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, OCTOBER 22, 2020. South Florida has now Turned The Tide www.broward.org/coronavirus.
Port Everglades Association office is always available to members for meeting when at the port. Remember we are in high hurricane season, be prepared!
Due to weather, the morning foursomes were able to complete the 18 holes, but the afternoon foursomes players will get a free round of golf at Plantation Preserve.
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.
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.
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
MEDIA CONTACT: Ellen Kennedy
Port Everglades Business Development/Communications
PHONE: 954-468-3508 or 954-868-0220