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.
Security is Everyone’s Business
Before you begin your first-class cruise vacation from Port Everglades, cruise guests are asked to follow these rules and regulations while on port property:
- Cruise guests and visitors age 18 and older must provide a government-issued photo ID (such as a current driver's license or passport) at any of the port's security checkpoints, along with your cruise documents.
- For security purposes, cruise guests may be subject to periodic vehicle screening upon arrival at any security checkpoint.
- Cruise guests have access to the cruise area only. Roaming through the port is prohibited.
- Cruise guests arriving by personal car will receive a placard to be placed on the rear-view mirror or on the driver's side dashboard - unobstructed and visible for inspection.
- Do not leave vehicles unattended in "No Parking" zones, fire lanes or passenger drop-off areas.
- Report any suspicious activity to the Broward Sheriff's Office at Port Everglades: 954-765-4511.
- Relax and enjoy your vacation!
Security Checkpoint Hours
Checkpoint 1 (Eller Dr./I-595): 24/7
Checkpoint 2 (East State Road 84/Spangler Blvd.): 6AM - 6PM
Checkpoint 3 (Southeast 17th St./Eisenhower Blvd.): 6AM - 6PM
Prohibited items on port property or cruise ships
This list satisfies 33 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) 105.515(a) which specifies items that the U.S. Coast Guard prohibits all persons from bringing onboard any cruise ship or through terminal screening operations regulated under 33 CFR part 105:
Hand Guns and Shoulder Fire Weapons
- Firearms and ammunition
- Stun guns
- Cattle prods
- Shocking devices (e.g. taser)
- Blasting cap
- Fireworks or pyrotechnics
- Flares in any form
- Hand grenades
- Plastic explosives
- Explosive devices
- Realistic replicas of explosives
- Gasoline or other such fuels or accelerants
- Gas torches
- Turpentine and paint thinner
Disabling Chemicals and Other Dangerous Items
- Liquid bleach
- Tear gas
Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (Drones)
Florida State Statute 311.12 (7) ̶ Seaport security standards; inspections; compliance; appeals ̶ makes it unlawful to:
- Possess a weapon on a seaport
- Keep a weapon in your vehicle on a seaport
Persons exempt from this law:
- Active-duty, certified federal or state law enforcement personnel
- Persons so designated by the seaport director in writing
Persons requesting an exemption to this law must do so in writing to the Port Director at email@example.com. These requests must include a copy of your State of Florida Concealed Weapons / Firearms permit and written explanation from your employer indicating a legitimate need for you to possess a weapon as a part of your employment on the seaport.
Florida State Statute 311.12 (7) Seaport security standards; inspections; compliance; appeals. -- Any person who has in his or her possession a concealed weapon, or who operates or has possession or control of a vehicle in or upon which a concealed weapon is placed or stored, while in a designated restricted area on seaport property commits a misdemeanor of the first degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082 or s. 775.083. This subsection does not apply to active-duty certified federal or state law enforcement personnel, or persons so designated by the seaport director in writing.