The Jacksonville Port Authority (JAXPORT) is a full-service, international trade seaport in the Southeastern United States. JAXPORT owns and manages three public marine terminals and one passenger cruise terminal: the Blount Island Marine Terminal, the Talleyrand Marine Terminal, the Dames Point Marine Terminal, and the JAXPORT Cruise Terminal. JAXPORT develops, manages and markets those publicly-owned facilities to promote the growth of maritime and related industries in Jacksonville Florida and beyond.
JAXPORT and its maritime partners handle containerized cargo, automobiles, recreational boats and construction equipment (Ro/Ro), dry and liquid bulks, breakbulk commodities, and over-sized and specialty cargoes. JAXPORT’s three marine terminals handled a total of 8.1 million tons of cargo in 2011, including more than 900,000 TEUs – a new container record – and more than 520,000 vehicles, making JAXPORT the No. 1 U.S. port for vehicle exports.
JAXPORT terminals feature 18 container cranes, on-dock refrigerated & freezer warehousing, Foreign Trade Zone status and outstanding intermodal connections. To help speed goods to market, shippers can take advantage of Jacksonville’s location at the crossroads of three major railroads (CSX, Norfolk Southern and Florida East Coast Railway) and three interstate highways (I-95, I-10 and 1-75).
A network of privately-owned maritime facilities also operates in Jacksonville’s harbor, and in Northeast Florida, more than 65,000 jobs are related to port activity, which creates an economic impact of almost $19 billion annually.
Learn more about JAXPORT at JAXPORT.com.