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November 08, 2018

Florida's Port Everglades celebrates historic cargo record

Port Everglades announced that it reached a record high in and the fifth year that Port Everglades exceeded one-million TEUs. The port's fiscal years run from October 1 through September 30.

"We've enjoyed a robust growth period and are moving forward with significant investments to maximize the use of our land, cranes and berth space," said Port Everglades Chief Executive & Port Director Steve Cernak.

Port officials attribute the growth to Florida's increasing consumer population and shipping activity from Northern Europe. In addition to containerized cargo, the Port experienced a 2 percent increase in bulk and breakbulk cargo tonnage, which are mostly cement, steel rebar and other building materials.

In the next five years, Port Everglades is investing nearly $1 billion in infrastructure improvements to increase cargo volumes. Expansion projected include adding new cargo berths, installing new Super Post-Panamax container gantry cranes, increasing the lift capacity on existing cranes, and deepening and widening the Port's navigation channels.

Source: Port Everglades