FORT LAUDERDALE, FL. (October 10, 2018) – ADEPT Public Relations, serving as a subconsultant to Port Planning and Engineering firm Bermello Ajamil & Partners recently hosted the Port Everglades public information meeting to introduce the third update to the Port’s 20-Year Master/Vision Plan. The meeting was held at the Broward County Main Library on October 10, 2018.
Port Everglades updates its Master/Vision Plan every 2-4 years to reanalyze and update market trends, changes in the cruise, cargo shipping and petroleum industries, local planning initiatives and evolving technology to strategy for upcoming capital improvements. This in-depth analysis provides a projective and substantiated market-driven and environmentally sound, phased roadmap for guiding cost-feasible capital investments over the next 20 years.
This 20-year planning horizon will include a 5-year Master Plan for the period fiscal years 2019 to 2023; the 10-year Vision Plan for the period fiscal years 2024 to 2028 and the 20-year Vision Plan for the period fiscal years 2029 to 2038.
As one of Florida’s leading economic powerhouses, Broward County’s Port Everglades is the gateway for international trade and cruise vacations. Consistently ranked among the top three busiest cruise ports in the world, Port Everglades is also one of the nation’s leading container ports and South Florida’s main seaport for receiving petroleum products including gasoline, jet fuel and alternative fuels.
The Port Everglades Department is a self-supporting Enterprise Fund of Broward County, Florida government with operating revenues of almost $162 million in Fiscal Year 2017 (October 1, 2016 through September 30, 2017). It does not rely on local tax dollars for operations. The total value of economic activity related to Port Everglades is more than $30 billion, in addition to $1 billion-plus generated for state and local taxes annually. More than 230,000 Florida jobs are impacted by the Port, including over 13,000 people who work for companies that provide direct services to Port Everglades.