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.
Port of Jacksonville
Port of Jacksonville
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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.”