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  • 11 February 2020
    Business & Finance

    The federal government has allocated $93 million for the next phase of deepening the Jacksonville shipping channel to 47 feet from its current depth of 40 feet. A milestone for the project and a major victory for JAXPORT, the federal government has now fully funded the government’s portion of deepening through JAXPORT’s Blount Island Marine […]

  • 26 November 2019
    Business & Finance

    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 […]

  • 7 November 2019
    Business & Finance

    The federal government has awarded the Jacksonville Port Authority 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 […]

  • 12 August 2019
    Business & Finance

    Florida Department of Transportation Secretary Kevin Thibault toured the ongoing JAXPORT development projects last week, and also received an update on port growth. The visit, hosted by JAXPORT Chief Executive Officer Eric Green and other port executives, included a look at how the projects – from berth enhancements to Mile Point and harbor deepening – […]

  • 19 March 2019
    Business & Finance

    Thanks to investments like harbor dredging and other port development projects, the Jacksonville Port Authority (JAXPORT) yesterday marked a new record with the arrival of the ZIM vessel Cape Sounio, the largest container ship to ever call Jacksonville. “We are grateful to our 2M alliance partners – ZIM, Maersk, MSC, HMM and Hamburg Süd – […]

  • 31 December 2018
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology, Vessels

    The Dutra Group, a San Rafael, California, based dredging contractor, has just released these amazing photos of their clamshell dredger Paula Lee and trailing suction hopper dredger (TSHD) Stuyvesant, during the work on the Jacksonville Harbor Deepening Project in Florida. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Dutra began construction of the Jacksonville Harbor Deepening Project in […]

  • 19 November 2018
    Business & Finance

     Jacksonville Port Authority (JAXPORT) Chief Commercial Officer, Kristen DeMarco, recently welcomed the first port call from a ZIM Integrated Shipping Services Ltd. (ZIM) vessel. The 10,070-TEU (container) Tianjin vessel made its maiden call to the port’s Blount Island Marine Terminal during the last month. During the visit, DeMarco discussed how JAXPORT’s strategic advantages, including […]

  • 24 October 2018
    Business & Finance

    The Jacksonville Port Authority (JAXPORT) recently welcomed the ZIM Integrated Shipping Services Ltd. (ZIM) 10,070-TEU (container) Tianjin vessel on its maiden call to the port’s Blount Island Marine Terminal. Commenting the latest announcement, JAXPORT Chief Commercial Officer, Kristen DeMarco, said: “The arrival of ZIM is a result of the successful investment of local, federal and state […]

  • 25 June 2018
    Business & Finance

    For every $1 invested in deepening, $24 will be returned to the economy, Jacksonville Port Authority (JAXPORT) said in their latest announcement named ‘Harbor Deepening Facts’. According to the official statement, JAXPORT currently supports more than 130,000 jobs throughout the region and creates $26 billion in economic impact every year, with local jobs associated with […]

  • 26 January 2018
    Business & Finance

    Following a nationwide executive search, JAXPORT has selected Frederick P. Wong Jr. as Chief Operating Officer.  On announcing Wong’s selection, JAXPORT CEO, Eric Green, said: “JAXPORT stands to benefit greatly from Fred’s energy, enthusiasm and experience, which ranges from working through the deepening of the Miami harbor to ensuring the daily safety and security of […]

  • 27 June 2017
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    During its regular monthly meeting, JAXPORT’s Board of Directors unanimously approved the start of the Jacksonville Harbor Deepening project, allocating the first phase of port funding to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for construction. The federal project to deepen the Jacksonville shipping channel to 47 feet to accommodate more cargo aboard the largest ships […]

  • 25 May 2017
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers yesterday awarded $17.5 million for the Jacksonville Port deepening project in its FY 2017 Work Plan. This funding will begin construction of the deep draft navigation improvements at JAXPORT. Congressman John Rutherford has urged the Army Corps for funding to deepen the Jacksonville harbor, which would bring larger ships, […]

  • 3 February 2017
    Business & Finance

    The JAXPORT CEO, Brian Taylor, expects that, after a decade of discussion and planning, the $684 million project to deepen the St. Johns River shipping channel could begin this year. Mr Taylor made this announcement yesterday in his State of the Port address to the Propeller Club of the United States, according to Jacksonville.com. Deepening the […]

  • 13 July 2016
    Business & Finance

    The MOL Majesty made history yesterday at JAXPORT as the first containership to arrive at the port through the new, expanded locks of the Panama Canal. The ship docked at TraPac Container Terminal at Dames Point where crews unloaded and loaded cargo. The 991-foot Majesty has a maximum capacity of 6,724 TEU (containers) requiring 46.5 feet […]

  • 12 August 2015
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    On Tuesday, August 11, 2015, St. Johns Riverkeeper filed a Notice of Intent to Sue the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers regarding the proposed St. Johns River harbor deepening project. In April 2014, the Corps issued its Final Environmental Impact Statement for the JAXPORT proposal to dredge 13 miles of the St. Johns River from a […]

  • 27 April 2015
    Business & Finance

    The MOL Northern Juvenile, capable of carrying 8,800 twenty-foot equivalent units (containers), set a record last week as the largest container cargo ship to ever call on Jacksonville. The ship, which transited the Suez Canal from Asia before reaching the U.S. East Coast, loaded and offloaded cargo at JAXPORT’s TraPac Container Terminal at Dames Point. […]

  • 4 March 2015
    Business & Finance

    The 2015 JAXPORT Logistics and Intermodal Conference will take place from March 23-25, 2015, at one of Florida’s premier golf resorts, the Sawgrass Marriott Golf Resort & Spa. This bi-annual conference attracts logistics and transportation professionals worldwide, offering a unique opportunity to network with leaders in the fields of logistics, shipping and port management. Speakers will […]

  • 20 February 2015
    Business & Finance

    The 2015 JAXPORT Logistics and Intermodal Conference will take place from March 23-25, 2015, at one of Florida’s premier golf resorts, the Sawgrass Marriott Golf Resort & Spa. This bi-annual conference attracts logistics and transportation professionals worldwide, offering a unique opportunity to network with leaders in the fields of logistics, shipping and port management. Speakers will […]

  • 26 December 2014
    Business & Finance

    The 2015 JAXPORT Logistics and Intermodal Conference will take place from March 23-25, 2015, at one of Florida’s premier golf resorts, the Sawgrass Marriott Golf Resort & Spa. This bi-annual conference attracts logistics and transportation professionals worldwide, offering a unique opportunity to network with leaders in the fields of logistics, shipping and port management. Speakers will […]

  • 12 December 2014
    Business & Finance

    Congressman Ander Crenshaw yesterday pointed to JAXPORT and Northeast Florida military bases as two areas to receive a boost under the Fiscal Year 2015 Omnibus Appropriations Bill. Crenshaw, Chairman of the House Financial Services and General Government Appropriations Subcommittee, will support the legislation to fund federal government operations through the remainder of this fiscal year […]

  • 1 July 2014
    Business & Finance

    The JAXPORT Board of Directors selected new officers during its regular meeting. The following slate of officers will serve a one-year term from July 1, 2014 to June 30, 2015: – Chairman: John J. Falconetti; – Vice Chairman: Dr. John Allen Newman; – Treasurer: Robert F. Spohrer; – Secretary: James P. Citrano. Falconetti is President […]

  • 21 May 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Congressman Ander Crenshaw, Chairman of the House Financial Services and Government Affairs Appropriations Subcommittee, yesterday lauded House passage of the Water Resources Reform and Development Act Conference Report (HR 3080) as a giant step forward for job creation and economic growth in Northeast Florida. The legislation authorizes JAXPORT dredging and a fix for the Mile […]

  • 8 May 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The Public Trust Environmental Legal Institute of Florida said it intends to sue the Jacksonville Port Authority over plans to dredge the St Johns River shipping channel. The lawsuit involves Jaxport’s refusal to disclose information given to Martin Associates that is being used as the basis for the expenditure of hundreds of millions of taxpayer […]

  • 17 April 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Congressman Ander Crenshaw, Chairman of the House Financial Services and General Government Appropriations Subcommittee, said the signed Army Corps of Engineers Chiefs Report means a path is paved for congressional approval of JAXPORT dredging. “What a ‘giant step’ forward for the Northeast Florida economy,” said Crenshaw after learning that the Chiefs Report had been signed. […]

  • 17 April 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers yesterday issued a final Chief’s Report approving the Jacksonville Harbor Deepening Project, clearing the way for congressional authorization in an upcoming Water Resources Development Act. JAXPORT CEO Brian Taylor was joined by Congresswoman Corrine Brown, Jacksonville Mayor Alvin Brown and JAX Chamber President Daniel Davis for the announcement. “Everyone […]

  • 11 March 2014

    Governor Rick Scott was joined by state and local officials today to highlight the Intermodal Container Transfer Facility (ICTF) project at JAXPORT’s Dames Point Marine Terminal, which will allow ships and freight trains to transfer cargo containers efficiently, giving JAXPORT faster access to Southeast markets. According to JAXPORT, the project is expected to create over […]

  • 4 March 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    On Feb. 28, 2013, JAXPORT’s TraPac Container Terminal at Dames Point welcomed one of the largest vessels to ever call on Jacksonville’s seaport. The 6,700 TEU (containers) MOL Maxim traveled from Southeast Asia through the Suez Canal and called on another U.S. east coast port before arriving at TraPac Friday afternoon. The Maxim is nearly […]

  • 19 February 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Nearly 200 people gathered at UNF last week to listen to the annual State of the Port address by JAXPORT CEO Brian Taylor. After being introduced by Propeller Club President Jim Gillen, Taylor reviewed JAXPORT’s past performance and provided updates about port projects such as Mile Point, the Intermodal Container Transfer Facility at Dames Point, […]

  • 30 January 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Following more than a year of extensive research and analysis, JAXPORT has finalized a new Strategic Master Plan to lead the port and the Northeast Florida region into the future. This roadmap to success was developed using internal trade and capacity analytics as well as in-depth assessments of industry trends and forecasts. The plan features […]