Exotic cruise vacations and international trade are what makes Port Everglades an economic powerhouse for Broward County and one of the most diverse seaports in the United States.
Located In the heart of Greater Fort Lauderdale and the City of Hollywood, FL, Port Everglades is one of the busiest cruise ports in the world. It is a leading container port in Florida and among the most active cargo ports in the United States. And, Port Everglades is South Florida’s main seaport for receiving petroleum products including, gasoline and jet fuel. A foreign-trade zone and available office space inside the Port's secure area make Port Everglades a highly desirable business center for world trade.
The Port Everglades Department is a self-supporting Enterprise Fund of Broward County government. It does not rely on local tax dollars for operations or capital improvements.
The total value of economic activity at Port Everglades is approximately $26 billion. And, more than 201,000 Florida jobs are impacted by the Port, including 11,700 people who work for companies that provide direct services to Port Everglades.
As a powerhouse for international trade, travel and investment, Port Everglades leverages its world-recognized South Florida facilities and innovative leadership to drive the region's economic vitality and provide the highest levels of service, safety, environmental stewardship and community accountability.