BROWARD COUNTY, FL - Broward County's Port Everglades will move forward with a public-private partnership with the Port Everglades International Logistics Center, LLC (PE-ILC) for the design, construction, financing, operation and maintenance of a new logistics center at the Port, after receiving approval from the Broward County Commission on January 24, 2017.

International Warehouse Services, Inc. (IWS), a long-time tenant at the on-port Foreign-Trade Zone No. 25, is the prime member of the PE-ILC team, along with ANF Group Inc., and Treadwell Franklin Infrastructure Capital LLC. IWS is the largest tenant in the Foreign Trade Zone (FTZ), and has been a tenant at Port Everglades for more than 30 years.

PE-ILC will construct an approximately 240,000 square feet of warehouse facilities with an attached 45,000 square-foot office building on 16.657 acres of Port property west of McIntosh Road. The initial ground lease term is for 30 years. The project will contain warehouse, refrigerated warehouse and office space, and cross-docking facilities, which will enhance the services available to shippers using Port Everglades. The entire logistics center will be designated as a Foreign Trade Zone. 

"The design and concept of the new logistics center is to provide shipping companies and international customers a full range of port related services. This will include 3PL warehousing services and government inspections, as well as refrigerated space for perishable cargo," said Fred Rogacki, President and CEO of International Warehouse Services. "There is no other port on the east coast that offers this type of service within one centralized location."

The completion of the logistics center, anticipated for April 2019, will allow the Port to proceed with the demolition of the existing obsolete FTZ facility and construction of additional marine terminal yards for cargo customers as provided for in the Port Everglades Master/Vision Plan.

About Port Everglades
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 approximately 110 million visitors statewide and 6 million residents within an 80-mile radius. Port Everglades has direct access to the interstate highway system and the Florida East Coast Railway's 43-acre intermodal container transfer facility, and is closer to the Atlantic Shipping Lanes than any other Southeastern U.S. port. Ongoing capital improvements and expansion ensure that Port Everglades continues 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 porteverglades@broward.org.
 

DATE: January 30, 2017
MEDIA CONTACT: Ellen Kennedy, Assistant Director
Business Development Division/Communications
PHONE: 954-468-3508
EMAIL: ekennedy@broward.org