Traffic Alert - February 24 & 25

Port tenants and visitors may experience heavy traffic and delays this weekend, February 24 and 25, due to two different events being held at the Broward County Convention Center. More than 8,000 attendees are expected over the weekend. Motorists are encouraged to avoid the convention center area and use the port entrances located at Federal Hwy (US1)/ State Road 84 and I-595/Eller Dr.  

Cargo

The port of choice for more than 20 shipping lines, moving more than 1.1 million TEUs in FY2022.

Break Bulk

Steel rebar, aggregate and lumber are a few examples of bulk/breakbulk cargo moving through the Port.

Energy

One-third of petroleum consumed in Florida is stored and distributed by companies located at Port Everglades.

Specialized Cargo

Multi-million dollar yachts are loaded and ready for transport to Europe, the Mediterranean and worldwide.

Cargo

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 12 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, serving more than 150 ports in 70 countries. The port is at the epicenter of a region that thrives on trade and tourism. It is perfectly positioned 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 2023, Port Everglades exceeded 1 million TEUs (20-foot equivalent units, the industry's standard container measurement). The port is No. 1 in the perishables market in Florida and the 11th busiest container port in the United States.

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 FEC Railway's Intermodal Container Transfer Facility (ICTF)
  • Just two miles 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, 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 954-468-0170 or toll-free 800-421-0188, or e-mail port_businessdevelopment@broward.org.