|As one of South Florida’s leading economic powerhouses, Broward County’s Port Everglades is the gateway for international trade and cruise vacations. Consistently ranked among the top three busiest cruise ports in the world, Port Everglades is also one of the nation’s leading container ports and South Florida’s main seaport for receiving petroleum products including gasoline, jet fuel and alternative fuels. The Port Everglades Department is a self-supporting Enterprise Fund of Broward County, Florida government with operating revenues of approximately $162.6 million in Fiscal Year 2016 (October 1, 2015 through September 30, 2016). It does not rely on local tax dollars for operations. The total value of economic activity at Port Everglades is almost $30 billion. More than 226,500 Florida jobs are impacted by the Port, including approximately 13,000 people who work for companies that provide direct services to Port Everglades. For more information on Port Everglades, go to porteverglades.net or e-mail PortEverglades@broward.org.|
Goals & Objectives
|Expand the port’s role as a cargo hub, capitalizing on its advantageous geographical position at the crossroads of north-south and east-west trade lanes. Expansion efforts include deepening and widening the port’s navigation channels, adding new cargo berths and Super Post-Panamax cranes, and strengthening landside intermodal connections to ensure capacity for handling growing volumes of Latin American and Caribbean cargos as well as cargo from Europe and Asia.
Current or Planned Investments
Port Everglades is in the heart of one of the world’s largest consumer regions, with a constant flow of seasonal visitors and up to 110 million residents plus within a 500-mile radius. The Florida East Coast Railway’s 43-acre intermodal container transfer facility makes it possible for cargo shipped into Port Everglades to reach Atlanta and Charlotte in two days, Memphis and Nashville in three days, and 70 percent of the U.S. population in four days.Cruise:
The Caribbean, Central America, South America, Panama Canal and Europe.
2. Dominican Republic
4. South Korea
2. Dominican Republic
|As a premier gateway and powerhouse for international trade, travel and investment, Broward County’s Port Everglades leverages its world-class South Florida facilities and innovative leadership to drive the region’s economic vitality and provide unparalleled levels of service, safety, environmental stewardship and community engagement.|