July 2, 2020

Port News

FIT Opening New Cargo Facility at Port Everglades

Florida International Terminal, LLC.(FIT) is opening a new 32-acre containerized cargo terminal at Broward County's Port Everglades with double the number of entry gates, and adding new scales, heavy equipment, technology and increased stacking capacity. FIT is already one of the largest cargo terminal operators at Port Everglades and is relocating to make way for the largest capital improvement project in the Port's history. Read more »
Published on 10/24/2018

Port Canaveral, Carnival Cruise Line reach agreement on new cruise terminal

Canaveral Port Authority and Carnival Cruise Line Reach Agreement on State-Of-The-Art Cruise Terminal to Accommodate Plans for New 180,000-Ton Cruise Ship's Arrival Read more »
Published on 8/21/2018

Miami-Dade County solidifies partnership with MSC Cruises, will create new Cruise Terminal AAA

MSC Cruises and Miami-Dade County have reached an agreement for preferential berthing rights and signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) incorporating the negotiation of a development agreement for the construction of a new Cruise Terminal AAA at PortMiami. Read more »
Published on 7/13/2018

New Super-sized Cranes Coming to Port Everglades

Broward County's Port Everglades is progressing with manufacturing the first three new Super Post-Panamax container-handling gantry cranes being built by Shanghai Zhenhua Heavy Industries Co., Ltd. Inc. (ZPMC) of China. The design phase is nearing completion, and today Port Everglades Chief Executive Steven Cernak issued a second notice to proceed to begin manufacturing the cranes valued at $13.8 million each. Read more »
Published on 7/2/2018

Port Canaveral Completes Upgrade of North Cargo Piers 1 and 2

Renovation construction project completed on schedule; portions of deck and marine fenders replaced Read more »
Published on 6/6/2018

JAXPORT and Carnival Cruise Line reach historic long-term agreement

JAXPORT and Carnival Cruise Line have reached an agreement to extend Carnival cruise service from Jacksonville through at least May 2021 and potentially through 2027. Read more »
Published on 5/2/2018

Demolition Begins to Make Way for New Hi-Tech Cruise Terminal at Port Canaveral

New $150 million Cruise Terminal 3 is the largest single project in the history of Port Canaveral Read more »
Published on 4/30/2018

Port Manatee achieves record first half, on pace to shatter full-year marks

Port Manatee has achieved numerous cargo records in the first half of its current fiscal year and is on pace to shatter several full-year marks. Read more »
Published on 4/18/2018

JAXPORT Board of Directors unanimously chooses Eric Green as CEO

The Jacksonville Port Authority Board of Directors today unanimously voted to hire longtime JAXPORT executive Eric Green as Chief Executive Officer. The JAXPORT Board conducted a national executive search to fill the vacant CEO position, culminating in today's unanimous selection. Read more »
Published on 9/26/2017

Port Everglades Chief Executive/Port Director Steven Cernak Elected Chairman of the Florida Ports Council

At the Florida Ports Council Annual Board Meeting today, Port Everglades Chief Executive/Port Director Steven Cernak was elected chairman. Port Tampa Bay Director Paul Anderson's term ended as of this meeting. PortMiami Port Director and CEO Juan Kuryla was elected as vice chairman and Port of Palm Beach Executive Director Manuel Almira was elected secretary/treasurer. All positions serve one-year terms. Read more »
Published on 8/30/2017

Crowley to Begin Direct, Weekly Service from Florida Ports to Costa Rica and Panama

To better connect customers' U.S. and Central American supply chains, Crowley Liner Services will begin fixed-day, weekly sailings on Wednesday, Aug. 9, directly between Florida and Costa Rica and Panama. The new service offers fast transits to speed cargo to market at peak times. Read more »
Published on 8/8/2017

King Ocean and Crowley Expand Services at Port Everglades with New Vessel Sharing Agreement

King Ocean Services Limited, Inc. and Crowley Caribbean Services, LLC, both long-time customers at Broward County's Port Everglades, have entered into a vessel sharing agreement (VSA) that will expand their reach into the Port's top trade market, Central America. Read more »
Published on 8/7/2017

Florida Ports Security and Technology Conference

september 12, 2017 – September 13, 2017 @ 10:00 AM – 2:15 PM, Location: Orlando, Florida Read more »
Published on 7/28/2017

JAXPORT welcomes largest containership to ever call a Florida port

JAXPORT and the TraPac Container Terminal at Dames Point today welcomed the 10,100-TEU (container) MOL Bravo, the largest containership to ever visit a Florida port. The MOL Bravo transited the Suez Canal from Asia before reaching the U.S. East Coast. Read more »
Published on 6/26/2017

Port Everglades receives approval to begin largest expansion project in its history

Southport turning notch extension will add new cargo berths and crane rail infrastructure Read more »
Published on 5/24/2017

AAPA Elects Steve Cernak as its 2017-18 Board Chairman

At its 2017 Spring Conference, the American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) elected Steve Cernak, chief executive and port director for Broward County, Fla.'s Port Everglades, to serve as the association's chairman of the board for the 2017-18 activity year that begins in October. Read more »
Published on 4/7/2017

Port Everglades and Royal Caribbean Sign MOU

Broward County's Port Everglades has negotiated a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that provides the framework for a new long-term business agreement with Royal Caribbean Cruises, Ltd. (RCL) that will include complete, customized renovations of the Port's Cruise Terminal 25 targeted for completion by October 31, 2018. Read more »
Published on 3/15/2017

Port Everglades Receives Approval for a New Logistics Center

Broward County's Port Everglades will move forward with a public-private partnership with the Port Everglades International Logistics Center, LLC (PE-ILC) for the design, construction, financing, operation and maintenance of a new logistics center at the Port, after receiving approval from the Broward County Commission on January 24, 2017. Read more »
Published on 1/30/2017

First Cuba to US cargo shipment arrives at Port Everglades

Below is a statement from Port Everglades regarding the first shipment from Cuba to U.S.: “Tuesday’s shipment of artisanal charcoal from Cuba aboard Crowley’s container ship K Storm, the first... Read more »
Published on 1/25/2017

Chiquita terminates lease at Port Everglades

Fresh produce giant Chiquita Fresh America LLC plans to terminate its lease at Port Everglades in Florida, but it will use another terminal there for shipping. Read more »
Published on 1/24/2017

Port Everglades receives federal authorization to deepen and widen channels

The Port Everglades Navigation Improvements Project has received federal authorization for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to move forward with deepening and widening the Port's navigation channels as part of the Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation (WIIN) Act signed into law December 16, 2016, by President Barack Obama. Read more »
Published on 12/26/2016

Gov. Scott and Florida Ports Council announce 200,000 new jobs at Florida seaports

Today, Governor Rick Scott announced that Florida's seaports have created 200,000 new jobs across the state since 2012 according to a new report from the Florida Ports Council. Read more »
Published on 12/13/2016

JaxPort's new 100-gauge cranes move first containers

JAXPORT's new state-of-the-art 100-gauge cranes have begun operations at the newly rebuilt Berth 35 at JAXPORT'S Blount Island Marine Terminal. The electric cranes are equipped to service the wider, post-Panamax vessels currently calling on JAXPORT through the expanded Panama and Suez canals. Read more »
Published on 12/13/2016

Port Everglades Launches Mobile Passport Control Program

First U.S. Cruise Port to Use the New App Read more »
Published on 11/4/2016

Record-setting year for Jaxport container cargo business

JAXPORT moved a record 968,279 twenty-foot equivalent units (or TEUs, the industry standard for measuring containers) during the fiscal year ending Sept. 30, 2016. The previous JAXPORT record was 936,972 TEUs set in 2014. Read more »
Published on 10/25/2016

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