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 and 8 terminal operators. For them, the fastest and most strategic course for their cargo is Port Everglades.
Port Everglades has rapidly established itself as one of Florida's leading seaports 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 Fiscal Year 2021, Port Everglades exceeded one-million TEUs (20-foot equivalent units, the industry's standard container measurement), for the sixth consecutive year, reporting a total of 1,038,175 million TEUs and maintaining its status as Florida's number one container port and the 12th 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
- 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 three to five 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 channels 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 PortEverglades@broward.org.