JAXPORT appoints security leader

The Jacksonville Port Authority (JAXPORT) announced that retired United States Coast Guard (USCG) Captain Dwight Collins has joined the port as Director of Public Safety and Security. Captain Collins directs all law enforcement, physical security, safety, and emergency management and preparedness services in support of more than 200,000 port employees, tenants, and customers. He is also responsible for ensuring enforcement of seaport security initiatives in compliance with all federal, state, and ... [+]

JAXPORT container volumes and revenue remain steady in 2020

The Jacksonville Port Authority (JAXPORT) maintained steady container volumes and overall revenue during fiscal year 2020, despite the impact the coronavirus pandemic has had on the global economy. JAXPORT’s fiscal year runs October 1 – September 30. More than 1.277 million TEUs moved through JAXPORT in FY2020, down just 5% from ... [+]

JAXPORT offers expanded service to the West Coast of South America through ONE

Shippers using the Jacksonville Port Authority (JAXPORT) now have access to a new container service to the West Coast of South America through Ocean Network Express (ONE). The container carrier has added Rodman, Panama, as a new port of call on its EC1 U.S. East Coast Service, connecting JAXPORT’s TraPac ... [+]

JAXPORT CEO Green named one of Florida’s top business leaders

Florida Trend has named JAXPORT CEO Eric Green one of the state’s most influential business leaders for the third year in a row. Green is recognized as a transportation industry leader focused on growing JAXPORT’s impact on Florida’s economy. Cargo activity through Jacksonville’s seaport generates 138,000 jobs in Florida and more ... [+]

JAXPORT earns nationwide transportation marketing recognition

The Jacksonville Port Authority (JAXPORT) has received three marketing awards from the Minneapolis-based Transportation Marketing & Sales Association (TMSA) 2020 Compass Awards Program. The port received three Compass awards, including an Award of Excellence, the recognition’s highest level. TMSA’s Compass Award Program recognizes marketing and sales best practices by transportation ... [+]

Volkswagen renews commitment to Jacksonville

Volkswagen Group of America (VWGoA) and JAXPORT partner AMPORTS have reached an agreement to keep VWGoA’s import facility and Southeastern distribution center in Jacksonville. VWGoA’s Jacksonville operations support 100 area jobs. One of the world's leading automobile manufacturers, VWGoA began shipping through JAXPORT in 2015 when it moved its Southeast U.S. distribution operations to Jacksonville for a ... [+]

First of its kind LNG-powered vehicle carrier calls JAXPORT

The Jacksonville Port Authority (JAXPORT) recently welcomed Siem Confucius, the world’s first vehicle carrier of its size operated by cleaner, greener liquefied natural gas (LNG). The vessel arrived at JAXPORT from Veracruz, Mexico and unloaded factory-new Volkswagen Group of America cars and SUVs at the port’s Blount Island Marine Terminal during ... [+]

US Army conducts “Elite” cargo move through JAXPORT

The Jacksonville Port Authority (JAXPORT) facilitated an "Elite" U.S. Army deployment operation the week of June 25 at the port's Blount Island Marine Terminal. Elite moves are the Army's largest and most important cargo moves of the year. The move of equipment from the 101st Airborne Division’s 101st Combat ... [+]

JAXPORT’s Foreign Trade Zone continues to grow

The Jacksonville Port Authority’s (JAXPORT’s) Foreign Trade Zone No. 64, Florida’s largest FTZ by area, continues to grow as businesses adjust to supply chain changes during COVID-19. The FTZ’s expansion is due in large part to fast application turnaround times by U.S. Customs and Border Protection – Port of Jacksonville ... [+]

JAXPORT container expert joins Board of influential freight forwarders

JAXPORT Director of Cargo Sales Frank Camp has been selected to serve on the Board of Directors for the Florida Customs Brokers & Forwarders (FCBF) Association. The Doral, Florida-based trade association is the most influential and active representative body of industry professionals serving the state’s import and export community. In addition ... [+]

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