• 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, SEPTEMBER 17, 2020. South Florida is now Turning the Tide to Phase 2.  www.broward.org/coronavirus Broward continues to move forward  towards a full Phase 2, thanks to the community’s continued efforts and increased  compliance  with Emergency Orders. Additional openings are expected in Broward in the coming weeks including the 61st Annual Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show.  Wednesday – Sunday, October 28 – November 1.

    See you at our next PEA meeting which is planned for Friday, October 2 at Tropical Acres.   Program features:  Protecting our Port Everglades. Around-the-clock collaborative efforts help keep us safe and secure while averting dangerous circumstances. Speakers: Glenn Wiltshire, Deputy Port Director; Chief Harris Henbest, Broward Sheriff’s Fire Rescue, Port Everglades; Rob O. Jenkins, Director of Security, Port Everglades. Executive Port Director, Jonathan Daniels will present a special briefing. Sponsors are G.F.C. Crane, L.S.N Partners and Stiles. You may register on-line at www.portbiz.org.

    Tuesday, September 22.
    Broward County Commissioners continue consider adoption of Port Everglades 2020-2021 proposed budget, Executive Port Director, Jonathan Daniels presented. www.broward.org/Budget

    Miami Dade Commission Chairwoman, Rebeca Sosa, hosted cruise lines’ C. E. O’s who met virtually last week to inform lawmakers the industry is ready to resume returning to service based on appropriate and science-based health and safety protocols.  The commissioners and C.E.O’s blasted the C.D.C. for lack of support in moving ahead, noting Europe has moved ahead with cruising.

    This Week in Maritime – The Roundtable Discussion with Maritime Experts is every Wednesday.  All welcome! It’s free! Next discussion, Wednesday, September 24. 8.30 am EDT. Registration: aa@tms-fla.com

    Sea Farers House, Port Everglades, International Golden Compass Virtual Gala.  Saturday, September 26, 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm EDT.   This year, guests will enjoy unique surprises, silent and live auctions, entertainment, an award presentation and more! This Gala supports spiritual and practical care for hardworking men and women of the maritime industry. 954-734-1580. www.seafarershouse.org

    The 39th Annual Port Everglades Association Golf Tournament, Friday, October 16 at beautiful Plantation Preserve Golf Course and Club is SOLD OUT. If you would like to play, please reach out ASAP to PEA staff and we will put your name on a priority wait list.

    The Women Leading Broward (WLB) initiative designed exclusively for women leaders, the goals of which are to promote the professional advancement of women, enhance women's awareness of their own potential, increase the visibility of women leaders in our community and help participants to grow their leadership skills. Virtual meeting will take place Wednesday, October 14, 1pm via Zoom.  www.leadershipbroward.org

    Save the date!  Friday, April 16, 2021.  Port Everglades Association presents our 13th Annual Economic Engine Performance Report, to be held at Signature Grand.

    Port Everglades Association office is always ready to accommodate you should you need an office for a meeting or conference call when at the Port. Remember we are in high hurricane season, be prepared!

    Lori Baer, Executive Director. P.E.A.  loribaer@portbiz.org 954.463.2801 www.portbiz.org




    39th  Annual Seaport Golf Tournament 


  • 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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