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
Miami International Airport is serviced by two fumigation companies with 24/7 operational capability. This offers savings and choice to Airport importers. The fumigation companies conduct the operation through agreements with the Miami Dade Aviation Department and with on-site monitoring by the US Department of Agriculture (USDA). Combined, the fumigators can service up to 60 tractor trailers at the same time.

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.

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