Port Everglades has released a statement stating that damage assessment is underway and that the port will reopen to cruise ships once they get approval from the U.S. Coast Guard.
Port Everglades has been closed the past few days due to Hurricane Irma. The complete statement released by the port can be read below:
Damage assessment is underway. Port Everglades will reopen following approval from the U.S. Coast Guard.
Fuel deliveries will continue as soon as the petroleum companies at Port Everglades are able to reopen and the roads are safe for truck drivers.
Petroleum companies at Port Everglades estimate, based on normal demand, that storm reserves consist of a 4-day supply of gasoline, 5 days of diesel fuel, and 5 days jet fuel. Fuel ships are standing by for the Port to reopen to ocean-going vessels.
The Port is working with the cruise lines to determine how to best accommodate cruise guests who are returning this week. Cruise passengers should continue to check with their cruise lines for the latest information on upcoming itineraries.
Cargo terminals will remain closed until further notice.