BROWARD COUNTY, FL - Broward County's Port Everglades is waiving its tariff charges for ocean shipping lines transporting humanitarian relief supplies to Caribbean counties impacted by hurricanes Irma and Maria.

"Our Caribbean neighbors are suffering losses not only to their personal property, but also to their livelihoods which are dependent upon the cruise industry and tourism," said Port Everglades Chief Executive Steven Cernak.  "The tariff waiver is a direct incentive to ocean carriers and companies supplying construction supplies, food and medicine to help the people of the Caribbean rebuild."

Under Port Everglades Tariff Item No. 950 (http://www.porteverglades.net/development/tariff/), the Port Everglades Chief Executive may waive the port tariff charges for shippers who are transporting donated supplies or resources from governmental or charitable organizations up to $10,000. Other reduced fees are outlined in the tariff item for shippers who reduce their transport fees.

For more information, go to www.porteverglades.net/development/tariff.

DATE: September 25, 2017
MEDIA CONTACT: Ellen Kennedy
Port Everglades Communications
PHONE: 954-468-3508
CELL: 954-868-0220
EMAIL: ekennedy@broward.org