Location: Port Everglades, Florida
The Port Everglades Southport Turning Notch Expansion. The project will lengthen the existing deepwater turn-around area for cargo ships from 900 feet to 2,400 feet, creating five new cargo berths in anticipation of the arrival of larger cargo ships passing through the widened Panama Canal.
This project is projected to provide a $10.7 billion annual increase in economic activity related to the Port and create 2,227 construction jobs in the near term and 5,529 regional jobs by the year 2027 when it is expected to be fully utilized at its maximum capacity.
Work includes: the upgrading of approximately 990 linear feet of an existing bulkhead at existing Berth 30 along the south side of the Turning Notch, the construction of approximately 3,250 linear feet of new bulkhead and 1,600 linear feet of new Environmentally Friendly Bulkhead (EFB), and the removal of existing dolphin piles and rock revetment located along the existing Turning Notch.