Port Everglades gets USD 120 million cruise terminal upgrade

   December 16, 2020 ,   Cruise Industry

All major cruise companies are getting ready for a comeback after the COVID crisis, while one of South Florida’s busy cruise ports is getting a major makeover.

A state-of-the-art people mover is coming into shape inside the new Herron Garage at Port Everglades (Fort Lauderdale, Florida), built to serve passengers in terminals 2 and 4. The USD 120 million project features solar panels and touchless parking management systems.

Fort Lauderdale (Port Everglades, Florida)

Port Everglades CEO Jonathan Daniels said:

“We’ve done everything we can to accelerate while business is down and times are a little bit slower. You don’t see the congestion. You don’t see people moving through.”

Cruising-related revenues at Port Everglades are down about USD 60 million. It employs nearly 13000 people, ~6000 of whom have already lost their jobs. Of those 6000, ~4500 work in the cruise shipping industry.