A Powerhouse History
More than 90 years ago, Broward County’s founders had the vision and foresight to recognize that a deep-water harbor would bring economic prosperity to our community. Today, more than 4,000 ships call at the Port, carrying 25 million tons of waterborne cargo and 3.86 million cruise passengers – generating more than $32 billion in economic activity.
Port Everglades’ came to be with the historic “Wedding of the Waters” on February 22, 1928, and welcomed the arrival of the first commercial ship on November 23, 1928.
Lean more about Port Everglades history:
- Read our history book “Port Everglades: A Century of Opportunity”
- View our video “Port Everglades a 90-Year Powerhouse"