• 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.



    Port Everglades Association  

    Wednesday, January 19, 2022.  Here Come the Captains.” From Self-Defense to Safe Passage.  Friday, February 4, 2022 is the date of our upcoming Luncheon Program at Lauderdale Yacht Club, planned in person at 11.45am.  We present,A duo of Captains – one from the Broward Sheriff’s Office and one from Port Everglades Pilots Association – share vital messages on personal safety and port channel safety. BSO District, Capt. Christopher Cathcart, introduces the “Run, Hide, Fight” civilian self-defense class, which is to be offered to PEA members free of charge. It’s a program that could literally save your life.   Safety of Port Everglades’ ship channel takes center stage in a presentation by Capt. Dave Ulrich, Co-Managing Partner of the Port Everglades Pilots. “Big ships, Narrow Channel: The Challenges of Piloting in Port Everglades.” Port Director Jonathan Daniels enlightens with a special update on progress at Broward County’s dynamic seaport. Reservations 954.463.2810.  Note: If you paid for the January Luncheon, it will be carried over to the February 4th Luncheon Program but please register.

    Monday, January 24, 2022.  11.30am Briza on the Bay, 1717 Bayshore Drive, Miami, FL 133132 Luncheon, Networking, Panel Discussion for the New Discover Boating,  Miami International Boat Show. Info@missf.org.

    Wednesday, January 26, 2022
    .  10 am. Virtual meeting. Port Everglades Trade Partner Webinar Series. Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) Presented by Ms. Yeseira A. Diaz and Mr. Eric O. Mintz – South Florida Area Representatives.  Ms. Diaz and Mr. Mintz will provide an overview of the FMC role, functions, services, and the most recent FMC regulatory changes for the maritime industry.  rbarcelo@broward.org www.porteverglades.net

    Fincantieri, Bay Shipbuilding announced it has started construction on the largest liquefied natural gas (LNG) bunkering barge ever built in the U.S.  The newbuild, expected to be completed in late 2023, is being built for Port Everglades Association member Crowley, who will operate the vessel under a long-term charter with Shell NA LNG, LLC. The 416-foot vessel, which will have the capacity for 12,000 cubic meters (3.17 million gallons) of LNG, will be the largest Jones Act-compliant vessel of its kind Serving the U.S. East Coast, it will be used to help expand current LNG network capacity and meet demands for cleaner energy sources for ships.

    With nearly 100 cruise ships now back in service from U.S. ports, the world’s number one cruise market will see over 250,000 berths sailing from its homeports in January.  According to the latest  Cruise Industry News, while over U.S. 20 ports are serving as starting point for numerous cruises during the month, Florida continues to concentrate most of the country’s capacity. With major homeports, the Sunshine State serves as a getaway to the Caribbean and the Bahamas, with Port Miami, Port Everglades and Port Canaveral leading the way. Together, these ports serve as base for 55 cruise ships, concentrating nearly 160,000 berths.

    Tuesday, March 8, 2022.  Deepening and Widening Port Everglades Project.  Calling all Port Everglades Association members interested in this project to save the date on their calendar for 3pm and 6pm virtual meetings.  Details to follow soon from the U.S. Army Corps pf Engineering, Broward County. 

    Friday, April 22, 2022. the Coast Guard Foundation will return to Ft. Lauderdale to host its annual Tribute to the Coast Guard 7th District event in-person at the Marriott Harbor Beach Resort. This year’s event will honor Seabulk, with the award being accepted by their Chairman and CEO, Dan Thorogood. info@coastguardfoundation.org

    Tuesday, 26 – Thursday, 28, April, 2022.  Seatrade Expo.  Miami Convention Center. www.seatrade.com  

    Friday, June 10, 2022.  Save the date for our Annual Economic Engine Performance Report. Table Sponsors and Reservations now being accepted.

    Executive Director. Lori Baer, Port Everglades Association 954.463.2801 www.portbiz.org.


  • PEA February 4 Board meeting and Luncheon Program will be held OUTSIDE under the Pavilion.



  • Economic Engine Performance Report® 2022

    The 2022 Economic Engine Performance Report program, Mark the day on your calendar.


  • Port Everglades Association 2021 Calendar

  • Port Everglades Association 2022 Calendar

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