The Port of Jacksonville will handle exports of the new 2012 Honda CR-V that is being manufactured at the Honda plant in East Liberty, Ohio.
American Honda Motor selected Jaxport and its auto processing companies Amports and Wallenius Wilhemsen Logistics to handle a major portion of its growing U.S. export volume following a market study and competitive process, the Jacksonville Port Authority said.
Honda's U.S. exports are increasing for this current fiscal year, with projections for robust growth in sales to continue.
Like other Japanese auto makers with U.S. plants, Honda’s production and exports from the U.S. were curtailed last year by the tsunami and subsequent nuclear disaster in Japan that reduced exports to the U.S. of auto parts.
WWL handles exports of the Odyssey, Crosstour, and Pilot models through Jacksonville, while Amports services the two and four- door Accords, as well as the new CR-V business.