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Port Everglades Sets Record for Containerized Cargo Volumes in FY2017

[ November 10, 2017   //   ]

Broward County’s Port Everglades topped its previous record for containerized cargo volumes with 1,076,893 TEUs moving through the Port in Fiscal Year 2017, which ended Sept. 30, 2017.
The Port also experienced slight increases in cruise passengers and petroleum volumes according to unaudited reports.
The containerized cargo increase represents a 4% boost compared to FY2016, and a 1.5% increase since the last record was set in FY2015 at 1,060,507 TEUs. Growth was steady throughout the year and spiked with record months in December and March.
“The volumes of refrigerated produce coming into Florida through Port Everglades from Central America is significant. It represents more than half of all perishable cargo that arrives in Florida by ocean,” said Port Everglades Chief Executive and Port Director Steve Cernak. “Apparel, tile and beverages also rank among our top commodities. Notably, we are seeing growth in machinery and automobile parts as the number of vehicles being shipped in and out of the port also increases.”