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  • 14 February 2013
    Business & Finance

    Taylor Engineering will prepare technical components of the Jacksonville Harbor Deepening Environmental Impact Statement and the accompanying air quality evaluation. The EIS will evaluate effects of deepening the first 14 miles of the St. Johns River channel from 40 feet to alternative depths up to 50 feet. Taylor staff will work in conjunction with USACE […]

  • 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 […]

  • 7 July 2015
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Florida Governor Rick Scott together with other dignitaries and JAXPORT officials today marked the start of the Mile Point dredging project. In January 2013, Florida Governor Rick Scott announced a commitment of $38 million in state and local funding to complete the Mile Point project. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) conducted a comprehensive, years-long economic, engineering […]

  • 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 […]

  • 16 September 2013

    The vitality of the nation’s waterway system impacts everyone by generating employment and allowing for the efficient delivery of goods. The U.S. House of Representatives Transportation and Infrastructure Committee has introduced legislation authorizing improvements, including JAXPORT’s Mile Point project, deemed necessary to keep our ports and waterways thriving. Completing the Mile Point project is the […]

  • 24 May 2012

    Another significant step for the Mile Point project was achieved as the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Jacksonville Port Authority (JAXPORT) signed the Project Design Agreement on May 23 during a ceremony at JAXPORT’s Talleyrand Marine Terminal. The joint signing of this agreement will allow the design of the project to move forward. […]

  • 17 May 2012

      The JAX Chamber and Jacksonville Port Authority (JAXPORT) applaud the Northeast Florida Congressional Delegation for its commitment and actions related to the Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund (HMTF), legislation that supports the development of ports by requiring the full use of these funds for their intended, critical purpose: the maintenance of the nation’s federal shipping […]

  • 3 December 2013
    Business & Finance

    The Honorable Nick J. Rahall II of West Virginia, ranking member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee and member of the Water Resources Reform and Development Act (WRRDA) Conference Committee, got a first-hand look at JAXPORT facilities yesterday as he toured with fellow Conferee Congresswoman Corrine Brown and CEO Brian Taylor. The Congressman received […]

  • 26 February 2013
    Business & Finance

    JAXPORT’s Board of Directors made a decision that will positively impact the future of North Florida for decades to come. Regarding this issue, Interim CEO Roy Schleicher stated: “The members unanimously authorized me to inform the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers that JAXPORT will pursue a harbor deep enough to remain competitive by supplying additional […]

  • 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 […]

  • 20 July 2012

    The White House has announced that federal review and permitting will be expedited under the federal “We Can’t Wait” program for projects at JAXPORT and PortMiami. The JAXPORT project to be expedited is a study of deepening Jacksonville’s ship channel, where the report will be completed a year earlier. In addition, the permitting process is […]

  • 18 May 2012

    JAXPORT CEO Paul Anderson was one of 25 business leaders from around the U.S. participating in an economic roundtable discussion led by Governor Rick Scott and Florida Senate President Mike Haridopolis. Anderson took the opportunity to thank the governor and senate president for their leadership in promoting port infrastructure investment during the last two Florida […]

  • 11 June 2013
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District, has released a draft report regarding the Jacksonville Harbor Deepening Study, which kicks off an official comment period. The District is conducting a study to increase the depth of the existing federal channel from 40-feet to a maximum depth of 47-feet from the mouth of the St. […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 15 October 2012
    Business & Finance

    At a special meeting of the Jacksonville Port Authority (JAXPORT) Board of Directors last week, members unanimously approved a contract with a consulting team led by Martin and Associates, a leader in maritime industry analysis, to develop a Strategic Port Master Plan for the public seaport’s assets. The vote occurred following more than two hours […]

  • 30 July 2013

    Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. announces that U.S. President Barack Obama visited MOL’s TraPac Jacksonville terminal with U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx on July 25, as a part of his economic tour. President Obama and Secretary Foxx were met by TraPac General Manager Dennis Kelly, JAXPORT interim CEO Roy Schleicher and ILA representative Fred Wakefield, who […]

  • 26 April 2012

    The businesses of the Jacksonville Port Authority (JAXPORT), along with the citizens of North Florida, stand to benefit greatly from this week’s bipartisan passage of the Realize America’s Maritime Promise (RAMP) Act in the U.S. House of Representatives. Thanks to the unwavering support of early co-sponsors Congresswoman Corrine Brown (D-FL), Congressman Ander Crenshaw (R-FL) and […]

  • 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 […]

  • 28 October 2013
    Business & Finance

    JAXPORT Board Chairman Joe York and CEO Brian Taylor joined U.S. Congresswoman Corrine Brown, U.S. Congressman Ander Crenshaw, State Representative Lake Ray and U.S. Army Corps Commander and District Engineer Alan Dodd in announcing that the port’s two critical harbor improvement projects, Mile Point and deepening, are moving forward. Eliminating the Mile Point navigational restriction […]

  • 27 April 2015
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District, has awarded a Mile Point Training Wall Reconfiguration contract to Manson Construction Company of Seattle, Wash., for $39.5 million.  The project will help improve navigation on the St. Johns River, increasing commerce efficiencies. Added project benefits include restoring local, historic channel flow and increasing marsh habitat by […]

  • 7 August 2012
    Business & Finance

    Huddled in a meeting room that overlooks shipping operations at the Jacksonville Port Authority (JAXPORT), leaders from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers met with port officials to express their commitment to the Jacksonville Harbor Deepening Project. Col. Alan Dodd, USACE Jacksonville District Commander, and new South Atlantic Division Commander Col. Ed Jackson attended the […]

  • 29 October 2012
    Business & Finance

    On Oct. 25, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District hosted a public meeting on the Jacksonville Harbor Navigation Deepening Study. The purpose of the meeting was to provide stakeholders with an opportunity to discuss the preliminary results of the ecological models that are being used for this study. These models are considered to […]

  • 25 September 2013
    Business & Finance

    Governor Rick Scott and members of the Florida Cabinet yesterday approved $150 million in bond proceeds which will finance projects at Florida ports through the Seaport Investment Program. The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) has programmed $150 million in projects to receive bond proceeds for FY 2014 which will be issued by the Division of […]

  • 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 […]

  • 4 December 2013
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    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 […]