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  • Broward County leases Port Everglades land to railroad, expects new jobs
    Posted on August 26, 2011.

    A “milestone” agreement to lease public land at Broward’s seaport to a private railroad company won the County Commission’s approval Tuesday, cementing a deal that has been years in the making.

    Broward elected officials and business leaders, as well as Port Everglades and Florida East Coast railway officials, said the compact for what they call an “Intermodal Container Transfer Facility” will bring much-desired jobs and expansion of commerce in an ailing economy.

  • Broward County Commission Approves MOU with Florida East Coast Railway to Transport Containerized Cargo at Port Everglades
    Posted on August 26, 2011.

    The Broward County Board of County Commissioners today unanimously approved a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Florida East Coast Railway (FEC) to construct and operate an Intermodal Container Transfer Facility (ICTF) on 42.5 acres of land at Port Everglades.

  • Florida railroad sitting in sweet spot as state preps for expanded Panama Canal
    Posted on August 22, 2011.

    Besides the region's civic and port leaders, perhaps no one in the wide swath of Central and South Florida has more at stake with the opening of the expanded Panama Canal than does Jim Hertwig.

  • Port Everglades moves toward Public/Private Partnership with FEC for rail to transport cargo
    Posted on July 06, 2011.

    The Broward County Board of County Commissioners today unanimously approved action authorizing the Port Everglades Department staff to negotiate a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Florida East Coast Railway company leading to the development of an Intermodal Container Transfer Facility (ICTF) on Port property.

  • Miami port upgrade drives FEC growth: Fla. East Coast Railway cashes in on intermodal
    Posted on March 25, 2011.

    JACKSONVILLE — Florida East Coast Railway LLC expects annual double-digit intermodal handling increases and a similar pace of revenue growth over the next several years, largely due to the deepening of the Port of Miami and the growth of intermodal business.

  • Port Everglades accelerates growth plan
    Posted on March 02, 2011.

    While the Port of Miami was in the news spotlight on Friday, Port Everglades gained approval from the Broward County Commission earlier in the week to accelerate its growth under an updated master plan.

    The moves come as East Coast ports expect a surge in container traffic after an expansion of the Panama Canal is completed in 2014. The arrival of megaships in Miami increases the likelihood of other ships getting displaced into the Fort Lauderdale port under scenarios previously outlined by trade experts.

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