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Port Everglades Receives $19 million U.S. Infrastructure Grant

[ November 4, 2022   //   ]

Everglades has been awarded a $19 million federal grant by the U.S. Department of Transportation under the Port Infrastructure Development Program (PIDP), to modernize several cargo docks and ensure efficient operations over the next 75 years. This is the port’s first large federal infrastructure grant award in recent history.
The project will replace approximately 1,650 linear feet of bulkheads (sea wall) at Berths 16, 17, and 18. The project includes new steel sheet pile bulkheads with concrete caps, cathodic protection, mooring hardware and fendering systems, dockside utility extensions, berth apron pavement, drainage system improvements, and benthic habitat surveys and mitigation.
“The new bulkheads are planned and designed to account for sea level rise and accommodate new generations of larger cargo and cruise vessels,” said Port Everglades CEO and Port Director Jonathan Daniels.