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Port Everglades Promotes Jenkins to Port Security Manager

- Port Everglades

BROWARD COUNTY, FL – Port Everglades recently announced the appointment Robert “Rob” Jenkins to the position of Port Security Manager, a promotion from Security Compliance Manager.

Jenkins joined the Port staff in 2013. Prior to Port Everglades, he was a Senior Marine Terminals Operations Representative for the Port of New York/New Jersey. He also served as the Facility Security Officer for the New Jersey Marine Terminals and managed a 24-hour Operations Control Center.

“Security and safety are top priorities at Port Everglades,” said Steven Cernak, Chief Executive and Port Director. “We are excited to see Rob move into the role of Security Manager. We think Rob has the right mixture of maritime experience and leadership skills to fill such a vital position.”

In his new position, Jenkins will be responsible for overseeing security and fire rescue operations and management for the Port, as well as facilitating related contracts, grants and funding. Additionally, he will interface with federal, state and local regulatory agencies that operate in Port Everglades. Jenkins can be reached at

About Port Everglades

As one of 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 more than $162 million in Fiscal Year 2017 (October 1, 2016 through September 30, 2017). It does not rely on local tax dollars for operations. The total value of economic activity related to Port Everglades is more than $30 billion. More than 230,000 Florida jobs are impacted by the Port, including 13,000 people who work for companies that provide direct services to Port Everglades. For more information on Port Everglades, visit or email

DATE: July 30, 2018
MEDIA CONTACT: Ellen Kennedy, Assistant Director
Port Everglades Business Development Division/Communications
PHONE: 954-468-3508: