When competition spurs investment, shippers stand to benefit regardless of their port preference. A variety of factors — harbor depths, ocean services, on- and near-dock intermodal facilities, rail lift capacity, and inland reach — will determine where shippers will funnel Asia imports heading to Chicago and the Ohio Valley sweet spot farther east.
Port of Jacksonville
American Maritime Industry Praises Pres. Obama and Sec. Foxx’s Visit to Port of Jacksonville to Talk about Jobs & Economic Growth
14 Dec 2016
It’s not clear just how much of an impact $1 billion in investment had on the top Florida ports gaining a larger share of Asia imports, but the gains are real.
21 Nov 2016
Jacksonville just posted its healthiest fiscal year on record with container traffic up roughly 6 percent year-over-year for the 12 months ending Sept. 30. Asian imports, the fastest-growing segment of the port’s business, achieved 19 percent year-over-year growth, according to port officials.
18 Nov 2016
A new intermodal container transfer facility at the port of Jacksonville is positioning the Florida gateway to move more cargo to the US Midwest.
01 Nov 2016
Hoegh Autoliners subsidiary steps up competition for Southeast US cargo.
18 Oct 2016
Jacksonville port officials have been working to attract project and breakbulk cargo business to the heavy-lift dock at the port’s Blount Island Marine Terminal.
10 Oct 2016
Ports from Miami to Hampton Roads resumed cargo operations Monday.
04 Oct 2016
Southeast US ports are preparing for Hurricane Matthew.
04 Sep 2016
South Atlantic ports are working to keep ahead of demand as the vehicle trade and the regional population grow.
02 Sep 2016
Tropical Storm Hermine on Friday affected port operations from Jacksonville, Florida, to Charleston, South Carolina.
01 Sep 2016
Tropical Storm Hermine expected to cross Florida, head up US East Coast.
20 May 2016
The Port of Jacksonville is bullish on its growing Asian import trade, but success hinges on keeping a key Asian terminal operator in town.
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