FORT LAUDERDALE, FL: Broward County's Port Everglades was endorsed from the Broward County Board of County Commissioners to start a $437.5 million development venture to include new berths for bigger cargo loads and install crane rail foundation for new Super Cranes.
As the leader in containerized cargo volumes, Port Everglades will need additional dock space as it's currently constrained.
The Southport Turning Notch Expansion (STNE) project will ~
- increase existing deepwater turn-around area for cargo ships from around 900 ft. to 2,400 ft.
- add up to five new cargo berths
- open, in July 2017, the Florida East Coast Railway's new intermodal container transfer facility (ICTF)
The 2-part expansion project is the most
expensive capital improvement agreement awarded
in Port Everglades' history
Broward County's Port Everglades, the heart of one of the world's largest consumer sectors, is Florida's leading container port that handles more than one million TEUs. There’s a constant flow of near 110 million visitors statewide and 6 million residents within an 80 mile radius serves that as a gateway to Latin America, the Caribbean, Europe and Asia.
Projects in the five-year Master Plan include:
► Complete Southport Turning Notch expansion
► New bulkheads for Berths 1, 2 and 3
► Expand Slip 1 for petroleum operations
► Create a new neo-bulk storage yard for non-containerized cargo
► Lengthen Slip 2 for larger cruise ships using Cruise Terminal 4
► Improve Cruise Terminal 25 by adding an enclosed corridor to Cruise Terminal 22/24
► Purchase the first two of five super post-Panamax cranes
► Add an outbound lane for cargo trucks on McIntosh Road
► Mitigation in West Lake Park
10 and 20 year (longer-term) projects in the Vision Plans include:
♦ Cruise Terminal 29 improvements
♦ Fill in the Tracor Basin to lengthen Berth 29 to accommodate larger cruise ships
♦ Continue to replace bulkheads throughout the Port
♦ Build a new parking garage for Cruise Terminals 2 and 4 in Northport
♦ Purchase 3 additional super post-Panamax cranes
♦ Reconfigure Berth 33 to accommodate larger cargo ships
♦ Deepen and widening the Port's navigational channels
♦ Construct a crushed rock (aggregate) facility with an underground conveyance from the docks to the rail facility
♦ Conducting traffic and environmental studies for projects in the five-year Master Plan
♦ An affordability analysis for the projects in the 10 year timeframe
STNE Mangrove Conservation includes:replacing 8.7 acres of an existing mangrove conservation easement with a 16.5-acre upland enhancement of approximately 70,000 new mangroves and wetland plants
In addition, Port officials are working closely with port users, the environmental community and the Florida Department of Environmental Protection will develop the plan for the new mangrove habitat.