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.
TURNING THE TIDE, 2023
Port Everglades Association
Wednesday, September 27, 2023 As we welcome in Autumn, we are getting ready to host our monthly business luncheon October 6. Our Port Everglades delegation is in our National’s Capital this week. And around the corner is our fabulous Annual Golf Tournament, October 20. It is a bumper action packed fourth quarter!
Friday, October 6, 2023. Port Everglades Business Luncheon. Lauderdale Yacht Club. 11.30am-1.30pm. Two globally renowned experts are on tap to offer respective views on International Trade and Cruise Perspectives’ Program. Each guest speaker is a respected keynoter in their own right. We are honored to have them sharing the spotlight on October’s Trade and Cruise Perspectives program. Nicole Bivens Collinson, Managing Principal, Operating Committee, and International Trade and Government Relations Practice Leader in the Washington office of Miami-headquartered Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg, P.A., discusses impacts upon maritime commerce of shipping reform legislation, tariff strategies and agreements, and such timely developments as the Panama Canal drought. Luis Ajamil, President, CEO and principal-in-charge of Miami-based design firm Bermello Ajamil & Partners, provides his outlook on the cruise market, drawing upon vast experience as an award-winning master planner and professional engineer in discussing post-COVID trends and the latest in passenger vessels and terminal facilities. Jonathan Daniels, CEO and Port Director of Port Everglades, ties everything together, with a focus on what it all means for Broward County’s seaport and the local maritime business community. Many thanks to our sponsors, Florida International Terminal (FIT), Total Marine Solutions (TMS) and TY Lin International. SOLD OUT! We regret we cannot take any more reservations.
Friday, October 20, 2023. GAME ON! Port Everglades Annual Seaport Golf tournament, Plantation Preserve, is SOLD OUT! Exciting day of golf for all Port Everglades Association members even if you are not playing, you are welcome to come and cheer the golfers and be part of the event for breakfast or awards barbecue. All Sponsorships and Foursomes are now fully committed. Special Thank You to our Banner Sponsors, McAllister Towing and Seabulk Towing, and to all of our Tournament Sponsors and Foursome Teams. This year’s raffle prizes are excellent! They include Four Seats in Moss & Associates VIP Club Suite at a Dolphins Game with Parking, Food and Drink, One-Week Cruise on a beautiful Royal Caribbean Group Ship, a 50” Smart TV, High-End Designer Nespresso Coffee Machines, Specialty Pizza Oven, Florida Panthers Tickets, Case of Specialty Wine, and much more. We will be selling Golf Raffle Tickets at our October 6, 2023, Business Luncheon and everyone is eligible to win. You do not need to be present at the drawing. Golf Raffle benefits our Port Everglades Seafarers House. We will accommodate as many Port Everglades Association Members as possible if you would like to be on the waitlist for a Foursome or as a Single Golfer. Call 954.463.2801.
SEACOR Holdings Inc. (“SEACOR”) announced this week, the sale of its U.S. harbor towing operations and assets from its Seabulk Towing Holdings Inc. (“Seabulk”) subsidiary to two parties, E.N. Bisso & Son, Inc. (“E.N. Bisso”) and Bay-Houston Towing Co. (“Bay-Houston”).The E.N. Bisso transaction includes twelve harbor towing vessels across ports in Florida and Alabama Bay-Houston is acquiring eight vessels operating in Texas along the Sabine Neches Navigation District and in the Port of Lake Charles, LA.. Globe newswire. www.seacorholdings.com
More than 500 guests in black ties and gowns dined, danced and toasted their way through the evening last Saturday at the Seafarers House Golden Compass Gala at Bahia Mar Fort Lauderdale Beach. Royal Caribbean Group CEO, Jason Liberty, was honored as a record amount of money was raised to support the organization that does so much to help crew members from around the world.
Wednesday 4 – Thursday 5, October, 2023. Florida International Trade & Cultural Expo. Broward County Convention Center. www.fitce.com
Thursday, October 12. Port Everglades Annual Cruise Kick-off Meeting. www.porteverglades.net
Tuesday, October 17, 2023. Port Everglades, U.S. Customs & Border Protection (CBP), U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) host Perishable Cargo Meeting. 1.30pm-2.30pm virtual meeting via Microsoft Team. Contact Robert Barceló – Senior Manager, Business Development, Port Everglades for registration. [email protected] 954 468 0177. Mobile: 954 253 4407
Thursday, October 19, 2023 GFL Alliance, Annual Dinner Meeting followed by music and after party.. Signature Grand. 5.30pm – 8.30pm. Register: www.GFLAlliance.org/annual 954.637.0133
Wednesday, October 25, 2023. 36th Edition. Port Everglades Trade Partner Webinar Series featuring: CBRE – Seagis at Port Everglades Project Presented by Mr. Tom O’Loughlin, Executive V. P. Seagis at Port Everglades will provide state of the art 200,000 square foot warehousing project in the heart of Port Everglades. Tom O’Loughlin will provide details. 10am – 11am via Microsoft Teams. Robert Barceló Senior Manager 954 468 0177. Mobile 954 253 4407 [email protected]
Wednesday, 1 – Friday, 3, November, 2023. Cruise World. Broward County Convention Center. Hosted by Travel Media.Registration: www.cvent.com
Wednesday, November 15, 2023. Port Everglades General Membership Meeting, 11.30am – 1.30pm, Terminal 25. Keynote Speaker, Mark Szakonyi, JOC Executive Director. [email protected]
Lori Baer, Executive Director, Port Everglades Association. 954.463.2801. www.portbiz.org
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
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!