Everglades breaks 1m teu barrier

Everglades breaks 1m teu barrier

Florida’s Port Everglades has exceeded one million teu for the first time in its history, according to preliminary fiscal year 2014 statistics.

During FY2014 (October 1, 2013 through September 30, 2014), Everglades reported a preliminary, unaudited total of 1,013,344 teu 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 the port’s chief executive and director Steven Cernak.

Cernak attributed the milestone to continued growth in existing and new containerised 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.

The port said that ongoing capital improvements and expansion will ensure its capacity to handle future growth in container traffic.