BROWARD COUNTY, FL - WorldCity, a South Florida-based media company focused on international trade and connections to the global economy, has released its first TradeNumbers publication specifically dedicated to a single port, Port Everglades. Along with organizing important import-export trade data distinctive to Port Everglades, the publication also highlights the Port's record-setting four consecutive years of growth. 

"Port Everglades TradeNumbers was a great opportunity for us. It is the first ever seaport specific TradeNumbers publication we have ever produced in the 15 years we've produced these annual publications around the country," said Ken Roberts, President of WorldCity. "It's great, too, because it showcases one of the nation's leading seaports and the role it plays in the commerce of the community and state."

Previous TradeNumbers editions focused mainly on U.S. Customs districts nationwide and in other countries.

The 2015 Port Everglades TradeNumbers publication provides readers access to more information about how Port Everglades trades with the world. The comprehensive, in depth data covered includes detailed analysis of the Port's top trade partners and commodities. Other features include a world map that breaks down the Port's top 100 trading partners, and a U.S. map showing how Port Everglades compares to seaports around the nation.

2014 was a strong year for Port Everglades with more than $27 billion in trade, representing a 6.75 percent growth rate, which was well above the average for other U.S. ports. 

"We are excited to have a TradeNumbers publication that compiles worldwide trade data exclusive to Port Everglades for use by our business partners and potential business prospects," said Jim Pyburn, Director of Port Everglades' Business Development Division. "The numbers in this book tell the story of our success. This publication shows why Port Everglades is truly Florida's powerhouse port."

Copies of the 2015 Port Everglades TradeNumbers are available at the Port Everglades Administration Building lobby located at 1850 Eller Drive in Fort Lauderdale. Electronic versions of the publication in PDF format can be downloaded free of charge from World City'swebsite worldcityweb.com or ustradenumbers.com.

At the crossroads of north-south and east-west trade, Broward County's Port Everglades is Florida's leading container port, handling more than one million TEUs (20-foot equivalent units, the industry standard measurement for container volumes) and serving as a gateway to Latin America, the Caribbean, Europe and Asia. Located within the cities of Fort Lauderdale, Hollywood, and Dania Beach, Florida, Port Everglades is in the heart of one of the world's largest consumer regions, including a constant flow of visitors and up to a combined 110 million residents and seasonal visitors within a 500-mile radius. Port Everglades has direct access to the interstate highway system and the recently opened 43-acre Florida East Coast Railway (FECR) intermodal hub, and is closer to the Atlantic Shipping Lanes than any other Southeastern U.S. port. Ongoing capital improvements and expansion will ensure that Port Everglades can continue to handle future growth in container traffic. A world-class cargo handling facility, Port Everglades serves as an ideal point of entry and departure for products shipped around the world. 

More information about Broward County's Port Everglades is available at porteverglades.net or by calling toll-free in the United States 1-800-421-0188 or emailing PortEvergladesCargo@broward.org.

DATE: September 14, 2015
MEDIA CONTACT: Alinda Montfort, Port Everglades Communications Manager
PHONE: 954-468-0169 Cell: 954-258-9330
EMAIL: amontfort@broward.org