New South Asia and Mediterranean shipping services helped Port Everglades exceed record cargo volumes in May and June, putting this global gateway for international trade on track to shatter its annual record from 2018.
“Unlike the downturn that we typically experience at the end of our busy melon season, we had a spike in May and June because of the new Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) services from South Asia and the Mediterranean,” said Port Everglades Chief Executive and Port Director Jonathan Daniels, who also serves as the Chair of the Florida Ports Council.
Port Everglades recorded 97,502 TEUs (20-foot equivalent units, the maritime industry’s stand container measurement) in May, up 4 percent over the Port’s former record set in May 2015. Containerized cargo volumes jumped 5 percent in June 2022, over the former record set in June 2018, with 94,106 TEUs.
Port Everglades handles an average of one-million TEUs annually and serves as a gateway to Latin America, the Caribbean, Europe and India. They’re located within the cities of Fort Lauderdale, Hollywood and Dania Beach, in the heart of one of the world’s largest consumer regions, including a constant flow of approximately 112 million visitors statewide and 6 million residents within an 80-mile radius.
The Port has direct access to the interstate highway system and the Florida East Coast Railway’s 43-acre intermodal container transfer facility, and is closer to the Atlantic Shipping Lanes than any other Southeastern U.S. port.