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 and the FTZ Board in Washington, D.C. An FTZ is a secured site within the United States, but technically considered outside ... [+]

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 ... [+]

JAXPORT deferring foreign trade zone application fee for 90 days

To help Northeast Florida companies better manage cash flow during COVID-19, the Jacksonville Port Authority (JAXPORT) is now deferring the application fee for all new Foreign Trade Zone No. 64 applications received by July 31, 2020. New FTZ customers can defer the one-time $2,500 application fee for 90 days ... [+]

JAXPORTS Welcomes Experienced FTZ Export

The Jacksonville Port Authority (JAXPORT) is pleased to announce that experienced foreign trade zone expert Deborah Lofberg has joined the Commercial team as Manager of Foreign Trade Zone. In this position, Lofberg is responsible for managing JAXPORT’s Foreign Trade Zone No. 64, serving existing customers and attracting new businesses looking ... [+]

JAXPORT Board extends CEO Green’s contract

During the December meeting of the JAXPORT Board of Directors, the Board unanimously voted to extend CEO Eric Green’s contract through fiscal year 2024. The new five-year contract is effective Oct. 1, 2019. Green has been with JAXPORT since 2005 and was named CEO in 2017. Under Green’s leadership, the port ... [+]

Federal and elected officials, JAXPORT and SSA Marine break ground on $238.7 million container terminal

U.S. Department of Transportation Maritime Administrator Rear Adm. Mark Buzby joined elected officials and leadership from JAXPORT and SSA Marine on November 22  to break ground on a new state-of-the-art international container terminal at JAXPORT's Blount Island Marine Terminal. The SSA Jacksonville Container Terminal is an expansion of SSA’s current leasehold at Blount Island and includes ... [+]

Federal government awards JAXPORT $20 million for terminal improvements

The federal government has awarded the Jacksonville Port Authority (JAXPORT) a $20 million grant for the reconstruction of more than 100 acres of existing terminal pavement at the SSA Jacksonville Container Terminal at JAXPORT’s Blount Island Marine Terminal. The funding is part of a $238 million plan to expand and ... [+]

JAXPORT Chief Operating Officer earns industry certification

JAXPORT Chief Operating Officer Frederick Wong Jr. is one of eight graduates from the U.S. and Canada to earn the 2019 American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) Professional Port Manager (PPM) certification. Wong is the second JAXPORT employee in the port’s history to earn this prestigious industry certification. PPM is an ... [+]

JAXPORT’s Board of Directors elects new officers

The JAXPORT Board of Directors selected new officers, unanimously electing Jacksonville business executive and civic leader John D. Baker II as Chairman. Baker is Executive Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of FRP Holdings, Inc., a successor to real estate company Patriot Transportation Holding, Inc., where he served as President and Chief ... [+]

JAXPORT sets new cargo records in 2019

The Jacksonville Port Authority (JAXPORT), Florida’s largest container port, achieved record volumes in containers, vehicles and overall tonnage during the fiscal year ending Sept. 30, 2019. JAXPORT moved more than 1.338 million twenty-foot equivalent units (or TEUs, the industry standard for measuring containers), a 5 percent increase over 2018, which was ... [+]

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