• 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.

  • Broward County Commission confirmed the County Administrator's appointment of Joseph Morris as Port Director of Broward County's Port Everglades Department.

    BROWARD COUNTY, FL - On June 18, 2024, the Broward County Commission confirmed the County Administrator's appointment of Joseph Morris as Port Director of Broward County's Port Everglades Department.

    Morris currently serves as the Port Director for the Massachusetts Port Authority where he has worked for four years, originally as Deputy Port Director of Operations. He is expected to begin at Port Everglades on July 15, 2024.

    "As one of the leading economic engines in Broward County, it is essential that we continue to have a strong leader at the helm of Port Everglades. Joe was selected after an exhaustive national search that included input from a variety of port stakeholders. Joe is a visionary who brings vast international experience and understands the vital economic role that a seaport plays in a community," said Broward County Administrator Monica Cepero. "Joe has proven to be an exceptional leader throughout his private sector and public service career in the port industry, with more than 25 years of diverse experience in seaport, transportation, government, and business management."

    At Port Everglades, Morris will oversee the seaport's vast maritime business that generates more than $26.5 billion in economic activity statewide annually, supports nearly 11,000 local direct jobs, and results in more than $925 million in state and local taxes.

    "The County and Port Everglades have an unparalleled reputation for cultivating an inclusive economic environment where everyone has the opportunity to succeed, and I'm looking forward to joining the staff and its community partners in advancing the Port's position locally, regionally, and globally," said Morris.

    During his time at the Massachusetts Port Authority, Morris has been responsible for managing cargo and cruise operations, multiple real estate properties, five public parks, and public access properties. He steers business development efforts, including the first new shipping line to call Boston home in more than seven years, and develops capital investment plans. Morris also oversees 51 staff in the Massport Police Department, responsible for port facility security at terminals (cruise, container) as well as in the public domain (parks, and areas of South Boston). Morris has worked with government authorities representing multiple countries including Costa Rica, the Netherlands, Denmark, and Great Britain, and led teams responsible for planning vessel, rail, gate, and yard operations for the largest container terminal in the United States of America, APM Terminals Los Angeles.

    Morris has a bachelor's degree in Business Management from the University of Phoenix. He also holds a Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Certification and successfully completed the MAGNUM and MAGNET accelerated leadership training programs through APM Terminals.

    About Port Everglades

    As one of Florida's leading economic generators, Broward County's 
    Port Everglades is the gateway for international trade and cruise vacations. Consistently ranked among the top three busiest cruise homeports in the world, Port Everglades is also one of the nation's leading container ports and South Florida's main seaport for receiving energy 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 $182.4 million in Fiscal Year 2023 (October 1, 2022, through September 30, 2023). It does not rely on local tax dollars for operations. The total value of economic activity related to Port Everglades is $26.5 billion. More than 192,000 Florida jobs are impacted by the port, including nearly 11,000 people who work for companies that provide direct services to Port Everglades. For more information on Port Everglades, visit PortEverglades.net or email [email protected].




    Port Everglades Association  

    Wednesday, June 19, 2024.  Remember its Hurricane Season.  Be prepared!  Tomorrow is the longest day of the year and then it’s Summer!  As Summer travel gets under way, have a safe, happy Summer with family and friends and boaters please be careful. 

    Friday, June 28, 2024.  Mark your calendar and save the date!  Our July Port Everglades Association Business Luncheon at Lauderdale Yacht Club will be on Friday, June 28th because of the holiday!  With a theme of “All Things New,” the program is to bring the latest on a major new logistics center, a dynamic superyacht repair and refit hub and the current update of Port Everglades’ master plan. Keynote speakers are John Forman, Assistant V. P., investments at Bridge Industrial, which is completing construction of a 170,892-square-foot industrial real estate facility adjacent to Port Everglades, at 2200 NE 7th Ave. in Dania Beach; Joel Shine, Chief Commercial Officer, Derecktor Shipyards, which counts among its facilities Florida’s most complete mega yacht yard, in Dania Beach, as well as a thriving Fort Pierce shipyard, Dean Fillichio, Director of Development, Informa, who recently moved to the Seagis Logistics Warehouse, adjacent Port Everglades.  Informa is a leading international events, digital services and academic research group, boat show producer founded in 2005, across the globe, in 30 countries. South Florida events include Seatrade expo in Miami, and the boat shows in Miami, Fort Lauderdale, and Palm Beach.  

    Philip Hadfield, V. P. Americas Ports & Marine Group of AECOM Technical Services Inc., who is spearheading development of the Port Everglades Master/Vision Plan Update. We are SOLD OUT! [email protected].  954.463.2801

    Friday, 13 – Saturday, 15, September, 2024.
    Port Everglades Association Summer Retreat, Fort Lauderdale to Bimini via Balearia Caribbean. Take a day trip ($199 pp) or stay for two nights at Hilton Resorts World ($299 dbl occ per room, per night + $45 room charge per night + transportation $199 pp.) Board Members only, free ferry.  Reservations 954.463.2801, [email protected].

    It is with great pleasure that Broward County Commission announces the appointment of Joseph Morris as Port Everglades CEO and Director.  It is anticipated he will start July 15, 2024.  Joe comes to us, after a national search, from Massachusetts Port Authority where he served as Port Director.  He has more than 25 years of diverse experience in seaport, transportation, government and business management.  Welcome Joe, Congratulations and we look forward to working with you.

    Broward County Commissioners Steve Geller, Hazelle Rogers and Michael Udine have gained new terms as Commissioners.  The County Commission’s newcomer will be Alexandra Davis, the Vice Mayor of Miramar, who won a County seat unopposed.  Other Commissioners are eligible to serve until 2026.  Broward County Commissioners oversee county services such as the Libraries, Regional Parks, Tax Collection, Property Assessments, Buses, Port Everglades, the Medical Examiner’s Office and the Airport. They also set the County Budget, which determines Tax Rates for Property Owners.

    Thursday, June 20, 2024.  44th Edition Port Everglades Trade Partner Webinar Series - Featuring: Florida International Terminal. (FIT) Presentation by Andrew Johnson, Commercial Director and George Previll, Operations Director who will provide an update on FIT’s development and plans.  FIT is Port Everglades’ terminal operator for Hapag-Lloyd, CMA-CGM, Maersk, Ocean Network Express (ONE), Cosco Shipping Lines and Chiquita. 10am – 11am. Microsoft teams.  E-registration Robert Barcelo 954.468.0177. [email protected]

    Monday, June 24, 2024.  Seafarers’ House: 1800 SE 32nd St., Fort Lauderdale in Port Everglades. 11am – 4pm.  Free! BBQ, Games, Raffle Prizes and more!  Thanks to all our sponsors – Roland & Loretta Malino Smith, Tropical Pol Co., The Crew Shop, The Church by the Sea, Seafarer’s Café by Big Chef, St. Benedicts Episcopal Church Plantation. All are welcome! 954.734.1580.

    Wednesday, June 26, 2024. Port Management Association of the Caribbean. (PMAC.) 27th Annual General Meeting. Paramaribo, Suriname. www.pmac-ports.com

    Thursday, June 27, 2024. 1:30-3:30PM for the second stakeholder meeting about the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) Feasibility Study of the I-595/McIntosh Road Flyover Ramp. Join us for the second FDOT Feasibility Study meeting where we will analyze and discuss the potential impact of five selected design alternatives. We encourage engagement and comments from stakeholders on how to maximize the success of Port Everglades. Administration Building.  1850 Eller Dr., Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33316.  Free. RSVP Everbrite.com/fdot. 954.468.3724.

    Saturday, September 28, 2024.  Seafarer’s 28th Annual International Golden Compass Awards Gala. Bahia Mar, Fort Lauderdale Beach.  Tickets from $100 pp. This year we are honoring Capt. A.J. McAllister, Senior V. P. McAllister.  Capt. A.J. is fifth generation McAllister, - a seafaring family! www.Seafarers.org. 954.734.1580.

    Thursday, October 10, 2024. American Caribbean Maritime Foundation 2024 Anchor Awards Lauderdale Yacht Club. Laura Hodges-Bethge, President, Celebrity Cruise Line, and Carlos Urriola, President, Manzanillo International Terminal will be honored. Now accepting Sponsors. Genieve Brown Metzger. 561.757.6881 www.acmfdn.org

    Lori Baer, Executive Director, Port Everglades Association. 954.463.2801. 

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