• 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, February 21, 2024. Lawmakers have three weeks remaining to the end of the 2024 Legislative Session. Lawmakers are now poised to begin budget negotiations in which they will determine allocations for Florida’s system of public seaports. They continue to tackle legislative proposals that could have an impact on the Sunshine State’s 16 seaports. For example, HB 1301, a transportation bill containing Florida Department of Transportation priorities, calls for creating a Supply Chain Innovation Grant Program.  Stay tuned!

    Friday, March 1, 2024, Mark your calendar for our next Port Everglades Association Business Luncheon, 11.30am – 1.30pm at Lauderdale Yacht Club.  - ‘Keeping the Port Moving Safely.’ From spearheading Broward County’s program for fully funded transportation projects to leading regional U.S. Customs and Border Protection efforts, speakers share a commitment to keeping our seaport moving in an efficient, secure manner.  Gretchen Cassini, Administrator of Broward’s Mobility Advancement Program, who plans to provide us an update on key projects advancing under the county’s 30-year transportation surtax plan, while Carlos C. Martel, Director of Field Operations at CBP’s Miami-Tampa Field Office, looks to furnish information on Federal Security endeavors at Florida ports of entry, including Port Everglades.  SOLD OUT! Look forward to seeing you there.  954.463.2801. 

    Friday, June 7, 2024.  Port Everglades Association presents the 16th Annual Economic Engine Performance Report with a Transportation Twist! Greater Fort Lauderdale, Broward County Convention Center. Transportation is our focus with a theme of “Planes, Trains, Ships and Automobiles.As Port Everglades Association celebrates its 45-year anniversary, the longtime premier gathering of Broward County business leaders is taking on a dynamic transportation twist, focusing on Broward’s Airport, Seaport and Transit progress. From new master plan initiatives to Broward County Transit’s Premium Mobility Plan (PREMO) to interconnectivity advances, transportation is geared up to keep our county moving forward for generations to come. The presenters are Jared Perdue, Florida Secretary of Transportation, Director of Aviation, Broward County Aviation Department; Port Director, Port Everglades; Director of Transportation, Broward County.  Russell Benford, V.P. Government Relations, Americas, Royal Caribbean Group, EEPR Event Chairman; and Lori Baer, Executive Director, Port Everglades Association, EEPR HostSome tables are still available.  As a reminder, Members get one free seat at the event, but you must register by calling the office. Hurry to make your reservation. 954.463.2801. www.portbiz.org

    Port Everglades Association Board Member, Jacobs has been selected to head up the Vertical Integration of several transit projects at FLL as well as the proposed project to connect the airport with Port Everglades and Broward Convention Center. Also on the team is our Member, Company, Chen Moore.

    Fort Lauderdale airport gets $50 million to improve connector walkways, security, baggage claims.  The airport is a major conduit for tourists flying into South Florida to catch cruise ships at Port Everglades or to spend vacations in the county's hotels.

    The National Executive Board of American Maritime Officers has elected Willie Barrere to serve as the union’s National President completing the term of retiring President, Paul Doell.  Barrere sailed with AMO as Captain for 27 years prior to working for the union as the west coast representative.

    Tuesday, February 27 – Friday, March 1, 2024The U.S. Department of State and Deloitte Advisory LLP are delighted to host a Smart Ports workshop for senior Caribbean port officials. This workshop will cover leading practices in port management to ensure ports in the region remain economically viable, secure, and strategic. Executives, from Jamaica, the Dominican Republic, The Bahamas, Guyana, Trinidad and Tobago, Barbados, Dominica, and Antigua and Barbuda will be in attendance. The U.S. Depart. of State invites companies to share their expertise in port and maritime logistics, operation, construction, investment, and technology.  Ft. Lauderdale Westin Hotel, 400 Corporate Dr., Ft. Lauderdale, FL. 33334. Event is free. Contact Victoria Bullivant at [email protected] and Matthew Summers [email protected]

    Tuesday, March 12, 2024. U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s Office of Trade is hosting a webinar 3:00pm. Trade Violation Reporting (TVR) providing an overview of the TVR portal and how to file a trade violation with CBP. Register. [email protected].

    Thursday, March 14, 2024.  41st Edition, Port Everglades Trade Partner Webinar Series. Ms. Elisa Kuster, Commercial Director National Ports Administration, Uruguay, will offer insight into Uruguay’s port’s system and operations.  Uruguay is #27 ranked commercial partner with Port Everglades, which at the end of 2022 was valued at $271 million. 10am-11am via Microsoft teams. Registration: Robert Barceló, 954 468 0177. Cell: 954 253 4407. [email protected]

    Thursday, March 28, 2024.  Metropolitan Planning Organization honors Dr. George Hanbury ll, Ms. Lori Baer, Mr. Rufus James, and Mr. Alan Hooper in a luncheon 10.30am at Fort Lauderdale Harbor Beach Resort & SpaYou are invited to the third State of the Region Annual Awards. This awards presentation  offers insight into the progress that positively impacts our local economy and families. ww.browardmpo.org

    Thursday, April 25, 2024.  South Florida’s Business Leaders’ Luncheon benefiting Seafarer’s House. 11.30am. Lauderdale Yacht Club. $150 per person. 954.734.1580 [email protected]

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

  • The 2024 Economic Engine Performance Report program, Mark the day on your calendar.



  • Economic Engine Performance Report 2023


    Dear members and friends, we would like to express my sincere gratitude for your valuable support and participation in the recent Economic Engine Performance Report event. Your presence and contributions made the event a resounding success.

    We extend our deepest appreciation to our esteemed sponsors for their unwavering support throughout the planning and execution of the event. Your commitment to our cause enabled us to deliver an engaging and insightful experience to all the attendees. Your support goes a long way in furthering our mission of promoting economic growth and fostering collaboration within our industry.

    To the members of our esteemed association, we extend our heartfelt thanks for your continuous dedication and active participation. Your involvement in the event, whether as panelists or attendees, added immense value to the discussions and debates that took place. The collective expertise and diverse perspectives you brought to the table significantly enriched the event, leaving a lasting impact on all the participants. Lastly, but certainly not least, we express our gratitude to the participants who attended the Economic Engine Performance Report event. Your presence and active engagement made the event vibrant and dynamic. Your insightful questions, thoughtful observations, and valuable contributions created an atmosphere of intellectual exchange and collaboration. We genuinely appreciate your time, effort, and enthusiasm in making the event a meaningful experience for all.

    The success of the Economic Engine Performance Report event would not have been possible without the collective efforts of our sponsors, members, and participants.

    Your commitment to excellence and passion for advancing our industry's growth are truly commendable. Once again, please accept our heartfelt gratitude for your invaluable support and participation. We look forward to continuing our journey together, striving for greater achievements and creating a positive impact on our industry and community.

    Thank you. Warm regards,

  • 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!

  • Port Everglades Association 2024 Calendar

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