VIDEO: JAXPORT to Handle Big Project Cargoes (USA)

Following an 18-month, $12.4 million reconstruction project, the heavy lift cargo berth at JAXPORT’s Blount Island Marine Terminal is stronger than ever and now ranks as one of the nation’s highest-weight-bearing-capacity docks.

The recently completed infrastructure project more than doubled the pounds-per-square-foot capability of JAXPORT’s Berth 31 to 1,800 and increased its pounds-per-axle rating, or kips, to 78.

We will be exporting power equipment, locomotives and other American-made products from our newly rebuilt Berth 31,” said Roy Schleicher, JAXPORT’s Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer. “With the port’s premiere location, excellent rail service, skilled labor force and enhanced facilities, we look forward to taking on more heavy lift opportunities and further building our already substantial reputation in the project cargo arena.

Strategically located at the southeastern corner of the United States, Jacksonville, Fla. offers the best intermodal connections in the South Atlantic. Jacksonville offers more than 36 daily trains via two Class I railroads – Jacksonville-based CSX Corporation (CSX) and Norfolk Southern (NS) – and one regional railroad, Florida East Coast Railway (FEC).

In addition, more than 60 million consumers are within a one-day truck drive of all three JAXPORT marine terminals, each of which is minutes from an Interstate highway. More than 100 trucking and drayage firms operate in and around Jacksonville’s port to take advantage of the city’s highway system, anchored by I-95, I-10 and I-75.

Press Release, December 4, 2013


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3rd International Congress Hydraulic Engineering Structures and Dredging

Russia’s leading maritime industry Media Group PortNews ( holds a traditional annual Congress “Hydraulic Engineering Structures and Dredging” in Moscow. 

The two-day Congress includes the 7th International Forum of Dredging Companies and the 3rd Technical Conference “Modern Solutions for Hydraulic Engineering”.

Infrastructure development is among the real sources of Russia’s economy growth. Construction of port facilities and new hydraulic engineering structures on the country’s inland waterways constitute an essential part of all infrastructure projects. It is important to take into account the best international practices to implement these projects effectively.

The program of the Congress will be devoted to the latest technologies for dredging and hydraulic engineering works. Speakers and delegates will refer to real projects to discuss specifics features of dredging works, as well as dedicated fleet and equipment involved.

To learn more about event, please, contact the organizing committee:

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