Port Everglades plan calls for $1.6 billion in upgradesFlorida’s Port Everglades plans to spend $1.6 billion to improve productivity.

The capital investments at the port are outlined in the port’s recently approved master/vision plan, an update of a 2007 plan, according to a news release from Broward County, Fla., which governs the port through its Board of County Commissioners.

The master/vision plan, written by port staff and AECOM Technical Services Inc., is the culmination of more than 20 meetings with port customers, stakeholders and others over the past year.

With about $26 billion in economic activity in 2013, Port Everglades is one of the nation’s leading ports. About 11,433 people work for companies that provide services to the port.