Friday, 9 January 2015

Port Everglades opens renovated terminal

Port Everglades opens renovated terminal

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Port Everglades said it officially opened an upgraded Terminal 4 that will accommodate cruise growth in Fort Lauderdale.
The $24 million project moved the passenger drop-off for the 140,000 square foot terminal to the east side from the west to eliminate traffic conflicts with Terminal 2.
The terminal also added 172 surface parking spaces, replaced an old escalator with two new escalators and two new elevators, installed 50 new check-in counters, a new loading bridge and a 4-by-40-foot ceramic mural entitled “Pelican Path” that will be used to guide cruise guests from the arrival area onto their ship.
The Fort Lauderdale port next plans to lengthen the adjacent slip by 250 feet, for a total 1,150 feet of berth length. The $18 million slip extension is slated to be completed by the end of 2016.