Port Everglades exceeds one-million TEUs for the first time
Florida, November 4, 2014 (STAT):- Broward County’s Port Everglades exceeded one-million TEUs for the first time in the South Florida seaport’s history, according to preliminary fiscal year 2014 statistics.
During FY2014 (October 1, 2013 through September 30, 2014), Port Everglades reported a preliminary, unaudited total of 1,013,344 TEUs moved through the port, with a nearly even split between imports and exports.
“This is a huge accomplishment for our seaport and a credit to our customers who continued to build their businesses through the global recession with an eye towards the future,” said Port Everglades Chief Executive & Port Director Steven Cernak.
Cernak attributed the milestone to continued growth in existing and new containerized cargo services. New services include King Ocean opening a second terminal yard and consolidating services from Terminal Island in Miami, and a full year of the Grand Alliance's (Hapag-Lloyd and its partners NYK Line and OOCL) GAX service to Northern Europe.