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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 upgrade the facility, with more than 65 percent of funds coming from private partner SSA Marine. The enhancements will increase efficiency ... [+]

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 ... [+]

Vehicle logistics executive Ben Buben joins JAXPORT Commercial team

JAXPORT, the nation’s second-largest vehicle handling port, welcomes Ben Buben as the port’s new Director of Cargo Sales, specializing in auto and Roll-on/Roll-off (RoRo) cargoes. Buben is responsible for attracting new vehicle and RoRo business to JAXPORT and managing the port’s relationships with auto processors, original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), and ocean ... [+]

JAXPORT Maritime Community Supports Relief Effort in The Bahamas

Jacksonville Port Authority (JAXPORT) tenant SSA Atlantic recently shipped a container filled with relief aid to the victims of Hurricane Dorian in The Bahamas. The container was donated by Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) and shipped to Freeport from JAXPORT aboard an MSC vessel. The donated items, which include first aid kits, ... [+]

FDOT awards JAXPORT additional funding for harbor deepening

The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) has awarded JAXPORT an additional $35.3 million in funding for the Jacksonville Harbor Deepening project. The funding will be used toward exercising the second phase of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ contract B, which will deepen the project’s next 2.5 miles. To date, the ... [+]

JAXPORT Achieves Best Ever July; On Pace for New Record

The Jacksonville Port Authority (JAXPORT) has achieved its best ever July container volumes, with total container movements increasing 19 percent over the previous July. More than 116,000 twenty-foot equivalent units (or TEUs, the industry standard for measuring containers) moved through JAXPORT in July 2019. So far in Fiscal Year 2019, more ... [+]

JAXPORT welcomes FDOT Secretary

JAXPORT CEO Eric Green and other port executives recently welcomed Florida Department of Transportation Secretary Kevin Thibault for an update on port growth and a waterside tour of ongoing port projects. The visit included a look at how the projects—from berth enhancements to Mile Point and harbor deepening—work together to ... [+]

JAXPORT sets container, auto records through first three quarters of FY 2019

The Jacksonville Port Authority (JAXPORT) achieved a record number of container and auto moves during the first three quarters of fiscal year 2019. During this time, JAXPORT moved nearly one million containers, a six percent increase over the same period last year. The port also moved nearly 535,000 auto units ... [+]

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