Tote Maritime at Jaxport

tote prATS International, part of Anderson Trucking Service, and Tote Maritime Puerto Rico have partnered to deploy a patented technology, the Breakbulk Boxx, in the U.S.-Puerto Rico trade.

The box, coupled with 53-foot truck beds, enable shippers of bulky cargo to containerize their cargo and easily utilize Jacksonville’s three-day maritime lane to Puerto Rico.

“We are excited and proud to have these units and service capabilities available to aid in the recovery and rebuilding of Puerto Rico when needed the most,” ATS COO Brent Anderson said in a statement.

The Port of Jacksonville has served a central role in funneling relief and supplies to Puerto Rico in the wake of Hurricane Maria. JAXPORT volumes to Puerto Rico in the first six months of the fiscal year are up 40 percent, a difference of almost 108,000 containers, compared to the same period last year.

Tote at JAXPORT offers service to and from Puerto Rico twice a week.

“We are excited to partner with ATS on this innovative equipment as it will help rebuild the island of Puerto Rico after the devastating impacts from Hurricane Maria,” Bill Taylor, Tote vice president of commercial, said in a statement. “Our partnership with ATS and their investment in these new equipment types will set the stage for a new way to move non-containerized cargo to/from the island of Puerto Rico for many years to come.”

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