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Port Everglades Chief Executive and Port Director Jonathan Daniels has appointed Ricardo Charlton as director of operations.
Charlton will oversee the harbormaster office, linehandlers, operations support and container crane sections, which are involved in the Florida port's diverse cruise, cargo and energy operations. He will be responsible for budget preparation and adherence, personnel, port tariff and participation in contract negotiations with cruse lines, cargo carriers and terminal operators.
The port's operations division coordinates more than 8,000 vessel and 3.9 million cruise and ferry passenger movements annually.
Prior to joining the port's staff, Charlton served as director of maintenance at the Port of Tacoma/Northwest Seaport Alliance in Tacoma, Washington. Charlton began his maritime career in 1996 as a senior terminal planner with Freeport Container Port Hutchison Port Holdings in Freeport, Bahamas. In 2006, he moved to south Florida to work for Tropical Shipping at the Port of Palm Beach as a terminal manager. Since then, he held positions of increasing responsibility with Crowley Liner Service at Port Everglades and Federal Marine Terminals at the Port of Lake Charles, Louisiana.
"Ricardo is an outstanding addition and brings a wealth experience and knowledge with him," said Daniels in a press release. "His skill set spans all aspects of port operations and we are excited that he has joined our team."