our top import commodities.

Miami Plant Protection Quarantine Inspection Station
Miami Plant Protection Quarantine Inspection Station
Photos courtesy of LIVS Associates Architects, Photography by John Gillian

Animal Plant Health Inspection Station
At the Animal Plant Health Inspection Station (APHIS), Veterinary Services (VS) all livestock and exotic animals entering and departing the United States are inspected and cared for by a U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) veterinarian. In order to protect the livestock industry in the United States, APHIS ensures that no diseased animals enter or depart the country. Miami International is one of only two airports in the nation with an on-airport animal quarantine center with loading ramps, saving importers and exporters, valuable time and money.

Fumigation Facility
The fumigation facility allows for on-airport pest control for commodities needing immediate fumigation. This offers a saving to our importers. A fumigation company conducts the actual operation with permits issued by the Aviation Department. All fumigations are monitored by USDA/PPQ (Plant Protection and Quarantine). The facility was modified and upgraded to keep up with the high volumes of perishable trade.

Miami Plant Protection Quarantine Inspection Station
Miami Plant Protection Quarantine Inspection Station
Photos courtesy of LIVS Associates Architects, Photography by John Gillian

Cargo Access Tunnel
Built under diagonal runway 12-30, the cargo access tunnel is used to transport belly cargo to/from the east side terminal area to the west side cargo areas of the airport. The tunnel has cut the trip down from an average of 45 minutes to under 15 minutes.

Decompression Chamber
The Decompression Chamber is one of four such facilities in the United States, providing security-screening procedures for air cargo shipments at Miami International Airport.

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Cargo Facilities

Building Number

Building Description

Gross/ Square Feet

Year Built

700

Cargo - Belly

165,202

1993

701

Cargo - Belly

162,769

1993

702

Cargo - Belly

162,609

1993

706

Cargo - with Aircraft Ramp

240,103

1996

707

Cargo - with Aircraft Ramp

137,202

1995

708

Cargo - with Aircraft Ramp

248,945

1996

709

Cargo - with Aircraft Ramp

207,795

2001

710

Cargo - with Aircraft Ramp

121,510

2001

711

Cargo - with Aircraft Ramp

125,656

2001

712

Cargo - with Aircraft Ramp

119,117

2001

714

Cargo - Belly

282,082

1995

716

Cargo - with Aircraft Ramp

451,420

1980

805

Cargo - with Aircraft Ramp

226,394

1995

807

Cargo - with Aircraft Ramp

35,000

2001

820

Cargo - with Aircraft Ramp

10,194

1993

831

Cargo - with Aircraft Ramp

217,998

2004

 

 

3,488,549