• 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  



    “We salute International Seafarers’ Day,

    Friday, June 25, 2021”


    WEDNESDAY, JUNE 23, 2021.  Our next monthly Port Everglades Association meeting, Friday, July 2, 2021, will be at Lauderdale Yacht Club, luncheon program starts at 11.45 am. Michael Britton, Managing Director, Sealand-Maersk Company, Americas will present “The State of the Container Shipping Industry.”  Mr. Britton will offer insights on the container industry and also provide an overview of Sealand service to and from South Florida and Port Everglades. Sealand is part of A. P. Moller Maersk which delivers inland and outgoing transport, supply chain services and digital solutions. Plus, Port Everglades activities update by Port Director, Jonathan Daniels. Special thanks to our sponsors, Florida International Terminals, LLC., BA Local 1526, and TYLIN International.  The event is SOLD OUT!  954.463.2801.

    Friday, October 15, 2021. Port Everglades Association Annual Golf Tournament. Please make sure you save the date! It’s not too early to start planning! We will be back at beautiful Plantation Preserve Golf Course and Club with a 1pm Shotgun start. Arrival is 11am for lunch and check-in. This popular event will sell out so we recommend you contact Port Everglades Association office now to reserve your foursome. A foursome is $1,200 and includes a tee sign. Sponsorships are also still available, $5,000, $4,000 and $3,000. All sponsorships INCLUDE your foursome. Reservation 954.463.2801.

    Royal Caribbean International embarked on its first simulated voyage last Sunday as the cruise industry continues moving in the direction of resuming regular sailings. This is viewed as a significant milestone for an industry in the path to bring cruising back to the U.S. that has been shut down for over 15 months due to the COVID-19 pandemic More than 40 executives with nine Presidents, CEOs and/or Chairmen from cruise companies came together at Port Miami on Tuesday to embark on the first live event since COVID-19 for Florida-Caribbean Cruise Association (FCCA). There were 200 attendees for a day of workshops and networking to help prepare for the return of cruising. In May, the U.S. hotel industry recorded its highest monthly performance levels since before the beginning of the pandemic.  Occupancy reached 59.3 per cent. The highest for any month since February, 2020.  The Tide is Turning!

    Friday, June 25, 2021
    The world will celebrate International Seafarers Day.  This body of valuable workers are often overlooked and are essential workers. Covid 19 has taught us to do a better job in being kind to seafarers.  We salute all seafarers!

    Saturday, July 3, 2021 10 am Mary Anne Gray. President & Executive Director Broward Navy Days, Inc. 2010 - 2020 CELEBRATION OF LIFE and Posthumous Presentation of the U.S. Coast Guard’s Distinguished Public Service Award by Rear Admiral Eric Jones. Memorial donations may be made to the Broward Navy Days, Inc. Mary Anne Gray Scholarship Fund. RSVP by June 25: Elegant Brunch will be served. Dress: Summer whites. JW@BrowardNavyDaysInc.org

    Wednesday, July 14, 2021. This Week in Maritime’s
    panel will be discussing “Return to Cruising.” Check out www.thisweekinmaritime.com If you would like to be a speaker or panelist in future discussions you may sign up online. 

    Wednesday, August 11, 2021. 10am Port Everglades Trade Partner Webinar Series via Zoom.  Presentation on Brazil which is Port Everglades’ number three commercial trade partner.  In 2019, trade value exceeded U$1,675 billion making Brazil trade a key component of our port’s overall cargo activity.  rbarcelo@broward.org  954.468.0177. 

    Wednesday, August 11, 2021, 11am-2 pm. American Caribbean Association Foundation in association with Caribbean Association of National Training Authorities (CANTA) and The University of Trinidad and Tobago (UTT) present Caribbean Youth Job Opportunities webinar.  www.u.yy/maritime-linkup  

    Saturday, September 25, 2021 Port Everglades Association Board member Cliff Berry will be the honoree for the 25th Anniversary International Golden Compass Award Gala. A huge honor and well deserved.  Congratulations Cliff! Great organization helping crew members from around the world who sail on ships at Port Everglades. More details www.seafarershouse.org.

    Monday, September 27-Thursday, September 30, 2021, Seatrade Cruise Expo,
    Miami Beach Convention Center.  A virtual event will run alongside.  Registration now open.  www.seatrade-cruise.com.

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




  • Economic Engine Performance Report® 2021

    The 2021 Economic Engine Performance Report program was a complete success.

  • Economic Engine Performance Report® 2021 on NBC 6
  • 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. 

  • 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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