Port Everglades is open with no restrictions by order of the U.S. Coast Guard Captain of the Port.
The petroleum companies based at Port Everglades are working around the clock to meet unusually high consumer demands resulting from Hurricane Irma. Three petroleum tank ships arrived Tuesday and are currently offloading 18 million gallons of gasoline, 3.5 million gallons of diesel and 14.7 million gallons of jet fuel. Two more tank ships are scheduled to arrive tonight and tomorrow morning.
Ten of the 12 petroleum companies that operate at the Port have reopened. The two that are still working to reopen have water intrusion and related issues.
Trucks began delivering storm reserves (4-day’s worth under normal circumstances) on Monday morning following Hurricane Irma.
Three cruise ships arrived on Tuesday — Carnival Conquest, Carnival Splendor and Royal Caribbean’s Harmony of the Seas. A fourth cruise ship that extended its itinerary due to Hurricane Irma, Royal Caribbean’s Allure of the Seas, arrived today, Wednesday, September 13. Carnival Sensation was diverted to Port Everglades from Miami this morning. In addition, Holland America Line’s Maasdam will arrive on Wednesday as well on its regular schedule.
The Port is prepared for the possibility of additional cruise ships.
There is concern about cancelled airline flights leaving cruise guests without means to travel home. Broward County is working with the cruise lines and airlines to address the situation.
Southport reopened today cargo ship traffic.