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  • 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 […]

  • 13 February 2017
    Business & Finance

    Florida Governor Rick Scott visited JAXPORT’s Blount Island Marine Terminal last week to discuss his plans for investing further in state transportation and seaport projects during the coming year. Scott recently proposed a $10.8 billion transportation budget, including $176 million for Florida ports. The governor was joined by JAXPORT CEO Brian Taylor, members of the International […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 29 August 2013
    Business & Finance

    JAXPORT CEO Brian Taylor and his leadership team yesterday hosted Rep. Steve Southerland of Florida’s Second Congressional District in the Panhandle and offered a first-hand look at the opportunities and challenges ahead for all of the state’s ports. Rep. Southerland is a member of both the House Committee on Natural Resources and the House Committee […]

  • 19 July 2012

    In the aftermath of the Jaxport CEO Paul Anderson’s testimony before Congress last year on the necessity for development of Jacksonville Port, it appears that a green light will be given to the dredging project allowing more heavily-loaded and larger ships to pass through the port, WOKV writes. The word is that the good news […]

  • 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 […]

  • 10 February 2012

      JAXPORT CEO Paul Anderson shares yesterday’s good news with Panama Canal CEO Alberto Alemán Zubieta: The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announces an additional $7.7 million for JAXPORT projects this year. Full Corps 2012 funding for JAXPORT now stands at more than $21 million for critical projects at the port, including: – final study […]

  • 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 […]

  • 8 April 2016
    Business & Finance

    St. Johns Riverkeeper filed a Petition for Formal Administrative Hearing against the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) on Friday, April 1, 2016 regarding the proposed St. Johns River harbor deepening project. On February 19, 2016, DEP issued a Notice of Intent to issue an Environmental Resource Permit and a Variance to allow the Army Corps […]

  • 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 […]

  • 1 December 2019
    Business & Finance

    Dredging Today brings you an overview of the most popular stories from the past week (November 25 – December 1, 2019).   Another Stage of Quay Modernization at Port of Gdansk Wraps Up Two renovated quays were commissioned last week at the Polish Port of Gdansk as part of the port’s ongoing quay and fairway […]

  • 7 October 2011

    The group “Support Our Port” hosted a rally Thursday evening, trying to raise awareness for a JAXPORT expansion plan they said would bring… By Jeff Marcu (firstcoastnews) [mappress] Source: firstcoastnews, October 7, 2011;

  • 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 […]

  • 2 August 2012

    JAXPORT CEO Paul Anderson welcomed Colonel Alan M. Dodd and Colonel Donald E. Jackson, Jr. from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for an introduction and discussion of the challenges and opportunities facing JAXPORT. Col. Jackson became Commander of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers South Atlantic Division (SAD) on July 16, 2012. The South […]

  • 30 June 2017
    Business & Finance

    The Mile Point scheme was one of the first breakwater construction projects ever to use Trimble Marine Construction (TMC) Software and Teledyne BlueView sonar to collect motion-compensated 3D point clouds and create a 3D model from the moving barge platform in real time. Manson Construction Co. was hired by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to […]

  • 21 July 2015
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The plans to deepen as much as 13 miles of the St. Johns River from 40 to 47 feet are the subject of a public forum set for Tuesday night. Jacksonville’s main shipping channel is a 21-mile stretch of the St. Johns River extending from the mouth of the Atlantic Ocean to the Jacksonville Port […]

  • 29 November 2012
    Business & Finance

    On Monday, Dec. 3, at 10 a.m. the public is invited to participate in the third and final bi-monthly conference call of the year regarding the Jacksonville Harbor Deepening Study. A schedule for 2013 conference calls is expected soon. About JAXPORT The vision of the Jacksonville Port Authority is to be a major economic engine […]

  • 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 […]

  • 8 July 2015
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Governor Rick Scott yesterday officially kicked-off JAXPORT’s Mile Point harbor improvement project which will remove existing navigational restrictions on the St. Johns River at Mile Point. This project will ensure larger ships can travel the channel more efficiently, saving shippers and businesses time and money in loading and unloading cargo. The state invested $43.5 million for […]

  • 26 December 2014
    Business & Finance

    Jacksonville Program – Dredging & the Dolphins of St. Johns River is scheduled for Monday, January 12, 2015, in Jacksonville, FL. The University of North Florida (UNF) founded its Dolphin Behavioral Ecology Research Program in March 2011 and their research team has been conducting weekly dolphin surveys on the St. Johns River ever since. Dr. Gibson will […]

  • 11 October 2012
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) has updated its Jacksonville Harbor Deepening Study web page, allowing improved access to the most recent project schedules, study facts, helpful links and more. Deepening the St. Johns River Harbor is a crucial component in the plan to attract future seaport business in order to maximize the job […]

  • 22 March 2013
    Business & Finance

    JAXPORT will be part of two revamped Asian-US East Coast service rotations with vessels to begin calling within a month. The G6 Alliance shipping lines (APL, Hapag-Lloyd, Hyundai Merchant Marine, Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Nippon Yusen Kaisha and Orient Overseas Container Line) have expanded their cooperation and added JAXPORT to the new service beginning in May. […]

  • 13 August 2013
    Business & Finance

    Jacksonville Port Authority (JAXPORT) Chief Executive Officer Brian Taylor met with Jacksonville media on July 30 for the first time and provided the following statement. “I am thrilled to be here and anxious to get started. Several people have asked how I plan to turn JAXPORT around, but I don’t believe it needs to be […]

  • 15 January 2013
    Business & Finance

    On Jan. 14, 2013 Governor Rick Scott announced a commitment of $38 million in state and local funding to complete Phase II of the TraPac Container Terminal project at JAXPORT. The investment enables JAXPORT to jump-start the final phase of fixing the navigational problems in the St. Johns River at Mile Point from its previously […]

  • 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, […]