Nearly every resident of Broward County attended the port's official dedication ceremony on February 22, 1928.
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.
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.
Port Everglades is prosperous and sustainable due to innovative multimodal trade and travel partnerships, strategic business diversifications, and focused investments fueling vigorous growth.