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.
Ask most folks in South Florida where their gasoline comes from and they'll probably respond with, "the gas station." What they may not realize is that the answer is "Port Everglades." The same place you start your cruise vacation.
Keeping Florida on the Move
Port Everglades has a long history of providing energy products to South Florida. Today, one-third of Florida's energy requirements, including petroleum, are stored and distributed by companies located at Port Everglades.
Every day, more than 12.5 million gallons of energy products, including jet fuel, gasoline and propane, are delivered on tank ships and barges. Port Everglades provides energy products to 12 counties in Florida and four international airports - keeping the entire region on the move.
Behind the scenes, 12 petroleum terminals and pipeline companies operate within the port's jurisdiction, but on private property. These companies adhere to state and federal regulations, as well as the port's tariff.
The annual energy production level for the region in FY2022 was 1,26, 502,464 barrels. Keeping up with South Florida's demand for gasoline, jet fuel and other energy products requires an ongoing effort. Port Everglades is ready for the future with its Master/Vision Plan.