After taking over the Port Everglades Auto Terminal mid-2016 the company’s operations have grown by about 45% in terms of volume throughput, and in May and June 2017 it contracted two new OEMs for inbound and outbound vehicle flows.
Anthony Vrban, Vice President Operations said: “Through some infrastructure improvements and improved operational processes we have been able to maximise throughput capacity, which has led to better capacity and a surge in volume. We now have a multi-ship operator presence through the terminal and four different trade lanes serving the port. We expect this to grow over the next six to twelve months’’.
With the commitment of OEM volumes through the port, Horizon Terminals will build vehicle processing capability, which is expected to be ready by year-end, in combination with an increase in terminal footprint. At the same time, Florida East Coast Rail are commencing deliveries of auto racks in to Port Everglades to the terminal.
Anthony continues, “It is especially rewarding to see the support from the OEM industry in what we are trying to establish and the Port Authority and Broward County are very supportive in the process’’.
The terminal is the main gateway for Caribbean and Central American exports and inbound traffic for the sizeable South Florida car market both for short and deep-sea trade lanes.