Port of Miami Crane Management, Inc., (PMCM, the “Company” AKA Crane Management), was created as a result of Miami-Dade County Seaport Department’s (Port of Miami-Dade, the “Port”) need for a crane maintenance organization to efficiently manage and maintain the Port’s container handling equipment and gantry cranes. As a result, the Port Miami executives with the County’s professional assistance and that of KPMG, formulated a business plan to presented it to Miami-Dade County’s County Manager and Board of County Commissioner (“BCC”). Thereafter, on June 8, 1999 the County Manager presented the plan to the BCC at which time the plan was approved. Soon thereafter on August 3, 1999 the company was incorporated in the State of Florida of the United States of America as a not-for-profit corporation.
Immediately after incorporation, the Board of Directors (“Board“) was appointed as authorized in the business plan and it immediately commenced to organize the corporate structure and confirm the organization was able to function within the confines of it’s bylaws. Upon corporate organization, the Board initiated a national search for it’s chief executive and on December 4, 2001, Aguedo E. (Ed) Bello commenced work as PMCM’s Chief Executive Officer.
Following Mr. Bello’s commencement, he began the tasks of organizing the Company by establishing the administrative office and hiring the professional staff. Simultaneously, he began preparing to take-on the responsibility of managing and maintaining the Port’s gantry cranes. Soon after during a transitional period, on August 5, 2012 the Board of County Commissioners approved a five (5) year contract with five (5) one (1) year renewal option with Crane Management.
With organization completed and a contract in place, PMCM took on this responsibility of managing and maintaining the cranes on October 1, 2002. PMCM simultaneously serves as Project Manager of the Port’s crane related projects which some are outlined in the Projects Section of this website.
On July 17, 2012 as the August 5, 2002 contract expired, the Board of County Commissioners approved a new five (5) year contract with Crane Management.