BROWARD COUNTY, FL -- Broward County’s Port Everglades has released a new video to illustrate its 20-year roadmap for future growth, including approximately $1.6 billion in capital investments to improve productivity for cargo, cruise and petroleum businesses that operate at the South Florida seaport.
The short video (4:47 minutes) is available in English, Spanish, Portuguese and Mandarin on the Port’s website at PortEverglades.net/expansion, select MASTER/VISION PLAN or on our YouTube channel at PortEvergladesFL.
The Broward County Board of County Commissioners, which governs the Port as a self-funded enterprise fund, recently approved the Port Everglades 2014 Master/Vision Plan, which is the second update to the Port’s original Plan approved in December 2007. Over the past year, Port staff and maritime consultant AECOM Technical Services, Inc. held more than 20 meetings with customers, stakeholders and the general public to develop the Plan.
As one of South Florida’s leading economic powerhouses, Port Everglades is the gateway for international trade and cruise vacations. Already among the 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 total value of economic activity at Port Everglades in FY2013 was approximately $26 billion. More than 202,000 Florida jobs are impacted by the Port, including 11,433 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: October 1, 2014
MEDIA CONTACT: Ellen Kennedy, Assistant Director