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and Docas do Rio in Brazil—

and also a Memorandum

of Understanding with the

Panama Canal Authority.

While often seen just as an act

of goodwill, sister programs

like these encourage new

business and trade between

organizations. To become

a Sister Seaport with Port

Everglades, a seaport must

commit to the free exchange

of information pertaining to

cruise and cargo operations,

statistical information and

general market research.

“Sister Seaports adds a sense

of humanity and accessibility

to large organizations that

stronger: its relationship with

FECR has made business

for both organizations more

profitable and easier to

conduct. Port Everglades has

seen similar benefits from its

International Sister Seaports

program.

Launched in March of

2007, the Sister Seaports

program has since aligned

Port Everglades with four

seaports—Port of Olbia on

the island of Sardinia in Italy,

Port of Xiamen in China,

Port of Marseille in France,

PORT EVERGLADES

#1

seaport in

Florida by

revenue -

$153 million

(FY2014)

#1

container

port in

Florida

(#12 in U.S.)

by volume –

over 1 million

20-foot

equivalent

units

(TEUs)

(1,013,344)

(FY2014)

#1

seaport for

exports in

Florida – 13.

billion expor

in

(CY2014)

,

$13.5 billion

imports

(CY2014)

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Collaboration BOSS

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2015

“It is interesting to learn about

how ports in other parts of the

world operate and how they

handle various challenges that

may be similar to our own.”

- Ellen Kennedy