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Florida legislators present JAXPORT with $30 million for new container cranes

[ August 31, 2023   //   ]

Florida Legislators presented JAXPORT with a $30 million check during the port’s monthly Board of Directors meeting on August 28. The funding will be used to purchase two new container cranes for the port’s Blount Island Marine Terminal.
The new cranes will increase JAXPORT’s cargo handling efficiencies, allowing more cargo to move through the port. As cargo-handling infrastructure expands, it ensures JAXPORT can continue to meet the growing cargo volume needs of Florida businesses and consumers and build on our position as a global gateway in the Southeast U.S.
“Our ports must be well-equipped to meet the growing demands of our region, ensuring that supplies make it into the hands of consumers,” said Florida House Speaker Paul Renner. “This year’s budget allocates $30 million for the purchase of two new ship-to-shore cranes, replacing outdated equipment at the port. The acquisition of these cranes will increase the efficiency and capacity of JAXPORT, improving vessel turnaround and supply chain efficiency.”
Now that the funding is secured, JAXPORT is in the process of procuring the new cranes.

Members of the Duval Legislative Delegation, joined by ILA Local 1408 leadership, presented JAXPORT with a $30 million check to purchase two new container cranes. (JAXPORT photo.)