• 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, APRIL 8, 2021.  All Broward County residents are eligible to receive any Covid-19 vaccine as prescribed by the Food and Drug Administration.  Eligible residents can visit www.myvaccine.fl.gov to pre-register for the vaccine.

    Port Everglades Association joins South Florida in mourning the passing this week of U.S. Congressman Alcee Hastings.  He was a giant fearless fighter for justice, the equality and opportunity for all.  He will be sorely missed.

    Tomorrow, Friday, April 9, 2021 is our Port Everglades Association Meeting in person at Lauderdale Yacht Club. Featuring: “The Frontline of Climate Change Response” presented .by Jason Bird, CFM, Florida Resilience Practice Leader and the US South Water Resources Regional Solutions Lead at Jacobs Engineering Group.  FPL presentation by Ben Wesley, FPL External Affairs Manager. Port Everglades Director Jonathan Daniels will update us on Port Activities.  Thanks to our Sponsors, The Loomis Co. and Eller ITO Stevedoring Co. Deputy Administrator of the United States Maritime Administration, Lucella Lessley, will be a guest virtual speaker at Port Everglades Association Board Meeting. The Deputy Administrator will discuss initiatives for the maritime industry in the Biden Administration.  The program is SOLD OUT!

    CDC Says Cruises Possible by Mid-Summer. U.S. cruises could resume by mid-summer with restrictions, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention said Tuesday after Carnival Corporation., the largest operator, threatened to relocate ships to other markets. Shares of cruise companies rose in after-market trading with this news. The industry has been pressuring the CDC; noting that hotels and theme parks have reopened. This week, Port Everglades Association, Executive Director, Lori Baer sent a letter, on behalf of our members to our Broward Congressional District urging their support for cruise ships to sail again in July.

    Yesterday, Port Everglades’ Trade Partner Webinar Series hosted National Shipping of America (NSA). "Providing an Ocean Alternative to Inland Transportation." The marine highway between Houston, Fort Lauderdale   has cut down significantly on emissions, time and is cost efficient.  NSA services Puerto Rico from Fort Lauderdale www.natship.com

    Monday, April 12 – Wednesday, April 14, 2021
    Seatrade Cruise Virtual Event Series.    Deputy Port Director Glenn Wiltshire will be a panelist for the COVID-19 response discussion on Monday, April 12, 11am  - 11:45am EDT. www.seatradeevents.com 

    April 14, 2021, at 10 AM EST. Port Everglades Trade Partner Webinar Series will hold its sixth installment of the year.  The focus will be on the Dominican Republic.  rbarcelo@broward.org 

    Wednesday, April 14, 2021. This Week in Maritime   Roundtable next discussion with Maritime Experts focuses on Handling Human Resources Operations in the Face of Covid. 8.30 am EDT.aa@tms-fla.com.

    Thursday, April 21 – Friday, May 7, 2021 Fleet Week. The Navy and Coast Guard may not be able to send ships to Port Everglades again this year due to COVID, but Sailors, Marines and Coast Guardsmen will be in South Florida, thanks to social media and streaming apps. There will be performances by Navy Band Southeast, U.S. Marine Band and U.S. Marine Drum & Bugle Corps, virtual ship tours, including classes of ships that don't normally visit during Fleet Week Port Everglades. www.browardnavydaysinc.org

    Thursday, April 22, 2021. Royal Caribbean
    International President and CEO will be delivering the keynote address at Marine Hotel Association (MHA) Virtual Conference/Trade Show. www.mhaweb.org

    Monday, May 31, 2021. Is the deadline to sign up for a booth at XXlX Latin American Congress of Ports November 29 – December 1, 2021. Take a tour of the exhibit area and be an early bird. wwwaapalatinamerica.com. 

    Friday, June 4, 2021.
     11.30 am-1.30 pm   Signature Grand.  Save the date!    Port Everglades Association’s Annual Economic Engine Performance Report.   Our feature panel discussion is with the heads of Broward’s airport, seaport, tourism   and   transportation   project funding.                                              

    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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