• 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.

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    "Turn the Tide” Task Force Bulletin 

    Port Everglades Association  

     

     

    WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 2020.  As we reflect on 2020 and appreciate our holiday with family and friends near and far, this year we wish you all a safe, Happy Thanksgiving.  Bless all!

    The tragedy of this coronavirus continues to plague us. We must be the best stewards of our community and industry therefore we will NOT be meeting in-person at Tropical Acres, Friday, December 6 for our Holiday Luncheon meeting.  We will switch to a virtual WebEx format at 12 noon and proceed with our excellent presentation by Dick Slater of MOSS and Port Director Jonathan Daniels, “No Hedging on Dredging: Port Project Progresses”. We will present the most-deserved Lifetime Achievement Award to Cliff Berry Sr.

    In following our tradition of our Holiday Toy Drive to our community children, PLEASE bring your toys to our PEA office not later than Wednesday, December 2 at your convenience or it would be our pleasure to collect them from your office.  If you have already RSVP’d for December 4, an email will be sent shortly from CAMILO MACHADO for your WebEx link to join our event right at noon. If you have not yet responded but would like to attend this virtual format, please RSVP to our PEA office by phone or email. We thank you for your understanding.

    Looking forward, we plan to hold our luncheon meeting Friday, January 8, 2021 at Fort Lauderdale Yacht Club.  We are returning to our old home which has been completely renovated.  See you there!

    Congratulations to CenterPoint who instituted a multitude of sustainability measures on the 7-acre, 151,000 SF property at Port Everglades to earn the Florida Green certification.

    This Week in Maritime
    Roundtable Discussion with Maritime Experts, weekly, Wednesdays. Next discussion, Piracy, Wednesday, December 2.  8.30 am EDT.  All welcome, it’s free, not recorded. aa@tms-fla.com

    Port Everglades Webinar Series.  Honduras: Operadora Portuaria Centro Americana (OPC) bringing Honduras commerce to the world.  Tuesday, December 15, 10: 00 a.m.  to 11:00 a.m. Presented by Mr. Valmir Araujo - Commercial Director. Honduras is Port Everglades’ #1 commercial trade partner at US$2,019.billion in overall trade.  Information rbarcelo@broward.org

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

    Remember Port Everglades Association
    office is available to members for meeting when at the port.

    Should you have any job positions, information you would like to post, please contact me. Let me also take this opportunity to thank you for being outstanding valued members of Port Everglades Association.  It is my pleasure to serve you and we look forward to a prosperous 2021.
    Lori Baer, Executive Director, Port Everglades Association 954.463.2801.  www.portbiz.org


     

     

  • Dear PEA Members,

    We are truly sorry to have to cancel our in-person luncheon program at Tropical Acres December 4.

    The tragedy of this coronavirus continues to plague us. We must be the best stewards of our community and industry that we can possibly be and for this reason we will NOT be meeting in-person at Tropical Acres next Friday.

    We WILL switch to a virtual WebEx format and proceed with our excellent presentation by Dick Slater of MOSS and Port Director Jonathan Daniels, “No Hedging on Dredging: Port Project Progresses”. We will also proceed with the most-deserved Lifetime Achievement Award to Cliff Berry Sr.

    Moreover, we will deliver beautiful toys/gifts to children in our community as is our proud history at holiday time. Won’t you PLEASE bring your toys to our PEA office not later than Wednesday, December 2. We will also be happy to come and pick them up from you!

    If you have already RSVP’d for December 4 you will be sent a WebEx link to join our event right at noon December 4. Please look for the link to be sent from CAMILO MACHADO. If you have not yet responded but would like to attend this virtual format, please RSVP to our PEA office by phone or email.

    Board members please note there will NOT be a separate board WebEx. Board materials and a year-end message will be sent by email and will ask for your review and approval by return email.

    We thank you for your understanding of our need to switch to a WebEx format. Let me also take this opportunity to thank you for being outstanding valued members of Port Everglades Association.

    Wishing you and your families a most blessed Thanksgiving holiday,


  • 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
    MEDIA CONTACT
    Ellen Kennedy
    Port Everglades Business Development/Communications

    PHONE:  
    954-468-3508 or 954-868-0220
    EMAILekennedy@broward.org


     

  • MAJOR PORT PROJECTS CONTINUE FULL SPEED 

     

     

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      Back during the Crane Rail work on the Docks
  • Port Everglades Association 2021 Calendar


  • Port Everglades Association 2020 Calendar

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