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Enstructure, SSA Marine Expand at JAXPORT

[ February 2, 2024   //   ]

Enstructure, a U.S. marine terminal and logistics company, has agreed with the Jacksonville Port Authority to lease and develop 79 acres of waterfront property at JAXPORT’s Tallyrand Marine Terminal
Enstructure is parent company of Jacksonville-based Seonus Stevedoring, a JAXPORT tenant for 27 years, that operates 35 acres of adjacent space at Tallyrand. Combined with the new agreement, Enstructure will provide 115 acres at the terminal.
The property will be a mixed-use facility with the flexibility to move multiple cargo types, including breakbulk, dry bulk, vehicles and containers.
Enstructure’s lease will begin in late 2025, after the current tenant, Southeast Toyota Distributors, relocates to the port’s Blount Island Marine Terminal.
The agreement, which includes a US$136 million lease with the port over the terms of the contract, calls for Enstructure to develop at least 200,000 square feet of new on-terminal warehousing at Tallyrand. That would represent a 20 percent increase in on-terminal capacity.

SSA Marine Progress

Independent terminal operator SSA Marine said it has reached the halfway point in its US$72 million project to expand and modernize the SSA Jacksonville Container Terminal on Blount Island Marine Terminal.
The phased construction began in 2022, and by 2025 the terminal will be able to accommodate nearly 500,000 TEUs annually, a 150 percent increase over its current throughput. The increased capacity will print JAXPORT’s TEU capacity to more than 2 million TEUs.
Phases completed are a redesigned terminal gate system, six new outbound truck lanes, upgraded terminal lighting and paving of nearly 40 acres of heavy-duty asphalt to be able to accommodate taller stacks of loaded containers. Four additional phases will remain
SSA Marine has operated from JAXPORT for more than 40 years, said Lauren Offenbecher, president of SSA Marine’s conventional division.
In total, nearly US$140 million in improvements are underway to modernize the terminal, including the addition of three new 100-foot gauge electric container cranes.
“The investments SSA Marine is making in Jacksonville allow us to build on the momentum we are experiencing and maximize the efficiencies created by our 47-foot channel,” said JAXPORT CEO Eric Green. Jacksonville’s Harbor Deepening Project was completed in 2022.

SSA Marine operates 3,500 linear feet of berths on Blount Island. PHOTO: JAXPORT

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