Traffic Alert - May 18 and 19

Port tenants and visitors may experience heavy traffic and delays this weekend, Saturday, May 18 and Sunday, May 19 due to a volleyball tournament being held at the Broward County Convention Center. More than 9,000 attendees are expected to attend each day. 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.  

Containerized Cargo

Port Everglades is one of the leading container ports in Florida thanks to the Port's strategic location and easy accessibility.

Port Everglades' containerized cargo tonnage has increased significantly in the past decade. With more than 6.5 million tons of containerized cargo in Fiscal Year 2021, Port Everglades is the 12th busiest container port in the nation, according to the Port Import Export Reporting Service (PIERS) published by JOC Group Inc.

We are the port of choice for more than 20 shipping lines that take advantage of our commitment to convenient, cost-effective transport and safe storage of containerized cargo. Port Everglades is ideal for moving products such as fruit, vegetables, automobiles and apparel to and from Central America, the Caribbean, South America, Europe and even the Far East. Here are just a few reasons that make us the port of choice:

  • located just a half-mile from Atlantic shipping lanes
  • quick in and out, deep-water channels
  • Foreign-Trade Zone No. 25 at Port Everglades encourages imports and exports
  • located within two miles of Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport
  • near-dock Florida East Coast Railway Intermodal Container Transfer Facility
  • direct access to Florida's interstate highway system
  • competitive rates for container cargo wharfage and gantry crane usage
  • world-class facilities, superior customer service and state-of-the-art equipment

Ongoing capital improvements and expansion ensure that Port Everglades will be poised to handle increasing containerized cargo traffic going forward.

  FY2021 FY2020 FY2019  FY2018 FY2017 FY2016 FY2015 FY2014


1,038,179 945,512 1,053,078  1,108,465  1,076,912 1,037,226 1,060,507 1,013,344
Total Tonnage 6,509,190 5,707,528 6,797,694 7,365,755 7,226,433 6,692,690 6,693,446 6,529,771