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April 16 marked the start of construction of a 41-acre container terminal at Port Everglades with the Phase VIIA and VIII terminal yard at the southernmost end of the port expected to be completed by spring 2010. The project will expand the port's cargo yard by 15%.

Expansion begins at Port Everglades

Work includes site preparation, installation of water, sewer, and storm drainage systems, paving, a high mast lighting system, and fencing. The winning bid of US$12.3m includes contingencies. Florida state grants are funding almost half of the project that estimates believe will support around 227 construction jobs.

“We have built up our status by taking a proactive approach in our marketing efforts,” said port director Phillip Allen. “While current container movement is softening here like elsewhere in the country, the expansion positions Port Everglades to be ready for economic recovery and cargo growth associated with the Panama Canal expansion and long-term economic growth consistent with our Master Plan.”