Port Everglades kicks off Fiscal Year 2022 with a record first month

Port Everglades

Port Everglades has begun its Fiscal Year 2022 with a record-breaking first month, handling 94,588 TEU in October 2021.

Overall, container volumes were up 5.5% through the month compared to the previous record set in October 2018.

“It could be a record year for Port Everglades if the rest of the fiscal year holds true to October numbers,” said Jonathan Daniels, Chief Executive and Director of Port Everglades. “Thanks to the hard work of our terminal operators and the dedication of our labour members, the new year is starting out strong.”

Port Everglades recently closed Fiscal Year 2021, which ended 30 September 2021, exceeding one million TEU. This showed that the port is back to pre-pandemic levels as container volumes increased 10% above the previous fiscal year.

“Our bread-and-butter trade partners, Latin America and the Caribbean, are rebounding as they return to manufacturing and open their borders for trade and tourism. The road to recovery is robust throughout the United States. Florida ports, including Port Everglades, are poised to handle larger container volumes and may be able to help alleviate congestion that other ports are experiencing.”

PTI recently spoke to Daniels as part of its ‘In conversation with’ series where he echoed the Florida Ports Council’s call for more shipping lines to divert cargo through its state ports in a bid to alleviate the cargo imbalance choking up major West Coast ports.

He also revealed that the port complex is currently undergoing almost half a billion dollars of active construction, spearheaded by the Southport Turning Notch project to create a new cargo berthing area.

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