• 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 JULY 9, 2020.   Details on reopening Broward County www.broward.org 


    Reminder that the Luncheon Program July 10 at Tropical Acres has been cancelled due to rising coronavirus cases. The July 10 board meeting will take place via Webex. We hope to be able to resume our Luncheon Programs Friday, August 7.


    Economic Engine Performance Report, this year will be Virtual. We will post the link to the discussion the week of Monday, July 20 on websites plus Port Everglades, Broward County and Port Everglades Association’s website.  Our esteemed panel comprises Mark Gale, Director, Broward Airports; Jonathan Daniels, Director, Port Everglades; Stacy Ritter, Director Broward CVB; Gretchen Cassini, County Lead for the Penny Surtax; Moderator, Heiko Dobrikow, GM, Riverside Hotel.  Welcome remarks by Mayor Dale Holness, PEA President Richard Vogel with Vecenergy and Event Chairman David Candib with Carnival Corp.  Save the date of Friday, April 9, 2021 for next year’s Economic Engine Performance Report event at Signature Grand.


    World City Event, Friday, July 17 10-10.45am. Looking at trade at Port Everglades in 2020  www.ustradenumbers.com Virtual webinar featuring Jonathan Daniels, new Port Everglades Director. Numbers presented by Ken Roberts, World City. Its free, all welcome. For more information, tpanzardi@ustradenumber.com 305.441.2244.


    Nova Southeastern University's Institute for Disaster and Emergency Preparedness is offering FREE 4-hour COVID-19 Awareness Training Information, email SEAMIST@nova.edu. Choice of Wednesday, July 22nd or Monday, July 27th 9am – 1pm Eastern Time (ET) Zoom presentation.


    Horizon Auto Logistics received over 1,300 GMs Monday, July 6, 2020 and has Midport completely full of new cars.  PEA member Horizon Auto Logistics handled the shipment.  “The Tide is Turning” as we all endeavor to get back into business.


    Balearia Caribbean has resumed service this July to Bimini and Grand Bahama Island, Bahamas sailing from Port Everglades.  Every precaution has been followed as directed by the CDC and Health officials as to safety.  Check out www.baleariacaribbean.com for sailing schedule and information.

    On Wednesday, July 1, The House passed the Invest in America Act as part of H.R.2, the Moving Forward Act. The $1.5 trillion package includes building up our infrastructure, transportation.  Keep cargo moving by funding the essential dredging and upkeep of American harbors, ports and channels.  Modernize energy infrastructure. Expand broadband access.  Grant for water infrastructure projects. Modernize U.S. Postal Service. Upgrade hospital infrastructure. airport improvement, procurement of zero emission buses and other vehicles, purchase and installation of zero emission equipment at U.S. ports and development of electric vehicle charging and hydrogen fueling infrastructure. Reinstate "Build America" bonds. Tax incentives, meet prevailing wage requirements.  Prohibit the use of funds for foreign companies including China.  The bill passed the House by a vote of 233-188 and now heads to the Senate. More information and details www.transportation.house.gov


    2020 Port Security Grant Program Awards. Port Everglades has been awarded Broward County Board $833.811 and Port Everglades Broward Sheriff’s Office. $173,622. Congratulations!

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





    New Port Director Jonathan Daniels stops into PEA office on first day. Welcome!


  • 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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      Current Turning Notch
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      Back during the Crane Rail work on the Docks

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