• 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.


    39th  Annual Seaport Golf Tournament 



    "Turn the Tide” Task Force Bulletin 

    Port Everglades Association  




    THURSDAY, AUGUST 6, 2020. Broward County restrictions are in place as a response to an a spike in number of new COVID-19 cases.  It is imperative that reopened businesses follow the requirements of the Emergency Order restrictions, including sanitization, wearing of facial coverings and posting of required signage.  Details.www.broward.org/coronavirus

    Our PEA WebEx Program tomorrow, Friday, August 7. 10:30 am – 11:45 am is virtual for both Corporate and Board members. We are honored to welcome our incumbent Broward County Commissioner friends of Port Everglades Association who have elections this cycle for the next four years. Mayor Dale Holness, Vice Mayor Steve Geller, Commissioners Nan Rich, Michael Udine and Tim Ryan will all share views on their vision and expectations for the next months and years ahead. Incumbent State Representative and friend of Port Everglades Association Chip LaMarca, State Representative candidate and MIASF executive Kelly Skidmore also will join us. We are privileged to announce United States Congressman Ted Deutch will be our special guest and we look forward to hearing about the Congressional Session ahead. Port Director Jonathan Daniels will give us an overview before welcoming and introducing Congressman Deutch. For those who have R.S.V.P.’d, check your email for your personal link to the virtual meeting.

    The Annual Port Everglades Association Charity Golf Tournament is Friday, October 16, once again at beautiful Plantation Preserve Golf Course and Club. While the usual “Shotgun Start” format of the popular event may have to be adjusted this year, the good news is that the golf will go on and it will be the usual well-attended, fun and competitive event it has come to be known for. Now is the time to get your teams together. PEA website will be able to take on-line foursome registrations beginning August 13. www.portbiz.org. The cost for a foursome is $1,000 and includes a company Tee Sign.

    Port Everglades International Logistics Center The first of two large warehouse and office buildings at the new (PE-ILC) was opened for business in July. The first building is home to PEA member IWS who reports that their warehouse and operations have already received 300 truck movements in a matter of weeks and the warehouse is nearly full. IWS moved into their brand-new offices in July after having been at the old FTZ site on the Port for nearly three decades. The management company for the new logistics center, PEA member CenterPoint Properties earned the “Florida Green” certification by the Florida Green Building Coalition.  The CenterPoint development scored 37% above FGBC’s certification requirement to achieve the “Silver.”  CenterPoint is coordinating with Port Everglades to have a formal Ribbon-Cutting and Grand Opening Reception in September.

    This Week in Maritime – The roundtable Discussion with Maritime Experts yesterday addressed Cyber Security – What you don’t see can hurt you! The panel discussed the dynamics of Cyber Security on board, port and shore management and being pre active with strategic plans especially in today’s pandemic. Open to all who wish to listen in. You may dial in each Wednesday morning at 8:30 am EDT by phone.  United States:   +1 (872) 240-3311 Access Code: 785-133-061. https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/785133061



    Remember it’s hurricane season. Be prepared!  Stay tuned for our next update.
    If you have company news, job postings etc. please send information to me.
    Lori Baer, Executive Director. Port Everglades Association.
    loribaer@portbiz.org 954.463.2801



  • 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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