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 its maiden voyage to the United States. The 7,500-car-capacity Siem Confucius is the first of two new LNG-powered ships built by ... [+]

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 ... [+]

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 ... [+]

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