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June 02, 2017

Florida's Port Everglades starts $437.5 million expansion project

Broward County's Port Everglades received approval from the Broward County Board of County Commissioners to begin a $437.5 million expansion project to add new berths for larger cargo ships and install crane rail infrastructure for new Super Post-Panamax cranes.

Currently, Port Everglades is berth constrained and additional dock space for cargo ships is needed, especially as the Port has become Florida's leader for containerized cargo volumes.

The Southport Turning Notch Expansion (STNE) project will lengthen the existing deepwater turn-around area for cargo ships from approximately 900 feet to 2,400 feet, which will allow for up to five new cargo berths.

The existing gantry crane rails will be extended to the full length of the extended Turning Notch berth to utilize the existing cranes. A separate agreement to purchase three new Super Post-Panamax container gantry cranes, to be delivered in 2019, and an option to purchase two or three additional cranes, will be presented to the Broward County Commission in June.

At the crossroads of north-south and east-west trade, Broward County's Port Everglades is Florida's leading container port.

Source: Port Everglades