Port Everglades

Mission Statement
Port Everglades works creatively and competitively to expand the revenue positions of its trade, cruise and energy customers with the goal of creating economic, social and environmental value for the greater South Florida community.

Port Everglades

Business diversity and a strong commitment to customer service define Broward County’s Port Everglades. It is a leading container port in Florida and among the most active cargo ports nationally. Port Everglades is also South Florida’s main seaport for receiving energy products, including gasoline and jet fuel. It is the third busiest homeport in the world with more than 3.7 million cruise guests anticipated in Fiscal Year 2024.

The port is nearly a jack-of-all trades for its customers who benefit from direct highway access, an international airport within two miles, Foreign-Trade Zone warehousing, and a 43-acre international and domestic intermodal container transfer facility that makes it possible for cargo shipped to Port Everglades to reach Atlanta and Charlotte within two days and 70% of the U.S. population in four days.

As a self-supporting enterprise fund of Broward County government, Port Everglades doesn’t rely on local tax dollars for operations or capital improvements. The Port is also a major economic driver that annually generates more than $33 billion in business activity and supports over 9,500 direct local jobs and nearly 216,600 jobs statewide.

Generated revenue is reinvested into the port’s infrastructure and operations. Currently, more than $3 billion is slated for ongoing capital improvements. The port’s total unaudited operating revenue for Fiscal Year 2023 was $182.4 million.

Always striving to modernize its facilities to maximize productivity, the port follows an aggressive, comprehensive Master/Vision Plan that is updated every two to four years to re-analyze market trends, changes in the cruise, energy and cargo shipping industries, local planning initiatives and evolving technology. This in-depth analysis provides a projective and substantiated market-driven and environmentally sound phased roadmap for guiding cost-feasible capital investments.

The port has an extensive commitment to sustainability and resiliency. Port Everglades’ focused programs include protecting wildlife such as manatees, birds and fish. It also maintains clean air and water through mangrove conservation. The port’s work has been recognized by several organizations including Green Marine, a leading environmental certification program for North America’s maritime industry.

To learn more about Port Everglades, visit PortEverglades.net.

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Port Everglades
1850 Eller Drive
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316
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