Port Everglades Marine Terminal Celebrates Positive Transformations

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This week marked a momentous occasion for Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) as industry leaders and stakeholders gathered with Port Everglades Terminal (PET) to commemorate the remarkable positive changes and advancements achieved through collaborative efforts. 

Elevating Capabilities

The relocation of the Santana service from Miami to PET stands as a testament to the commitment of MSC to elevate capabilities and service offerings. PET’s upgraded infrastructure now empowers the company to handle larger vessels and accommodate higher cargo volumes, translating into more efficient and cost-effective shipping solutions for valued clients. “The move to PET was a strategic decision to optimize our operations and meet the growing demands of our clients,” said Allen Clifford, MSC’s Executive Vice-President – North America. “This relocation positions us to seize opportunities and expand our service offerings, solidifying our commitment to excellence in the maritime industry.”

Guests at the event included Broward County Mayor Lamar P. Fisher and Laura DiBella, president and CEO of Enterprise Florida and the state’s former secretary of commerce. “MSC calling at our leading seaport comes during a time when Broward County and Port Everglades are experiencing significant growth. More than 1.9 million people live in our great country with an average consumer spend of about $51,000 per household. Nearly 17% more small businesses opened in Broward County in 2020 compared to 2005. And, all those people need furniture and other goods,” Fisher said.

Remarkable Transformation 

PET has undergone a remarkable transformation under the management of Terminal Investment Limited (TiL). With a dedicated team at the helm, significant enhancements have been made in terminal operations, leading to smoother cargo handling processes and overall efficiency improvements. “Our collaboration with TIL has been instrumental in revitalizing PET,” Clifford said. “Together, we are setting new standards of excellence and redefining PET as a reliable and efficient maritime terminal.”

The pursuit of excellence does not stop with terminal improvements alone. MSC is wholeheartedly committed to delivering exceptional service to its clients. To ensure every shipment is handled with utmost care, precision, and speed, the company continues to foster close collaboration with the International Longshoremen’s Association (ILA) labor partners. “Our partnership with ILA labor is crucial to our success,” Clifford said. “Their expertise and dedication have been pivotal in driving seamless operations and ensuring the utmost satisfaction of our clients.”

Beyond just a physical move, the shift of the Santana service to PET represents a true embrace of innovation. With state-of-the-art facilities at PET, MSC is now equipped to implement cutting-edge technologies, real-time tracking systems, and optimized logistics, delivering an unparalleled customer experience. Looking forward, MSC remains committed to fostering a culture of collaboration and open communication with all stakeholders. The company values the insights and feedback from partners, clients, and employees, viewing it as a crucial catalyst for growth and continuous improvement.

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Source: Maritimeexecutive