Jacksonville Port Gets New Post-Panamax Cranes
The Jacksonville Port Authority (JAXPORT) has announced that three newly constructed 100-gauge cranes are on their way from Shanghai, carried aboard the heavy lift ship Zhen Hua 14. They are expected to arrive in August. Each crane has a 22-container reach and will significantly increase Blount Island Terminal's cargo-handling capacity. These cranes will join the larger cranes already in use at JAXPORT’s TraPac Container Terminal.
JAXPORT owns and operates three cargo terminals, a cruise terminal and an intermodal rail terminal: Blount Island Marine Terminal, Dames Point Marine Terminal, Talleyrand Marine Terminal, the JAXPORT Cruise Terminal and the JAXPORT Intermodal Container Transfer Facility.
In addition to the new cranes, JAXPORT is investing in dredging and intermodal rail. With federal assistance, it is deepening its shipping channel to 47 feet, sufficient to permit access for the largest box ships currently calling on the U.S. East Coast, and it has just inaugurated a new $30 million rail terminal.
The port is strategically located, with 60 million consumers living within a day's truck drive of its facilities. It offers intermodal connections to three interstates and three rail lines, with 36 daily trains.
JAXPORT has also announced its upcoming 2017 Logistics & Intermodal Conference. Intended for executives in logistics and transportation, JAXPORT’s conference will offer an opportunity to network with industry leaders and hear speakers from around the country discuss issues in shipping and intermodal logistics.
The event will be held March 20-22, 2017 at the World Golf Village Renaissance Resort in St. Augustine, Florida. Registration for the conference is open to attendees and panel topics will be announced soon; panelists will include senior executives from major ocean carriers, railroads, shippers and service providers.