HOLLYWOOD (CBSMiami) – As Port Miami progresses with its upgrade, Port Everglades is slated for improvements as well.

Gov. Rick Scott committed $13 million on Thursday to an improvement project at the port, the South Florida Business Journal reported.

“Today’s announcement is another example of Florida’s commitment to our world-class port system being a driver of our economy,” Scott said. “This $13 million investment in our port system is one of the reasons why Florida’s economy continues to move in the right direction and creates more jobs and opportunities for Florida families.”

Along with providing the port with more dock space, the project will enable work to begin on its new intermodal container transfer facility, which is an on-port international and domestic cargo rail facility.

Florida East Coast Railway, which signed a long-term agreement with Broward County in March 2012 to build, operate and maintain the transfer facility. CEO Jim Hertwig said in a statement that the new facility will enhance transportation service between South Florida and the Southeast U.S.

Read more in the South Florida Business Journal article.

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