Port Everglades cargo volumes fell 6% year-over-year to 85,649 TEUs in October, reflecting an eighth-consecutive month of declining volumes since March of this year.
Despite the annual drop, the port saw volumes rise compared to both the previous month and the same month in 2019. Volumes rose 8% compared to September 2023 and 1% compared to October 2019.
Import loads were 23% higher than 2019 levels in the same period while export loads declined 10%.
This year, Port Everglades welcomed a new service from Ocean Network Express called the FLX service — bringing refrigerated fruits, vegetables and seafood from South America to South Florida.
"With our prominence in the perishables market and efficient terminal operators such as FIT, we are the natural port of choice to serve as the South Florida home for the FLX service," Jonathan Daniels, CEO and port director of Port Everglades, said in a press release.