• 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, December 1, 2021 ‘Tis the Holiday Season and as we wind down 2021, we look forward to a festive month kicking it off with our Monthly Luncheon Program & Annual Toy Drive at Lauderdale Yacht Club, 11.45am this Friday. December 3, 2021. Then it’s on to a new, exciting 2022 which we anticipate will be full of prosperity.   

    With 2022 in mind, and planning for the New Year, it’s our pleasure to announce our new Port Everglades Association Officers and Executive Committee. President: Patrick Collins, Crowley.  Vice President: Cliff Berry, CBI.  Treasurer: Ellen DeRose, WSP.  Secretary: Lori Brantley, Hyde Shipping.  Immediate Past President: Richard Vogel, Vecenergy.  Golf Chair: Fred Rogacki, IWS. EEPR Chair: David Candib, Carnival Corporation. Governance Chair: Anitra Lanczi, Lanczi Law.  Environment Chair: Dr. Richard Dodge, NSU.  Executive Director. Lori Baer, PEA.

    This Friday, at our Luncheon Program
    we present Industry Panelists who will focus on 2022 Vision for the Maritime Industry.  Setting eyes on opportunities as the industry continues to grapple with a host of challenges from worker shortages to supply chain bottlenecks emerging from COVID to safety and security at the Port – and envision how we may turn them into opportunities here at Port Everglades.  The diverse panel of industry leaders includes Ben Buben, COO, AMPORTS Inc., Rodney Corrigan, President, LOGISTEC Stevedoring Inc. Jonathan Daniels, CEO, Port Director, Port Everglades and Chief Harris Henbest, Broward Sheriff’s Office Fire Rescue. Moderator is Port Everglades Association member, Chuck Maravolo. 954.463.2801. We are SOLD OUT! See you there!

    Don’t forget your toy or gift for The Annual Toy/Gift Drive
    for children in our Community this Friday at our luncheon. Three Organizations will be the recipients of our goodwill this year receiving your donations. All are very well established and all based right in downtown Fort Lauderdale. They combine for 220 children ages 2-12. The Red School House, New Generation Learning Center and Prophecy Child Care. Very special thank you to our Port Everglades Association members, Moffatt & Nichol and Dickey Consulting Services for coordinating and fully handling the delivery of the gifts to the organizations. 

    This week, Port Everglades welcomed Enchanted Princess for a Plaque and Keys Ceremony for her Inaugural Sailing.  Princess Cruises’ newest cruise ship, Enchanted Princess is home porting at Port Everglades.  The 145,000-ton Enchanted Princess fits 3,660 guests. Welcome aboard!

    The trucking industry was affected by logistics and supply chain issues and personnel shortages last year, but many analysts have predicted a strong recovery. Since mid-year last year, freight demand has continued to regain its momentum. Trucking companies still face several challenges, especially to recruit professional drivers. The industry continues working to meet demand. 2020 saw a 36% increase from 2019 in the number of entities, almost 58,000.

    Thursday, December 9, 2021. Port Everglades Trade Partner Virtual Webinar Series:  Features Brazil, Santos Port Authority presented by Mr. Fernando Biral – C. E. O. for the latest. Brazil is Port Everglades’ # 3 commercial trade partner.  Robert Barcelo rbarcelo@broward.org 954 468 0177 www.porteverglades.net

    Wednesday, December 15, 2021Balearia Caribbean celebrates their 10th Anniversary with a “Taste of Spain” in Terminal 21, Port Everglades, 10am. 866.699.6988

    Saturday, January 1, 2022 The U.S. Coast Guard
    will begin enforcing the Transportation Worker Identification Card Reader (TWIC).  After multiple delays, this rule will be going into effect for facilities that receive vessels certificated to carry more than 1,000 passengers.

    Friday, June 10, 2022.  Save the date for our Annual Economic Engine Performance Report. The Briefing for businesses from Broward County’s Airport, Seaport, Tourism Leaders gives us insight into our strategic path forward.11.30am, Signature Grand.  Table Sponsors and Reservations now being accepted.

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


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