• 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, JANUARY 14, 2021.  Corona virus vaccine is being distributed in Broward County.  Hospital partners are continuing to vaccinate frontline workers and individuals 65+ when vaccine supplies are available. Also, there are four vaccination sites in Broward County providing free vaccines to those who have secured an appointment on line.  Information, www.floridahealth.gov

    Our PEA meeting last week focused on how cruise lines and Port Everglades are preparing for resumption of sailing. Many thanks to our presenters, it was most informative and gave us a great deal of comfort to know strategic preparations are taking place. Our next PEA meeting on Friday, February 5, 2021, will also be virtual however we anticipate we will be back at our home location at Lauderdale Yacht Club for our Friday, March 5, 2021 meeting.

    This week Port Everglades welcomed the first cargo ship to transit on the newly designated U.S. Maritime Administration’s (MARAD) Marine Highway M-10 from Houston to Port Everglades to Puerto Rico. National Shipping of America (NSA) and its American-flagged containerized cargo ship, National Glory, picked up containers at Sun Terminals (King Ocean) in Port Everglades for delivery to the Port of San Juan, Puerto Rico.  Port Everglades Director Jonathan Daniels was on site with Port staff to greet the ship and present a plaque to commemorate the first call of the new service to Captain Darl Langford.  Port Everglades received approval this month from the U.S. Department of Transportation, MARAD, for the Marine Highway designation. Marine Highways are navigable waterways that can be used as alternate options to traditional transportation methods. In NSA’s case, cargo bound for South Florida is traditionally moved by truck from Texas. The new M-10/M-95/M-2 Marine Highway will take those containers off the roads, thereby reducing traffic, improving emissions and efficiency.

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Jacksonville District has released a Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Study (DSEIS) for Port Everglades Harbor Improvements project for public review and comment.  The DSEIS and associated documents are available on the district’s website.  www.usace.army.mil  Also, Virtual Public Meetings will be held on Thursday, January 21, 2021 at 3 pm and 6 pm.  Public comments must be received by Monday, February 1, 2021 for consideration. Send comments or questions to: porteverglades@usace.army.milThe DSEIS and associated documents are available on the District’s site at www.saj.usace.army.mil/About/Divisions-Offices/Planning/Environmental-Branch/Environmental-Documents. Click on Broward County and scroll down to Port Everglades Harbor to review the project documents.

    This Week in Maritime Roundtable Discussion with Maritime Experts every other Wednesday.  Yesterday, the presentation focused on “the distribution of the vaccine.”- logistics of getting our seafarers vaccinated one small but critical step in ending the seafarers' humanitarian crisis. All welcome, it’s free, not recorded. Next discussion Wednesday, February 19, 2021. 8.30 am EDT.  Discussion on Brexit and Biden, global impact on global changes. Information, aa@tms-fla.com.

    Port Everglades Trade Partner Webinar Series featuring Sociedad Portuaria Regional de Cartagena presented by Mr. Giovanni Benedetti, V. P. Sales and Marketing who will provide an update on latest developments and outlook for 2021.  Columbia is Port Everglades number five commercial trade partner.  Tomorrow, Friday, January 15, 2021 10am-11am. Virtual meeting via Microsoft Team.  www.porteverglades.net  Information:  rbarcelo@broward.org

    Broward Navy Days has announced that Fleet Week has been postponed until May, 2022 due to Covid 19 Pandemic.  Currently being planned is a virtual Fleet Week, this Spring, details to come.

    Save the date!  Our 13th Annual Economic Engine Performance Report is Friday, June 4, 2021 at Signature Grand. Briefing is from Broward’s Airport, Seaport & Tourism Leaders

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



  • 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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