New eco-friendly locomotive to serve JAXPORT

A new environmentally-friendly locomotive will soon service the Jacksonville Port Authority’s (JAXPORT’s) Talleyrand Marine Terminal. The unit is one of eight locomotives nationwide being converted from diesel to battery-powered through funding provided by Kansas-based Watco Rail Services and a U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) grant.The U.S. DOT’s FRA awarded Watco, through its sponsor, the Kansas Department of Transportation, $15.7 million to convert the locomotives. The units will ... [+]

Tote’s environmental sustainability initiatives enhance smart growth at JAXPORT

TOTE Maritime Puerto Rico introduced the world’s first emissions-reducing liquefied natural gas (LNG)-powered containership in 2015. Since then, they have added an additional LNG vessel to their fleet servicing Puerto Rico and converted two formerly diesel-powered vessels servicing Alaska.According to Chris Willman, Vice President of Commercial at TOTE Maritime Puerto ... [+]

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

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 ... [+]

MSC upgrades ScanBaltic to USA service

MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company’s ScanBaltic to USA container service, now calling the Jacksonville Port Authority (JAXPORT) bi-weekly, will increase its sailing frequency into Jacksonville to weekly beginning in early August 2023. The service connects Jacksonville with seven destinations in Northern Europe.The port rotation is Klaipeda, Lithuania; Gdynia, Poland; Gothenburg, Sweden; ... [+]

JAXPORT partners support continued growth of LNG as a clean marine fuel

The Jacksonville Port Authority (JAXPORT) facilitated the move of dozens of specialty liquefied natural gas (LNG) storage tanks through the port’s Blount Island Marine Terminal. Owned by LNG supplier Eagle LNG Partners LLC, half of the tanks will be used to temporarily increase storage at its Jacksonville LNG bunker facility ... [+]

Eastern Alachua County joins JAXPORT’s Foreign Trade Zone

The Jacksonville Port Authority (JAXPORT) announced that Eastern Alachua County has joined Northeast Florida’s Foreign Trade Zone (FTZ) No. 64, a federally designated area providing cost-saving options for importers. The expansion represents one of the last eligible areas in Northeast Florida that can be added to the zone under federal ... [+]

Nearly 2,500 pieces of military cargo move through JAXPORT

The Jacksonville Port Authority (JAXPORT) recently facilitated the movement of nearly 2,500 pieces of U.S. military cargo, including almost 100 aircraft. The move took place during two shipments over March at the port’s Blount Island Marine Terminal.The U.S. Army’s South Carolina-based 841st Transportation Battalion managed logistics in support of the ... [+]

MSC brings new European container service to JAXPORT

MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company is now offering direct container service with seven destinations in North Europe through the Jacksonville Port Authority (JAXPORT). MSC’s ScanBaltic to USA rotation is Jacksonville’s only direct container service to/from Scandinavia.The bi-weekly service begins calling the SSA Jacksonville Container Terminal (JCT) at JAXPORT’s Blount Island Marine ... [+]

JAXPORT – State of the Port address

Jacksonville Port Authority (JAXPORT) Chief Executive Officer Eric Green outlined significant progress toward the port’s 2020-2025 Strategic Master Plan during today’s sold-out State of the Port address. Hosted by the Propeller Club of the United States – Port of Jacksonville, the event provided updates on JAXPORT’s infrastructure projects, business opportunities, and ... [+]

Ellerman City Liners’ new trans-Atlantic service begins calling JAXPORT

The first vessel in UK-based Ellerman City Liners’ ' trans-Atlantic service made its inaugural call to the Jacksonville Port Authority (JAXPORT) recently. JAXPORT representatives presented a plaque to the crew of the container ship SC Mona Lisa to recognize the ship’s maiden voyage to Jacksonville.Ellerman City Liners offers direct container ... [+]

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