Port Everglades Is Open

Port Everglades remains open and is prepared to welcome cruise ships on June 14 and June 15. All petroleum terminals and container terminals are open for normal business. 

Our History

Nearly every resident of Broward County attended the port's official dedication ceremony on February 22, 1928.

Our History

Port Everglades welcomed its first official cruise line in the 1930s.

Our History

The port has a long history with the U.S. military, serving as a U.S. Navy base during WW II.

Our History

During the boom era of the 1950s, Port Everglades saw incredible growth.

Our History

Cunard’s Queen Elizabeth first called Port Everglades in January 1969.

About Us

Caribbean and global cruise vacations and international trade are what make Port Everglades an economic powerhouse for Broward County and one of the most diverse seaports in the United States.

Located in South Florida, Port Everglades is one of the busiest cruise ports in the world. It is a leading container port in Florida and among the most active cargo ports in the United States. And, Port Everglades is South Florida’s main seaport for receiving petroleum products including, gasoline and jet fuel. Its Foreign-Trade Zone No. 25, office space inside the port's secure area and neighboring logistical warehouses make Port Everglades a highly desirable business center for world trade.

The Port Everglades Department is a self-supporting enterprise fund of Broward County government. It does not rely on local tax dollars for operations or capital improvements.

Our Mission

Port Everglades works creatively and competitively to expand the revenue positions of our trade, cruise and energy customers which in turn creates economic social and environmental value for our community.

Our Vision

Port Everglades is prosperous and sustainable due to innovative multimodal trade and travel partnerships, strategic business diversifications, and focused investments fueling vigorous growth.