Cargo
Port Everglades is the port of choice for more than 20 shipping lines, moving more than 926,600 TEUs of cargo in FY2012.
Leading Container Port
Port Everglades is the leading container port in Florida and is ranked as the 12th busiest container port in the nation.
Break Bulk
Steel rebar, aggregate, lumber and gypsum are just a few examples of bulk and breakbulk cargo moving through Port Everglades.
Petroleum
One-fifth of Florida's energy requirements come from petroleum that is stored and distributed by companies located at Port Everglades. Every day, more than 12.5 million gallons of petroleum products are delivered on tanker ships and Barges to Port Everglades.
Specialized Cargo
Specialized Cargo – Multi-million dollar yachts are loaded and ready for transport to Europe and the Mediterranean.
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Most people associate South Florida with sunshine. There's a select group, however, that identifies it with speed. That group consists of more than 20 shipping lines. For them, the fastest and most strategic course for their cargo is Port Everglades.

Port Everglades has rapidly established itself as Florida leading seaport for containerized cargo. We're at the epicenter of a region that thrives on trade and tourism. It's the perfect hub and point of entry for companies that conduct business in Central America and South America, the Caribbean, Europe and the Far East.

A Leading U.S. Container Port
In FY2016, Port Everglades exceeded one-million TEUs (20-foot equivalent units, the industry's standard container measurement), for the third consecutive year, reporting a total of almost 1.04 million TEUs and maintaining its status as Florida's number one container port and the 11th leading container port in the United States, serving more than 150 ports and 70 countries.

Less Waves. More Speed.
Nobody moves cargo in and out faster than Port Everglades. The Port is part of a thriving global transportation network that counts among its attributes:

  • a favorable location less than one mile from the Atlantic Shipping Lane
  • direct access to multi-modal inland links through Florida's interstate and highway systems
  • on-port Florida East Coast Railways Intermodal Container Transfer Facility (ICTF)
  • just across the street from Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL), one of the fastest growing airports in the nation

Key to recent growth has been an aggressive expansion of Port facilities (Northport, Midport and Southport) through a multi-million-dollar capital improvements program that has resulted in:

  • new and expanded marine cargo terminals
  • the first port in the nation to have the ELMO system installed as well as the U.S. Customs & Border Protection radiation portal monitors to inspect all containers leaving the Port via truck
  • 99% uptime on gantry cranes 
  • expansion of Southport container yards

A Master Port With a Master Plan
We are planning for the future by updating the Port's 20-year Master/Vision Plan every two years.

The Port's 20-year Master/Vision Plan includes expansions to support future growth in containerized global trade, and the deepening and widening of the Port's channnels and the expansion of the Southport Turning Notch.

Booming Import/Export Trade
The Port's location at this global crossroads for trade also makes it extremely attractive for imports and exports - more than $18 billion worth . One key draw is Florida's first and largest Foreign-Trade Zone, conveniently situated in the heart of Port Everglades.

For more information, contact the Port's Business Development Division at 954-523-3404 or toll-free 800-421-0188, or e-mail PortEvergladesCargo@broward.org