Logistics Center for Port Everglades

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By Joseph R. Fonseca

Broward County's Port Everglades will move forward with a public-private partnership with the Port Everglades International Logistics Center, LLC (PE-ILC) for the design, construction, financing, operation and maintenance of a new logistics center at the Port, after receiving approval from the Broward County Commission on January 24, 2017.

International Warehouse Services, Inc. (IWS), a long-time tenant at the on-port Foreign-Trade Zone No. 25, is the prime member of the PE-ILC team, along with ANF Group Inc., and Treadwell Franklin Infrastructure Capital LLC. IWS is the largest tenant in the Foreign Trade Zone (FTZ), and has been a tenant at Port Everglades for more than 30 years.

PE-ILC will construct approximately 240,000 square feet of warehouse facilities with an attached 45,000 square-foot office building on 16.657 acres of Port property west of McIntosh Road. The initial ground lease term is for 30 years. The project will contain warehouse, refrigerated warehouse and office space, and cross-docking facilities, which will enhance the services available to shippers using Port Everglades. The entire logistics center will be designated as a Foreign Trade Zone.

"The design and concept of the new logistics center is to provide shipping companies and international customers a full range of port related services. This will include 3PL warehousing services and government inspections, as well as refrigerated space for perishable cargo," said Fred Rogacki, President and CEO of International Warehouse Services. "There is no other port on the east coast that offers this type of service within one centralized location."

The completion of the logistics center, anticipated for April 2019, will allow the Port to proceed with the demolition of the existing obsolete FTZ facility and construction of additional marine terminal yards for cargo customers as provided for in the Port Everglades Master/Vision Plan.

Jan 31, 2017

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