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Port Everglades container throughput hits record high in December

16 February 2017 | Florida
 

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December 2016 proved a record-setting month for Port Everglades in Broward County, after container throughput rose 15% year on year to 104,590 Twenty Foot Equivalent Unit (TEU).

The throughput was the highest in the port's 90 -year history.

The majority of the increase can be attributed to a resurgence in the Costa Rica and the Dominican Republic markets, including perishable products.

These market increases can also be partially attributed to the change in vessel sharing agreements between Crowley Liner Service and Seaboard Marine.

Port Everglades director of business development, Jim Pyburn said that "Port Everglades helped spearhead a pilot programme to bring refrigerated produce from South America directly to Florida, when it was previously restricted to only coming into northern US ports.”

"The pilot programme was a great success and now we are seeing a wider variety of produce coming to south Florida faster and fresher than when it was trucked here from the northeast."

Several new services also contributed to the port's container volume increase, including Hapag-Lloyd commencing a direct call to port Everglades from Valencia, Spain, on its Mediterranean Gulf Express (MGX) service.

The MGX service is responsible for adding 300 to 400 TEU weekly at port Everglades, which is operated by Florida International Terminal.

   
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