Port Everglades Reports Third Consecutive Year of GrowthCreated by HButler on 12/4/2012 2:31:57 PM
Port Everglades handled 5.9 million tons of cargo in fiscal year 2012, which ended Sept. 30, a 3 percent increase from fiscal year 2011 and the third consecutive year of growth in cargo, according to a preliminary report form the South Florida seaport.
Port Everglades moved 923,600 20-foot-equivalent units, a 5 percent increase compared with last year, returning the port to the near record levels it enjoyed in 2008 — 985,000 TEUs — prior to the economic slump.
Port officials credit existing customers at Port Everglades for the cargo increases, as well as the addition of two new heavy equipment shipping services, Naviera Master Line de Venezuela and SC Line.
- The Journal of Commerce.