With a long and interesting history in South Florida, Port Everglades, originally known as Lake Mabel or Bay Mabel Harbor (part of which now is also called Hollywood Harbor), was officially established as a deep-water harbor in 1927 by the Florida State Legislature and dedicated in 1928.
The Port is conveniently situated near the Atlantic Ocean shipping lanes, the Florida East Coast railway, Florida's highway system, Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport and the beautiful beaches of Greater Fort Lauderdale and Hollywood.
Port Everglades serves all of South Florida and is in close proximity to Miami (23 miles south), West Palm Beach (48 miles north) and Orlando (215 miles north).
Exotic cruise vacations and international trade are what makes Port Everglades an economic powerhouse for Broward County and one of the most diverse seaports in the United States.
Most people associate South Florida with sunshine. There's a select group, however, that identifies it with speed. That group consists of more than 30 shipping lines. For them, the fastest and most strategic course for their cargo is Port Everglades.
Port Everglades has rapidly established itself as Florida leading seaport for containerized cargo. We're at the epicenter of a region that thrives on trade and tourism. It's the perfect hub and point of entry for companies that conduct business in Central and South America, the Caribbean, Europe, and the Far East.
The more than 5.2 million tons of containerized cargo that move through Port Everglades annually have it ranked as the 12th leading container port in the U.S. and one of the top in Florida, now serving more than 150 ports and 70 countries.