• 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, March 29, 2023.  This week Broward Convention Center which has been beautifully renovated was standing tall in welcoming SEATRADE which has over 10,000 attendees, 80+ cruise lines, 85+ countries represented, 45+ hours of networking and 500 exhibitors. F&B Sea took place in Terminal 2, Port Everglades. The huge event brought increased revenues to the hospitality and hotel outlets in the surrounding area! 2023 global cruise numbers and intent to cruise is higher than pre-pandemic levels.  Cruise tourism is rebounding faster than international tourism, with the global passenger count forecast to reach 106% of 2019 levels in 2023, or 31.5m, according to Cruise Lines International Association. www.seatrade.com.

    Friday, March 31, 2023.  See you at the Port Everglades Association Luncheon at Lauderdale Yacht Club, 11.30am. Our featured presentation is  Cary Davis, V P Government & General Counsel, American Association of Port Authorities presenting “A view from Washington” discussing Legislative & Regulatory issues as well as AAPA initiatives relevant to U.S.  seaports and particularly Port Everglades.  Mr. Davis joins us as a specially invited guest of Jonathan Daniels, Port Everglades Director and CEO who looks to interact with him in focusing on matters with greatest impact to Port Everglades and Broward County.          SOLD OUT. 954.463.2801

    Friday, June 9, 2023. We are proud to announce we are SOLD OUT for our 15th Annual Economic Engine Performance Report Business Luncheon Program at Broward County Convention Center. Our panelists will give an overview of activities and future plans of the Airport, Port, Tourism and Transportation in Broward County. We appreciate and are gratified for the support we have received from our Port Everglades Association Members, Sponsors and Table Hosts.  We are accepting a wait list for Table Hosts and Single Seats. Port Everglades Association members may reserve one seat at no cost as a benefit of membership. 954.463.2801.www.portbiz.org

    Port Everglades
    is an Epicenter for International Trade and we are proud of it.  There are 110 million residents and seasonal visitors within an 80-mile radius. Port Everglades is the second largest U.S. gateway for trade with Latin America, moving 12.5 percent of all U.S./Latin American trade. The port’s diversified cargo mix includes containers, refrigerated cargo, new and used automobiles and trucks, dry bulk, breakbulk, project cargo, RO/RO, and liquid bulk. Approximately one-third of the transportation fuels consumed in Florida are stored and distributed by companies located within Port Everglades, including jet fuel for five international airports. In addition to cargo operations, Port Everglades hosts nearly four million cruise passenger movements annually. www.floridaport.org

    Disney Cruise Line has announced the inaugural dates and itineraries for its new island destination Lighthouse Point in The Bahamas. After the inaugural voyage, Lighthouse Point will be a featured port of call on select three-, four- and five-night sailings to The Bahamas and the Caribbean aboard the Disney Magic departing from Fort Lauderdale. Five special departures will feature stops at both Disney Cruise Line Island destinations. www.disneycruises.com

    Europe agrees to ‘ground-breaking’ shipping decarbonization deal.  If the Earth is the playing field and cruise lines are the players, the referees could very well be European Union decarbonization regulators. Ships (above 5,000 gross tons) will have to gradually reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by cutting the amount of GHG in the energy they use by 2% as of 2025 escalating to 80% by 2050. This will affect international shipping whose voyages start or end in the EU. www.joc.com

    Sunday, 23 – Sunday 30 April, 2023 It’s Fleet Week!   Port Everglades & Broward Navy Days, Inc. is anticipating visits by 3 - 5 U.S. Navy and Coast Guard ships, as well as a contingent of U.S. Marines, to South Florida. Stay tuned for more information. www.browardnavydaysinc.org.

    Monday, 24 – Thursday, 27 April, 2023 PIANC AMERICA 2023 Conference & Biennial Technical Visit.  Sustaining Ports, Waterways and Marinas through a Changing Climate. Embassy Suites Hotel, 17th Street. www.piancamerica2023.org

    Friday, April 26, 2023. Port Everglades Trade Partner Webinar Series 10am-11am EST Webinar via Microsoft Teams featuring: Colombia. Sociedad Portuaria Regional de Cartagena.  Presented by Mr. Giovanni Benedetti,     V. P. Sales & Marketing who will provide an update on Cartagena’s latest development as well as an outlook for the coming year.  Colombia is Port Everglades’ #7 commercial trade partner.  In 2022, the overall trade value exceeded U$1,280 billion, making Colombian trade a key component of our port’s overall cargo activity. Robert Barceló, 954.468 0177.  Mobile: 954.253.4407. [email protected]

    Thursday, May 11, 2023 Tourism Luncheon 12 noon. Broward Convention Center. Celebrating National Travel & Tourism Week and everyone in Greater Fort Lauderdale Tourism Industry who provides exceptional experience. Stay tuned!

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


  • We are proud to announce the 2022
    Leadership Excellence Recognition
    Awards Recipients.

    It is the highest Annual Honor bestowed on Members for their Community Participation, Annual Support of Port Everglades, Kindness and Generosity.

    Bill Burke, Paradise Bank

    Vilguins Louissaint and Prosper Jean-Jacques, Accordia Shipping

    Alexandra Anagnostis-Irons, Total Marine Solutions

    Cliff Berry Sr. and Cliff Berry Jr., CBI

    Patrick Collins, CBI

    Kris Hopkins, Seafarers International

    Justin Weir, FIT

    Congratulations to all!

  • The 2023Economic Engine Performance Report program, Mark the day on your calendar.



  • Port Everglades Association 2022 Calendar

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