The Covid-19 pandemic has been especially challenging for ports as no federal funding was available to offset the heavy blow to the cruising industry. Port Everglades will have to remain self-sustainable at a time where it lost $60 million in cruise industry revenue. The port had to present a new budget adjusted to account for the effects of the pandemic, Port Director Jonathan Daniels told Invest: Insights. The port’s masterplan has been able to move forward especially as it relates to construction projects. Bringing people back to the cruises will be key in the recovery efforts, so the port is spending its time and resources to ensure a safe environment for staff and travelers.