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County Board of County Commissioners, is operated by numerous divisions, each with responsibility over specific functions.
The Port Everglades Administration Building, where offices of the port director and most divisions are located, is a six-story building with a glass facade and red trim that stands at 1850 Eller Drive, near the center of the port. The Administration Building is accessed most easily by taking I-595 East straight into the port. Visitors must register with security personnel at the first-floor checkpoint.
As administrative head of Port Everglades, the port director has responsibility over proper administration of all seaport functions. The deputy port director, as second in command, performs such duties in the port director's absence.
Procurement, property management, business permits, franchises, human resources, labor relations, risk management, and various other facets of general port administration fall under this division. Direct phone numbers for specific functions include:
This division is responsible for marketing and sales strategies to draw additional containerized, bulk and neobulk cargo volumes to Port Everglades. Staff provides customer service to the shipping community and markets Foreign Trade Zone No. 25 and other port facilities to the maritime community. A schedule of liner services may be obtained from this division.
Public information, media relations, special events, port publications and advertising are among key functions. The division also schedules port tours and speakers bureau presentations, develops audio-visual productions, and coordinates trade promotion and naval public affairs activities.
Events Hotline/Navy Ship Tours:
The seaport's extensive capital improvements program is developed and administered by this division, which has responsibility over strategic planning, architectural and engineering design, harbor maintenance/dredging, construction administration, surveys, engineering records, zoning, building code conformance, land development and a full range of environmental programs, including mitigation, wildlife protection, biological monitoring and environmental permits.
Finance is responsible for all of the financial transactions including invoicing, collections, accounts payable, payroll, grants, capital projects, bond compliance, internal and external financial reporting, and port-wide data processing services.
Legal advice and counsel for the seaport, as well as its officers, in performance of official duties, is the responsibility of the Broward County Attorney's Office.
All operational functions are overseen by this division, including coordination of ship berth assignments, stevedoring and agency needs of port users, special events logistics, maintenance of tariff rules and regulations (available upon request) and responsibility over the following:
Passsenger Development focuses on marketing to attract additional cruise ship business and provides customer service to cruise lines currently serving the port. Avenues pursued include trade show participation, travel agent relations and overall tourism in industry involvement. An annual cruise guide summarizing the port's cruise fleet and itineraries is available upon request.
The port's Public Safety division coordinates around-the-clock security and emergency medical services with the Broward Sheriff's Office and Broward County Fire Rescue division, respectively. Public Safety, with centrally-located Midport headquarters, has specific responsibility for general public safety, employee identification passes, dock permits, fire suppression, inspection and prevention, hazardous material tracking and equipment maintenance.