At Port Everglades, our mission is to be No. 1 in everything we do, and we recognize that true partnerships with our customers will get us there. The Port operates like a well-oiled machine due to our dedicated workforce and a commitment to being the diversified global leader for cruise, cargo and energy. Business diversity and a strong commitment to customer service distinguish us, and our Master/Vision Plan and $3 billion in future and ongoing improvements are charting the course for unprecedented success. We are wholly committed to sustainability and growth for the Port, our partners and our community.
With nearly 20 shipping lines serving 150 ports and 75 countries and a location in the heart of a thriving consumer market, Port Everglades is one of the nation’s most active cargo ports and an epicenter for international trade. The Port has a superlative location and infrastructure you can depend on for unrivaled efficiency and value. And our flexible and accommodating customer service is second to none, giving a very warm welcome to everyone we serve.
Port Everglades is less than one mile from the Atlantic shipping lanes and has direct access to Florida’s highway system and three international airports. Our on-site, 43-acre international and domestic intermodal container transfer facility can ship to 70 percent of the U.S. population in four days. The Port Everglades International Logistics Center offers warehousing, office space and cross-docking facilities and is designated as a Foreign-Trade Zone No. 25, Florida’s first.
The Port’s aggressive expansion and multi-million-dollar capital improvements program have resulted in new and expanded marine cargo terminals, 99% uptime on gantry cranes and the expansion of Southport container yards, to name just a few. Upcoming plans are set to deepen and widen the Port’s channels, which recently saw the addition of new container berths in an existing turnaround area, and to add three more Super Post-Panamex gantry cranes to the now complete Southport Turning Notch Expansion Project.
The Port’s diversified cargo mix includes containers, refrigerated cargo (7th for imports in the United States), new and used automobiles and trucks, dry bulk, breakbulk, project, RO/RO and liquid bulk. Port Everglades provides one-third of Florida’s energy products and is the primary source of fuels for South Florida, Martin County and Fort Myers/Southwest Florida to name a few.
A hub for international trade, the Port is positioned in one of the world’s largest consumer regions, including a combined 110 million residents and seasonal visitors within an 80-mile radius. Port Everglades is the U.S. gateway for trade with Latin America, moving about 13 percent of all U.S./Latin American trade.
Additionally, the Port’s carefully crafted Master/Vision Plan and $3 billion in future and ongoing improvements are charting the course for unprecedented success. This in-depth analysis provides a projective and substantiated market-driven and environmentally sound phased roadmap for guiding cost-feasible capital investments. At Port Everglades, we are wholly committed to sustainability and growth for the Port, our partners and our community.