The Jacksonville Port Authority (Jaxport) has secured the final piece of the funding pie needed to deepen the port’s main harbor to 47 feet to Blount Island, a critical step toward handling more post-Panamax vessels in the trans-Pacific trade.
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News, updates and analysis of the trends and issues impacting the Port of Jacksonville.
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08 Jul 2020
Jaxport’s $484 million project, due to be complete in 2023, will provide a wider vessel turning basin and the ability to handle two post-Panamax vessels simultaneously in SSA’s Blount Island Terminal.
21 May 2020
The savings afforded by the safe harbor tax credit has US solar energy developers rethinking traditional project logistics processes, purchasing and importing materials much earlier in the construction cycle.
20 Mar 2020
Workers at ports, warehouses, and trucking companies are receiving exemptions from state “stay-at-home” mandates because they are judged as essential to the US supply chain.
13 Feb 2020
The award of two federal grants to the Jacksonville Port Authority (JAXPORT) will help fund a dredging project that will allow the port to handle larger vessels.
27 Jan 2020
Despite stiff truck competition, East Coast ports have taken aggressive steps to capture more intermodal cargo and spend significant capital to build out rail infrastructure.
31 Dec 2019
Ports on the US East Coast are expanding handling capacity and deepening harbors in anticipation of larger vessels and a continued shift in discretionary cargo away from the West Coast.
22 Nov 2019
Growth in US imports from the Caribbean and Central America was unable to offset a decline in exports in the first nine months of 2019.
07 Nov 2019
JAXPORT received a $20 million grant from the USDOT, which will fund a portion of the $238 million cost of expanding the Blount Island terminal in Jacksonville as part of a long-term plan to drive more traffic and larger containerships to the port.
30 Sep 2019
The state of Florida has appropriated $35.3 million dollars to deepen the Jacksonville Harbor to 47 feet along a 11-mile stretch to the Blount Island terminal by 2023.
05 Sep 2019
Hurricane Dorian is causing flooding, high winds, and tornadoes in the Carolinas and is expected to impact southeast Virginia Friday and southeast Massachusetts Saturday.
02 Apr 2019
Although Jacksonville will lose a weekly Asian service to Tampa in May, the port remains confident it will get new trans-Pacific services as SSA Marine expands the Blount Island terminal and can diversify into other markets as dredging deepens the harbor.
04 Mar 2019
Terminal operator SSA Marine has signed a new lease that includes the expansion and development of the Port of Jacksonville's Blount Island Marine Terminal and $28 million for harbor dredging.
20 Aug 2018
Roll-on, roll-off cargo flowed smoothly through US ports during the first half of 2018, and the involved ports are moving forward with planned, needed investments. Further, the immediate years ahead look promising, provided the trade tension winds die down.
11 Jun 2018
Keeping these projects funded and on schedule is important because beneficial cargo owners want to put their supply chains in markets ready for the future of ocean transportation — and that means being ready for mega-ships.
04 Apr 2018
When it comes to finished-automobile shipments, US South Atlantic ports are in a sweet spot. Regional population growth is boosting demand for imports, and new auto assembly plants are bolstering exports.
02 Mar 2018
Beneficial cargo owners will have more options to import cargo from Asia with the Port of Savannah receiving two new services this year and the Port of Jacksonville receiving one.
09 Feb 2018
After a substantial gain in 2017, retailers are forecasting another increase in US container import volume in 2018, as container lines and beneficial cargo owners prepare for annual trans-Pacific rate and service contract negotiations.
05 Feb 2018
Port CEO Eric Green called the start of dredging “a huge day for our city, our region, and our state.”
23 Jan 2018
The Trump administration announced the tariffs Monday in response to complaints from US-based manufacturers that foreign competition was unfairly flooding the US market with cheap imports.
11 Jan 2018
The vessel rotation will include Auckland, New Zealand, and the Australian ports of Brisbane, Port Kembla, Melbourne, and Fremantle.
15 Nov 2017
The port said it is in negotiations with an unnamed potential operator for the new Dames Point auto terminal.
23 Oct 2017
Asian cargo is the fastest-growing segment of growth for the Northeast Florida port.
26 Sep 2017
After years lobbying Washington and Tallahassee, Green will now oversee the completion of the project that he helped put into motion, a project that still faces one last obstacle: moving an entire terminal two miles downriver.
12 Sep 2017
Analysts and transportation providers say Hurricane Irma, which followed hot on the heels of Hurricane Harvey, could have lasting impacts on truck rates and capacity through January 2018.
08 Sep 2017
Hurricane Irma’s arrival this weekend threatens to roil US supply chains and seriously impact trucking rates.
07 Sep 2017
Ports from Miami to Charleston now lie in the Category 5 storm’s projected path.
16 Aug 2017
The offering starts Aug. 27 and lasts eight weeks.
10 Aug 2017
CMA CGM has scheduled additional sailings on its routes between Asia and the US Gulf and South Atlantic coasts.
10 Jul 2017
What made the move unusual was the challenge presented by the Dames Point Bridge.
06 Jul 2017
Jacksonville needs to deepen its harbor in order to regularly handle the larger ships from Asia able to traverse the Panama Canal’s new locks.
21 Apr 2017
For the first time, Savannah has more weekly trans-Pacific alliance services than the Port of New York and New Jersey.
09 Mar 2017
Taylor’s resignation is the second unexpected departure of a Jacksonville chief executive in just four years and comes as the port considers whether to push its TraPac terminal to move from Dames Point to Blount Island.
16 Dec 2016
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.
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.
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