The Port Everglades Harbor Feasibility Study was initiated in 2001 with the non-Federal sponsor, Broward County. The primary purpose of conducting the feasibility study is to investigate improvements to the Federal navigation project at Port Everglades. The overall goals are to decrease costs associated with vessel delays from congestion, channel restrictions, and berth deficiencies.
The existing Federal Channel project depth of 42-feet does not provide adequate, safe depth for large tankers and container ships currently visiting the harbor. The next generation of container ships and oil tankers requires significantly more channel depth to operate efficiently.
The study will accommodate existing and future vessel movements; resolve navigation restriction problems; and present opportunities for national economic development.