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Panama Canal, Port Everglades Alliance


The Panama Canal Authority (ACP) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Port Everglades yesterday. ACP Administrator/CEO Alberto Alemán Zubieta and Port Everglades Director Phillip C. Allen signed the MOU during a ceremony held in Panama, agreeing to encourage new business and trade between both organizations. By signing the MOU, the ACP and Port Everglades agree to exchange information about their latest modernization efforts. The ACP and Port will also work together to promote maritime trade. This could include joint advertising programs, data interchange, and competitive market analyses of the shipping industry. The total value of economic activity at Port Everglades is almost $18b and approximately 185,000 Florida jobs are impacted by the Port. Port Everglades’ trade through the Panama Canal with the Far East and West Coast of South America reached 909,893 short tons in fiscal year 2008 or 15 percent of Port Everglades’ containerized cargo throughput. Currently, the Port is working toward increasing capacity to handle the larger ships that will transit the Canal post expansion. Slated for completion in 2014, the Panama Canal expansion project will build a new lane of traffic along the Panama Canal through the construction of a new set of locks, which will double capacity and allow more traffic and longer, wider ships.

Panama Canal, Port Everglades Renew Partnership

The Panama Canal Authority (ACP) and Port Everglades renewed their strategic alliance today with the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU).  First signed in August 2009, the MOU, which is renewable for five years, solidifies both entities’ dedication to growth and best customer practices. “Our partnership furthers our shared goal of promoting trade growth in Panama and Florida,” said ACP Administrator/CEO Alberto Alemán Zubieta

Port Everglades Appoints Director of Business Development

Michael Vanderbeek: Photo credit Port Everglades

Michael Vanderbeek is appointed Director of Business Development for Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood Michael was formerly with the Port of Long Beach, CA, the nation'’s second busiest container cargo seaport, making him a good choice to lead the Business Development Division for Broward County’'s Port Everglades Department. The Port Everglades Business Development Division is responsible for developing marketing and sales strategies to draw additional cruise business and

Port Everglades Names New Director of Administration

Alan Hill: Photo credit Broward County Port Everglades Dept.

Alan Hill, a 19-year veteran of the Broward County Port Everglades Department, has been named as its new Director of Administration In his new position, Hill will oversee procurement, property management, contract administration, business permits, franchises, human resources, labor relations, risk management, contract administration, and various other facets of general administration for Port Everglades. He is replacing Pia Thompson, who retired recently after 35 years at Port Everglades.

Offshore-Inland Completes Repairs on Celebrity Millennium

Offshore-Inland Marine & Oilfield Services completed a repair job for Celebrity Cruise Lines in November 2003. Celebrity’s Millennium required replacement of a 20-ton main propulsion transformer during a planned port visit at Port Everglades, Fla. Offshore Inland responded in spite of the strict time frame requirement to cut a large access opening in the vessel’s side, remove the existing transformer, install a new Celebrity provided transformer and close the access opening all in less

Port Everglades' New Intermodal Project

Port Everglades container terminals: Photo credit Port Everglades

Governor Scott breaks ground on Port Everglades' intermodal container transfer facility. The new facility will combine an on-port international and domestic cargo rail facility. Florida East Coast Railway is investing $53 million to build and will operate the ICTF. Broward County's Port Everglades Department, which is a self-supporting Enterprise Fund that does not rely on local tax dollars, contributed 42.5 acres of land for the ICTF which is valued at $19 million.

Port Everglades to Homeport Largest Ships

Port Everglades will be the homeport for Royal Caribbean's two largest vessels, bringing 17m passengers to the port over 10 years, officials said. The Broward County Commission said it expects to finalize the deal with the Miami-based cruise company by Dec. 19. Royal Caribbean's Project Genesis ships are to be 220,000 tons and hold 5,400 passengers, making them the largest ships ever constructed. The first is expected to begin sailing in fall 2009 and the second a year later.

Port Everglades Salutes USS Ronald Reagan

Broward County’s Port Everglades saluted the U.S. Navy’s newest aircraft carrier, USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76), this month as the 1,092-foot-long ship and several thousand sailors made their first port call since the ship’s commissioning in July 2003. “Broward County has always been a favorite destination for Navy ships, which is due in part to the many attractions and sites this area has to offer young people, and to the warm reception they receive from our local residents as well as our

Coast Guard to Conduct Investigation of QM2 Incident

The Coast Guard will conduct an inspection and investigation of the Queen Mary 2 when it arrives at Terminal 21 in Port Everglades/ The Captain of the Queen Mary 2 reported to the Coast Guard the ship had experienced a noise and unusual vibration in the engine room, five miles outside of the Port of Everglades and had reason to believe they may have struck a submerged object. According to a statement released by Princess Cruises

Crowley Delivers for London's Royal Ballet


Beginning this week hundreds and possibly even thousands of Cubans will have the opportunity to see world-class dancers from The Royal Ballet, Great Britain's largest and most prestigious ballet company, as they perform in Cuba's two most iconic theaters, the Gran Teatro de la Habana, Sala Garcia Lorca and the Karl Marx Teatro.   The historic cultural exchange for the ballet company began weeks ago, as Crowley personnel put the transportation details together to get the eight 40-foot

SC Line Begins Service to Cuba from Port Everglades

Image: SC Line

 Shipping company SC Line has started up service between Fort Lauderdale's Port Everglades and Cuba, reports Sun Sentinel.   The cargo and cruise vessels no longer require a special license to ply between US and Cuba.   SC Line can serve the Cuban seaports of Mariel and Santiago

Crowley Bolsters LNG Equipment Fleet

Photo: Crowley

Crowley Maritime Corp. informs it has responded to increased market demand, acquiring 16 additional ISO tanks for its Carib Energy group that will be used to supply, transport and distribute U.S.-sourced liquefied natural gas (LNG) to customers in Puerto Rico, the Caribbean and Central America

Port Everglades Project Step Closer

Ports Chief Executive Steven Cernak told about the projects long-awaited approval from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

  Broward County's Port Everglades is moving forward with a plan to widen and deepen its channels, but there are still several steps to go before construction begins, the Port's Chief Executive Steven Cernak told elected officials and business leaders during an event to celebrate the

Fed's Green Signal for Port Everglades Expansion

Imag by Port Everglades

 Port Everglades received key federal clearance to begin the next phase of deepening and widening its channels.   The port now can seek Congressional funding for a project that would generate thousands of jobs and maintain the region's leading position in international trade.  

Imports Back to Normal After Ratification

Jonathon Gold VP Supply Chain and Customs Policy

Import cargo volume at the nation’s major retail container ports has returned to normal levels following ratification of a new West Coast labor agreement, according to the monthly Global Port Tracker report released today by the National Retail Federation and Hackett Associates.

Balearia Requests US-Cuba Ferry License

Photo courtesy of Balearia

Balearia has requested a license to operate between the U.S. and Cuba from the U.S. Treasury Department, after both countries' announcement of the reestablishment of diplomatic relations. The shipping company is awaiting an official response from the U.S

Dozens Fell Sick on Holland America Cruise Ship

Maasdam: Holland America Line

 About 60 guests aboard Holland America cruise ship Maasdam reported to the infirmary with the virus about one week into the cruise.    The passengers on the MS Maasdam began experiencing gastrointestinal illness while on a 14-day sailing

LOC Relocates Florida Office

Global marine engineering consultant company London Offshore Group Ltd (LOC) opened an office in Houston in 1985, signaling the start of 30 years of involvement in U.S. marine warranty surveying and maritime consulting.   In 2002, the group established a Miami office to serve clients in

Rescue Crews Respond to Overturned Vessel

Picture shows the ship sinking

  Coast Guard rescue crews rescued four men from the water after their vessel capsized one nautical mile east of Port Everglades inlet Wednesday evening. An additional male was taken to Broward General Hospital for a higher level of care.

Port Everglades Strengthens Cargo Connections

Landside infrastructure improvements have made connections with major highways and railroad systems more efficient, the port said. (Photo courtesy of Port Everglades)

Broward County's Port Everglades has partnered with public and private entities on several multimillion-dollar landside infrastructure improvements designed to improve connections with South Florida's major highway and railroad systems.  

RUMBA Sails with 'Spirit of Malabo' Onboard

Antillean Marine Shipping Corporation Puts Rower Back On Course

  A container carrying the twenty-four foot Brazilian built ocean rowboat, Spirit of Malabo, left the Port of Cap Haitian on Saturday en-route to Port Everglades Terminals (PET) in Florida aboard Antillean Marine Shipping Corporation vessel RUMBA.

International Trade Up 6.8% at Port Everglades

Port Everglades is South Florida’s “powerhouse port”

  Port Everglades is experiencing a surge in international trade with a 11 percent increase in TEUs (20-foot equivalent units, the industry’s standard measurement for container volumes) and a 6.85 percent increase in the dollar value of all waterborne commerce during the first nine

Crowley, Seaboard to share vessels

Crowley, Seaboard to share vessels

  Crowley Maritime Corporation’s liner services group and Seaboard Marine Ltd. announced today that they have entered a new vessel sharing agreement (VSA) to service customers in the Dominican Republic trade lane, while also changing their current VSA to Panama and Costa Rica.

ACP, Port Everglades DiscussPartnership

Photo courtesy of Port Everglades

The Panama Canal Authority (ACP) received a delegation from Port Everglades led by Broward County Mayor Barbara Sharief and Deputy Port Director Glenn Wiltshire. During the meeting, the Panama Canal Administrator provided an update on the Expansion Program and its impact on U.S. East Coast ports

Resolve Maritime Academy's New Wet Trainer Facility

Pictured: David Boldt, Simulator Group Manager; Denise Johnston, Director of Resolve Maritime Academy, and Clifford Charlock, Fire School Manager, at the site of Resolve Maritime Academy’s new wet trainer in Port Everglades( Photo courtesy of Resolve Maritime Academy)

Resolve Maritime Academy informed it has started building a new, two-story wet trainer, larger and more expansive than its original, the L/V Gray Manatee. “We are incredibly proud to offer a course that combines stability and damage control using our new two-story wet trainer

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