BROWARD COUNTY, FL – Broward County awarded 10-year franchises to Rehoboth Terminal LLC to provide cargo handling and stevedore services at Port Everglades to export used vehicles to Haiti via their sister company, ACCORDIA Shipping. The Broward County Commission unanimously approved these long-term franchises after Rehoboth’s first year of business activity, which boosted the Port’s total automobile volumes by 25 percent over the last year.
“Rehoboth is a small business success story that is having a significant impact here at Port Everglades,” said Port Everglades Chief Executive and Port Director Jonathan Daniels. “Our Commissioners recognize this terrific accomplishment and has commended Rehoboth publicly for their growth in a new market.”
Rehoboth, and its sister company ACCORDIA Shipping, an ocean RoRo liner carrier with weekly service to Haiti, has transported 13,072 automobiles, SUVs, trucks, vans, tractors, buses, trailers, and chassis to Haiti this past fiscal year ending September 30, 2020.
“ACCORDIA Shipping connects the East Coast ports of Boston, Newark and Port Everglades with Haiti. From Port Everglades we provide weekly RoRo service to St. Marc, Haiti. Our plan continues to be the strengthening of commercial ties between Port Everglades, South Florida at large and Haiti. We are certain this will translate into enhanced benefits and ties for the betterment of the Haitian-American community,” said Lousder Jacques, President of ACCORDIA Shipping, LLC., and REHOBOTH Terminal LLC. “We at REHOBOTH and ACCORDIA are excited about the future of our businesses and remain truly thankful for the Port and County Commission’s vote of confidence in our work ethic, commitment to the rule of law, nimble management style & strategic performance on niche markets.”
About Rehoboth Terminal LLC
Rehoboth Terminal LLC., ACCORDIA’s sister company, is a licensed Marine Terminal Operator with the Federal Maritime Commission (FMC). ACCORDIA Shipping is a RoRo carrier / licensed Vessel-Operation Common Carrier (VOCC) with the FMC. Vehicle exports are the company’s core business.
About Port Everglades
As one of Florida’s leading economic powerhouses, Broward County’s Port Everglades is the gateway for international trade and cruise vacations. Consistently ranked among the top 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 Port Everglades Department is a self-supporting Enterprise Fund of Broward County, Florida government and does not rely on local tax dollars for operations. The total value of economic activity related to Port Everglades is nearly $32 billion. More than 219,000 Florida jobs are impacted by the Port, including 13,037 people who work for companies that provide direct services to Port Everglades. For more information on Port Everglades, visit porteverglades.net or e-mail PortEverglades@broward.org.
DATE: December 16, 2020
MEDIA CONTACT: Ellen Kennedy
Port Everglades Business Development/Communications