Jonathan Daniels

Port Everglades

Chief Executive/Port Director

Jonathan Daniels is the Chief Executive and Port Director for Port Everglades, a self-supporting enterprise fund of Broward County, FL, that generates approximately $29 billion in economic activity and 10,000 direct jobs annually. Port Everglades is the world’s third busiest cruise homeport and is ranked among the nation’s leading container ports. It is also Florida’s leading seaport for receiving energy products including gasoline, jet fuel and alternative fuels. Port Everglades is currently undergoing a $3 billion expansion program to expand berth and crane capacity, deepen and widen channels and modernize cruise facilities.

Mr. Daniels comes to Port Everglades from the Port of Gulfport, Mississippi, where he was the Executive Director from 2013 until 2020.

He earned a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science – International Politics and Foreign Affairs from The Citadel, in Charleston, South Carolina, and continued his education at the Maine Maritime Academy in Castine, Maine.

Sessions With Jonathan Daniels

Thursday, 24 June

  • 03:55pm - 04:40pm (CET) / 24/jun/2021 01:55 pm - 24/jun/2021 02:40 pm


    IAPH Regional: Perspectives on the North American Cruise Market

    The North American cruise sector has been one of the hardest-hit markets by the COVID19 pandemic. With the cruise fleet largely in lay-up and major tourist destination ports impacted, the upscaled vaccination programs in the US and Canada are now beginning to offer hope for a restart to the cruise and passenger vessel business. What will the startup look like, and what will ports need to do to play their role in the sustainable reemergence and prosperity of cruise voyaging, both ashore and at sea?