-- Wednesday, October 10, 5 - 7PM at Broward County Main Library --  

BROWARD COUNTY, FL - Broward County’s Port Everglades is hosting a public information meeting to introduce the third update to the Port’s 20-Year Master/Vision Plan on Wednesday, October 10 from 5-7PM at the Broward County Main Library, 100 S Andrews Ave, Fort Lauderdale, FL. 

Representatives from the Port and the Master/Vision Plan consultants, Bermello Ajamil & Partners, will discuss key features of the 2014 Plan and how the update will be conducted. They will also describe current market conditions and answer questions. 

All members of the public are welcome to attend. RSVP to PortEverglades@Broward.org or call 954-468-3527. 

Port Everglades updates its Master/Vision Plan every 2-4 years to reanalyze and update market trends, changes in the cruise, cargo shipping and petroleum industries, local planning initiatives and evolving technology to strategy for upcoming capital improvements. This in-depth analysis provides a projective and substantiated market-driven and environmentally sound, phased roadmap for guiding cost-feasible capital investments over the next 20 years. 

This 20-year planning horizon will include a 5-year Master Plan for the period fiscal years 2019 to 2023; the 10-year Vision Plan for the period fiscal years 2024 to 2028 and the 20-year Vision Plan for the period fiscal years 2029 to 2038. 

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 $162 million in Fiscal Year 2017 (October 1, 2016 through September 30, 2017). It does not rely on local tax dollars for operations. The total value of economic activity related to Port Everglades is more than $30 billion, in addition to $1 billion-plus generated for state and local taxes annually. More than 230,000 Florida jobs are impacted by the Port, including over 13,000 people who work for companies that provide direct services to Port Everglades. For more information on Port Everglades, visit porteverglades.net or email PortEverglades@broward.org

DATE: September 28, 2018
MEDIA CONTACT: Ellen Kennedy, Assistant Director
Business Development Division/Communications
PHONE: 954-468-3508
EMAIL: ekennedy@broward.org