$2 billion Port Everglades expansion ...

$2 billion Port Everglades expansion means bigger cruise ships,...

There are 26 comments on the South Florida Sun-Sentinel story from Sep 6, 2007, titled $2 billion Port Everglades expansion means bigger cruise ships,.... In it, South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports that:

Larger terminals for super-size cruise ships, more berths for freighters and a wharf to handle imported crushed rock for construction will be built at Port Everglades over the next 20 years as part of a $2 ...

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Ron

United States

#1 Sep 6, 2007
Expand the port so we can bring in more tainted toys and food from other countries and kill our own environment in the process. This makes complete sense to me.
As Usual

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#2 Sep 6, 2007
As Usual, the Sun-Senile misses a huge opportunity to have a serious report complete with images, graphics, interactive online material, video, etc. Hey, SS! This is the Internet, you're not limited by the size of the page! This could be informative but it is not. You've got a few hundred words that are mostly meaningless to anyone but Port insiders. Bad job!
WTF

Hollywood, FL

#3 Sep 6, 2007
Brilliant planning again PEV. Let's expand a public convention center in the middle of a high security zone. Don't worry about the mangroves, we can pay nature to be relocated. We're going to expand the cargo area because the existing empty yards from lost tenants is not enough. Oh, and thanks SeaEscape for all your years of paying fees, taxes, and adding to our total passenger count in the port, but we no longer need you. Maybe we can find you some room at the new cargo terminal, if we have the time? We will, of course, have to continue with the annual relocation of the Port ID Office, something with a water view would be nice. Maybe Sheriff Jenne can provide some consulting?
oysterbone

Boca Raton, FL

#4 Sep 6, 2007
And when will the next airport expansion begin? NO, NO, not the ongoing one! The expansion that comes when the fools at 115 S. Andrews Ave. say the airport is too small to support the sea port.
patrickfll

Hialeah, FL

#5 Sep 6, 2007
Money well spent.
I completely support Port Everglades expansion.
bem

Tallahassee, FL

#6 Sep 6, 2007
Anticipation is the key word here. Who is projecting what? Just like all of the huge overpriced condo developments that flippers can't unload.

I live near the neighborhood. The cruise ships and passengers are a nuisance; the foreign born crews even worse, more rude than you can imagine.

The convention center is never used to capacity. In fact, getting in there is like an armed camp. People bus from the airport to the ships, and add nothing to our community only trash that goes into the landfill.

Or that's the key, we have no community only tons of people passing through because it's too expensive to live here.
Jeb

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#7 Sep 6, 2007
The Port makes a lot of money for the County. A bigger Port will make a lot more. Support this project!
Jeb

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#8 Sep 6, 2007
WTF wrote:
Brilliant planning again PEV. Let's expand a public convention center in the middle of a high security zone. Don't worry about the mangroves, we can pay nature to be relocated. We're going to expand the cargo area because the existing empty yards from lost tenants is not enough. Oh, and thanks SeaEscape for all your years of paying fees, taxes, and adding to our total passenger count in the port, but we no longer need you. Maybe we can find you some room at the new cargo terminal, if we have the time? We will, of course, have to continue with the annual relocation of the Port ID Office, something with a water view would be nice. Maybe Sheriff Jenne can provide some consulting?
Have you read the papers lately? Jenne is on his way to federal prison. He can't provide anything.
voice of reason

United States

#9 Sep 6, 2007
I wonder how much the gangsters (oops, I mean parimutuals) paid off the county commission to include destroying the gambling ship industry as a side bar to the port expansion?
Big Papa

Boynton Beach, FL

#10 Sep 6, 2007
A small slice for a mega-yacht haul out / repair facility would be nice. That is another 'Big Impact' industry in Fort Lauderdale...but its being ignored by the county because they see it a 'rich boy toys.' They don't realize that the 'rich boys' employ crew, crew buy goods for the boats and themselves, dockage, etc., etc..
no to cookie cutters

Polk City, FL

#11 Sep 6, 2007
As Usual wrote:
As Usual, the Sun-Senile misses a huge opportunity to have a serious report complete with images, graphics, interactive online material, video, etc. Hey, SS! This is the Internet, you're not limited by the size of the page! This could be informative but it is not. You've got a few hundred words that are mostly meaningless to anyone but Port insiders. Bad job!
i agree! i agree! i agree!

you expect at least SOMETHING visual, and you get nothing.

pitiful, but not unexpected.
Another Broward Resident

West Palm Beach, FL

#12 Sep 6, 2007
The money is already flowing into the pockets of the commissioners. End the day gambling cruises, bring in more defective toys and goods, poisonous food, etc and continue to trash our environment. If the Port brings in so much money for the County than why is the County in such bad shape? Adding more to the Port at the cost of destroying more of our environment is not going to balance the books at the County. It is time for term limits to the commissioners.
patrickfll

Hialeah, FL

#13 Sep 6, 2007
bem wrote:
Anticipation is the key word here. Who is projecting what? Just like all of the huge overpriced condo developments that flippers can't unload.
I live near the neighborhood. The cruise ships and passengers are a nuisance; the foreign born crews even worse, more rude than you can imagine.
The convention center is never used to capacity. In fact, getting in there is like an armed camp. People bus from the airport to the ships, and add nothing to our community only trash that goes into the landfill.
Or that's the key, we have no community only tons of people passing through because it's too expensive to live here.
The people passing through pay fees.
Enjoy them.
Wetlands

Boca Raton, FL

#15 Sep 6, 2007
Well at least they can buy some coastal wetlands for mitigation. Oh wait!! There is no coastal wetlands left in Broward. I dont care if the expand the port... but why do you need the wetlands to do so, there is plenty of land across the port and further North. Of course those lands are occupied by the convention center and high end homes and hotels - all of which can be relocated and replaced unlike the coastal wetlands.
Port Worker

Spring, TX

#16 Sep 6, 2007
Workers in the Port have stated there concerns on deaf ears. What good is it to have an open forum discussion when no one listens. The meeting at the Library is just a smoke screen to meet all the permitting and regulatory requirements. The Port already brings in over $100,000,000 annually. How much do these money hungry officials need in there pockets.

Wake up Broward - It's out of control.
Davie Resident

United States

#17 Sep 6, 2007
The Davie Town Council is already fighting the airport expansion, I think they should waste more of our tax money and fight the port expansion.

“Disabled doesn't mean can't!”

Since: Dec 06

Fort Lauderdale

#18 Sep 6, 2007
Did anyone ever come up with current numbers to validate the long-term gain involving the "Swerdlow Deal"?

C'mon John!(Rodstrom) You were the only one that sued your peers! What's the bottom line?
Port Expansion

AOL

#19 Sep 6, 2007
I hope you people plan this out carefully as the Earth warming will cause the ocean to rise several feet over the years along south Florida coastal areas and if not all of Florida's coastal areas. Eventually, half of Florida will be underwater and all the political clout will be put to shame from bad decisions. I may not live long to see it happen but it will happen. I rest my case.
Pago Pago Trojan

Toledo, OH

#20 Sep 6, 2007
Good plan..go for it. The airport also needs to be enlarged.
Unreal

Hialeah, FL

#21 Sep 6, 2007
It is on the Port Eveglades Website.
www.broward.org/port

in full color and free
As Usual wrote:
As Usual, the Sun-Senile misses a huge opportunity to have a serious report complete with images, graphics, interactive online material, video, etc. Hey, SS! This is the Internet, you're not limited by the size of the page! This could be informative but it is not. You've got a few hundred words that are mostly meaningless to anyone but Port insiders. Bad job!

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