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Port Everglades handled record cargo volumes in FY2017

The port bested the previous containerized cargo record by 1.5 percent.
Photo – Broward County’s Port Everglades


Port Everglades handled a record 1,076,893 20-foot equivalent units (TEUs) in fiscal-year 2017, which ended Sept. 30.

The figure marks a 4 percent increase over the previous fiscal year, and a 1.5 percent over the previous containerized cargo record set in FY2015. The growth was steady throughout the year, but it reached record levels in December and March, Port Everglades officials said in a press release.

Refrigerated produce, apparel, tile and beverages rank among the port's top commodities. The port also is observing growth in machinery and automobile parts as the number of vehicles being shipped in and out of the port increases, said Port Director and Chief Executive Steve Cernak in a press release.

"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," Cernak added.

In FY 2017, petroleum volumes inched up 1 percent to 122,267,524 barrels. The port's operating revenue in the year held steady at $163 million. 

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