• Port Everglades Association

    Florida's Premier Port Business organization promoting the growth of Port Everglades Since 1979

    PEA serves as a bridge between public and private interests to facilitate the Port's achievement of its rightful place as a leader in the ranks of America's port ocean commerce.


    "Turn the Tide” Task Force Bulletin 

    Port Everglades Association  




    THURSDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2020. South Florida has now Turned The Tide  www.broward.org/coronavirus. 

    Port Everglades Association held its Annual Golf Tournament, Friday, October 16 at beautiful Plantation Preserve Golf Course and Club. This year’s enormously successful and enjoyable event marks 39 years of uninterrupted PEA tournament play.  Winning for a second year in a row with a score of 56 was the IWS team.  In the closest score ever, the second-place team, CBI, also turned in a score of 56. IWS won the tie breaker with a one stroke advantage on the back nine of play. Crystal Cruises took third place with an excellent score of 59. Congratulations to all of the winners!

    Due to unrelenting lightning strikes the morning golfers were able to play but the afternoon foursomes were rained out but received a voucher for a free round of golf at Plantation Preserve to be played at their convenience.  This year’s raffle benefitting Port Everglades Seafarers’ House brought in more than $3,800 and the winners took home beautiful prizes valued at more than $200 each.  Most importantly, thank you to our major sponsors who made the event such a success.  Banner Sponsors: Seabulk Towing and McAllister Towing.  Other Major Sponsors: Crowley Logistics, IWS, Hyde Shipping, CBI, PE Pilots, Stiles/Pirtle JV, Petroleum Association of Port Everglades, Gonzalez and Sons, Paradise Bank, Southeast Florida Employers Port Association, ORION Marine Construction, Silversea Cruises.

    Port Everglades Association members, ANF Construction and IWS of Port Everglades International Logistics Center #2 is a finalist for the Best Industrial Project category for the SFBJ Virtual Awards Event on Thursday, November 19. This project is so deserving of the honor and we are thrilled that it is being recognized.

    The brand-new Celebrity Apex arrived at Port Everglades this week.  She is coming here now for provisioning and to set protocols in motion to begin sailing late November, early December.  Our port leaders, with full support from Broward County Administration, successfully redirected it to Port Everglades from Port Miami. All felt Celebrity Apex should be in her home port starting right now! This is a boost for our community. Let’s get cruising restarted for all of our cruise partners and for our community that depends on the cruise industry.

    Our next Port Everglades Association meeting is Friday, November 6. Feature presentation by Vijay Agrawal, V. P. Ports & Marine, AECOM. “Preparing Ports for the future trends in Terminal Optimization and Electrification.”  Program includes a brief update on Port Everglades activities by Executive Port Director, Jonathan Daniels. Joseph McCarthy of Broward Marine Business Services presents “Learn about Career Source.” Luncheon Host, Port Everglades Terminals, LLC.  Reservations:  www.portbiz.com

    This Week in Maritime
    Roundtable Discussion with Maritime Experts.  Next discussion, Marine Corruption Wednesday, November 4.  8.30am EDT.  All welcome, it’s free and not recorded. aa@tms-fla.com

    Florida Seaports
    : Featured discussion, Focus on the Future.  Virtual event presented by Enterprise Florida and the Florida Ports Council. Tuesday, November 17, 10 am – 12 pm ET.  Information 800.222.8028.

    Save the date!  Friday, April 16, 2021.  Port Everglades Association presents our 13th Annual Economic Engine Performance Report.

     Port Everglades Association office is always available to members for meeting when at the port. Remember we are in high hurricane season, be prepared!

    Lori Baer, Executive Director. P.E.A. 
    loribaer@portbiz.org 954.463.2801 www.portbiz.org



  • 2020 PEA Golf Tournament Winners

    Due to weather, the morning foursomes were able to complete the 18 holes, but the afternoon foursomes players will get a free round of golf at Plantation Preserve.

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  • Economic Engine Performance Report® 2020

    The 2020 Economic Engine Performance Report program, presented this year as a taped production event by Port Everglades Association.

    While present circumstances required that we tape the 2020 program, the presentations have never been more informatively relevant than this year, with critical reports from panelists including chief executives of Broward County’s Seaport, Airport and Convention & Visitors Bureau as well as staff leadership from our penny surtax.

    Now more than ever, it is essential to be abundantly aware and fully prepared, so please plan to sit down for an hour and get brought up to speed on the key drivers of our county’s economy in these challenging times. In fact, please feel free to liberally share the link with colleagues and associates.

    As a final reminder, please do NOT plan to go to the Signature Grand on Friday, July 24, the date to which the planned in-person event had been rescheduled. Please also do NOT look for a live web event July 24. THIS is the link to the entire program. 




  • Logistics center at Port Everglades update

    The Port Everglades International Logistics Center (PE-ILC) is nearing reality and is set to open by July 1, 2020. The IWS building warehouse has 150,000 sq, ft., with 40 ft. high ceiling and 63 truck bays. With full services to include warehousing, Customs and APHIS inspections, fumigation, and FTZ operations all taking place in a major seaport complex, the PE-ILC is the only one of its kind in the United States.

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  • County Selects Jonathan Daniels to Lead Port Everglades

    BROWARD COUNTY, FL -  Following a national search, Broward County Administrator Bertha Henry announced that seaport and economic development leader Jonathan Daniels will be the new Chief Executive & Port Director at Port Everglades. Broward’s diverse seaport is a global gateway for cargo, cruise and petroleum that is undergoing a $1.6 billion port expansion effort.  

    Daniels comes to Port Everglades from the Port of Gulfport, Mississippi where he has been the executive director since 2013.


    “Port Everglades is a dynamic economic engine for Broward County that will benefit from Jonathan’s business and economic development expertise,” Henry said. “The search for a director who could lead our seaport into the future was exhaustive, and I am confident that we made the right choice, as demonstrated by the Commission's confirmation of his appointment.”


    "I am honored to have been selected. I look forward to working with the Board of County Commissioners, the County Administrator, the hard-working and dedicated employees of Port Everglades and its diverse business clientele," said Daniels. 


    In addition to his maritime experience in Gulfport, where he led a $570 million restoration and expansion project, Daniels also served as the Executive Director of the Port of Oswego in New York from 2007-2013, managing director of the Port of Greater Baton Rouge and Port Director for the Eastport Port Authority in Maine. 


    Daniels also has an extensive background in economic development as the Chief Executive Officer of Eastern Maine Development Corporation, where he oversaw the day-to-day operations and development efforts of the six-county economic development district, and as the Director of the City of Bangor, Maine Office of Economic and Business Development. He also served as Senior Trade Advisor and Director, Maine International Trade Center, responsible for the State of Maine's international trade development efforts for eastern and northern Maine.


    Daniels is active in the maritime community and the community as a whole and serves on many boards and committees, including the American Association of Port Authorities and the American Heart Association. He is a graduate of The Citadel where he earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science, and the Maine Maritime Academy where he was a Master of Science Candidate in Maritime Management. His professional education includes studies at the U.S. Army War College, Thomas College in New England, and the University of New Orleans where he completed the International Program for Port Planning and Management.


    His tentative start date with Broward County's Port Everglades is June 29, 2020.


    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 almost $170.7 million in Fiscal Year 2019 (October 1, 2018 through September 30, 2019).  It does not rely on local tax dollars for operations. The total value of economic activity related to Port Everglades is nearly $32 billion. More than 219,000 Florida jobs are impacted by the Port, including 13,037 people who work for companies that provide direct services to Port Everglades.  For more information on Port Everglades, visit porteverglades.net or e-mail PortEverglades@broward.org.

    DATE: May 19, 2020
    Ellen Kennedy
    Port Everglades Business Development/Communications

    954-468-3508 or 954-868-0220





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