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February 12, 2018 11:30 AM, EST
Exporters of Used Vehicles Get Digital Assist at Port Everglades
Port Everglades Broward County’s Port Everglades

U.S. Customs and Border Protection launched a process that allows shippers at Florida’s Port Everglades to submit original vehicle export documentation electronically in lieu of delivering physical copies to the local CBP trade office.

The electronic validation program, which is the first of its kind in the country, is offered to exporters shipping used vehicles from South Florida to destinations throughout the Caribbean, Central America and beyond, according to the port.

Broward County’s Port Everglades handles more than 1 million TEUs annually (20-foot equivalent units are the industry standard measurement for container volumes) and serves as a gateway to Latin America, the Caribbean, Europe and Asia.

In fiscal 2017, 42,553 TEUs of vehicle cargo were exported at Port Everglades.