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Port Everglades waives tariff charges for relief supplies

[ September 4, 2019   //   ]

Broward County’s Port Everglades is waiving its tariff charges for ocean shipping lines transporting humanitarian relief supplies to the Bahamas in the wake of Hurricane Dorian.

“We received requests from several ship operators to begin transporting goods to the Bahamas before Hurricane Dorian had even passed the islands,” said Port Everglades Acting Chief Executive & Port Director Glenn Wiltshire.  “The tariff waiver is a direct incentive to ocean carriers and companies supplying construction supplies, food and medicine to help the Bahamian people rebuild.”

Under Port Everglades Tariff Item No. 950, the Port Everglades Chief Executive may waive the port tariff charges for shippers who are transporting donated supplies or resources from governmental or charitable organizations up to $10,000, unless authorized by the Broward County Board of County Commissioners to exceed that amount. Other reduced fees are outlined in the tariff item for shippers who reduce their transport fees.