JAXPORT, SSA Marine Break Ground on Container Terminal Expansion

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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 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 $238.7 million in infrastructure and equipment upgrades.

“This facility represents a milestone in the evolution of our port,” said JAXPORT Vice Chairman Jamie Shelton. “Together, with the support of Secretary Elaine Chao, our federal, state and local partners, and SSA Marine – we are investing in our region’s future and ensuring JAXPORT can continue to create more jobs and economic opportunity for the people of Northeast Florida.”

According to JXPORT, operations will continue throughout the redevelopment, which is expected to be complete in 2023 – coinciding with the completion of the federal project to deepen the Jacksonville shipping channel to 47 feet. Harbor Deepening is ahead of its original schedule and anticipated to be finished later that year, based on continued funding.

Phased yard improvements are underway at the terminal that will allow the facility to accommodate up to 700,000 TEUs (twenty foot equivalent units) annually.

Berth upgrades are expected to be complete in 2021 and will allow the terminal to simultaneously work two post-Panamax vessels.

The Jacksonville Harbor Deepening Project includes construction of a vessel turning basin that will allow larger vessels calling on the terminal to turn at Blount Island.

 

 

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3rd International Congress Hydraulic Engineering Structures and Dredging

Russia’s leading maritime industry Media Group PortNews (www.portnews.ru) 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: snitko@portnews.ru

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