JAXPORT sets 9th consecutive revenue record

JAXPORT sets 9th consecutive revenue record

JAXPORT’s 2009 Annual Report Now Available

Port sets 9th consecutive revenue record

Jacksonville, FL, April 30, 2010 ¬ The Jacksonville Port Authority (JAXPORT) has released its fiscal year 2009 Annual Report and it is now available online at JAXPORT’s website, www.jaxport.com/pdf/anreport.pdf. A printed version of the Annual Report is also available free of charge by contacting JAXPORT at (904) 357-3080 or info@jaxport.com.

The 2009 Annual Report tells the story of a mixed year for JAXPORT amid the world-wide recession yet contains in-depth information on the following
successes:
€ JAXPORT earned $47.3 million in operating revenues in fiscal year 2009, the ninth consecutive year of record revenues.
€ JAXPORT facilities handled 7,281,963 tons of cargo.
€ JAXPORT experienced an eight percent increase in container cargo tonnage handling 3.9 million tons.
€ A record-setting 185,454 cruise passengers embarked at the JAXPORT Cruise Terminal on 78 voyages aboard the Carnival Fascination.
JAXPORT’s 2009 Annual Report projects a positive outlook for 2010, as work continues to improve Jacksonville’s harbor, preparations to design a container terminal for Hanjin Shipping Co. of South Korea begin and interest among international shippers in JAXPORT grows.

A 2009 economic impact study conducted by renowned maritime research firm Martin Associates found that JAXPORT generates $19 billion in economic impact annually and supports nearly 65,000 direct and indirect jobs in the region, making the seaport a true engine of economic opportunity.