• 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, MAY 13, 2021. Port Everglades’ workers can get vaccinated at the port!  Port Everglades is working with the State of Florida to support the ongoing response to the COVID-19 pandemic by arranging for COVID-19 vaccinations on-site at the Port.  All Port Everglades workers, including ship’s crew members, will be able to receive the COVID-19 vaccine at Cruise Terminal 4 in the new Heron Garagefrom 8 am - 5 pm daily, seven days a week until Friday, June 25, 2021. Vaccination is Johnson and Johnson. The first dose of the Pfizer two-dose vaccine will also be available until Friday, May 21, 2021, three weeks later the second dose will be administered. Arrangements can also be made for healthcare workers to board vessels to administer vaccines to crew at the berth. The site is set up for drive-through business, but walk ups are welcome as well.  954.523.3404.

    Friday, June 4, 2021.
    11.30am-1.45pm Signature Grand. Port Everglades Association’s Annual Economic Engine Performance Report.  The Annual Briefing for Business from Airport, Seaport & Tourism Leaders. Our featured panel is Jonathan Daniels, Port Director; Mark Gale, Broward County Aviation Department; Stacy Ritter, Visit Lauderdale; Heiko Dubrikow, Moderator; Steve Geller, Mayor, Broward County; Gretchen Cassini MAP Transportation Surtax; David Candib, Carnival Corporation, Event Chairman; Richard Vogel, Vecenergy, Port Everglades Association President. Port Everglades Association members get one seat at no charge.  We greatly appreciate the support of our Premium Sponsors: CRA and City of Hollywood, Dania Pointe, Great Lakes Dredge & Dock, ORION, Sheltair, WSP. We are also grateful for the generous support of our other Major Sponsors: Bermello Ajamil & Partners, Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport, Moss, Seabulk Towing, Turner Construction, Total Marine Solutions, Carnival Corp., Royal Caribbean, Margaritaville Hollywood Beach Resort. Now accepting reservations, 954.463.2801.

    Friday, May 14, 2021,
    8am-9.30am via Zoom. Greater Hollywood Chamber of Commerce presents Port Everglades update, Broward’s Economic Engine.  Featured speaker, Jonathan Daniels, Chief Executive & Port Director, Port Everglades.  Free registration to PEA members, use PORT2021 code. www.hollywoodchamber.orgMichael@hollywoodchamber.org

    Tuesday, May 18, 2021, Disney Cruise Line could set sail from Port Everglades as soon as 2022! Broward County Commissioners will meet to discuss a waiver for the "competitive selection requirements" required to negotiate marine terminals will be sought. If a deal is reached, one ship from the magical cruise line's fleet would call Fort Lauderdale home in 2022-2023. "The economic impact to Broward County will be in job creation, job retention, the generation of personal income and state and local taxes from both the cruise line’s operations as well as the spending of cruise passengers traveling to the area for their cruise," the recommendation read. In the past, Disney Cruise Line ships have only called Port Everglades home due to storm diversions from their primary homeports. Under the proposed deal with Disney, the Fort Lauderdale port would be looking at a year-round ship capable of carrying around 3,500.

    Wednesday, June 16, 2021. 8.30am. This Week in Maritime   Roundtable discussion with Maritime Experts    next month will be  a fair future for seafarers in recognition of Day of the Seafarer on Friday, June 25, 2021. aa@tms-fla.com.

    Wednesday, June 16, 2021, 10am. Port Everglades Trade Partner Webinar Series Chile: Puerto San Antonio - bringing Chile’s Commerce to the World Presented by Luis Knaak Quezada – General Manager, who will update us on operations, and investments.  Chile is Port Everglades’ number four commercial trade partner.  Overall trade valued at U.S. $1,554 billion, making Chilean trade a key component of our port’s overall cargo activity.   rbarcelo@broward.org

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



  • Congratulations to PEA member Fred Rogacki and the IWS team for this significant recognition from USDA!

    Congratulations to PEA member Fred Rogacki and the IWS team for this significant recognition from USDA!

  • Lifetime Achievement Award to Cliff Berry, Sr.

    Cliff Berry Inc. is a world renowned environmental services firm that Cli Berry Sr. founded 60 years ago. Nobody outworked Cliff Berry Sr. who remains vibrant and committed and continues to work every day.


    It is a fact that Cliff Berry Sr. designed the Port Everglades first petroleum manifold by hand on the back of an envelope because he saw a need for it. The company he founded has given excellent jobs to hundreds of workers over six decades. He is equally known for his lifetime of benevolence through support to many charities and organizations in Broward County. Port Everglades Association is privileged to bestow the Lifetime Achievement Award to Cliff Berry Sr. 

  • 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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      Back during the Crane Rail work on the Docks
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