2018 was a great year for Jacksonville’s logistic industry

Jacksonville logistics companies and city transportation agencies boasted record metrics in 2018. The First Coast saw more air passengers, cruise passengers and cargo containers than any year in its history, while local logistics behemoths accrued record-busting earnings. But a year of operational overhauls, tariff pressures, disaster recovery, tax benefits and more offered tailwinds the industry … Continue reading 2018 was a great year for Jacksonville’s logistic industry

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Demand for Truck Drivers Growing

“We could put 100 people to work tomorrow if we had qualified graduates.” That’s Iwa Sizemore, director of career services at National Training. The privately-owned truck driver training school has been located in Clay County since 1978, and operates a 350-acre training ground in Green Cove Springs. The demand for truck drivers has been strong … Continue reading Demand for Truck Drivers Growing

One of world’s largest ocean carriers adds Jacksonville service

Zim Integrated Shipping Services, the 11th largest ocean carrier in the world, is adding service to Jacksonville. The Israel-based company will come to Jacksonville as the vessel operator for 2M, one of the four largest vessel-sharing alliances in the world. The new service will bring more containers from North Asia through Jaxport, which has placed … Continue reading One of world’s largest ocean carriers adds Jacksonville service

UPS ramps up expansion plan with 100,000 more SQF

The United States Parcel Service's $196 million plan to expand its northwest Jacksonville regional distribution hub could be around 100,000 square feet larger than originally envisioned. Plans submitted to the city on Tuesday detailed a 373,000-square-foot expansion that would add three loading wings to its 532,046-square-foot facility at 4420 Imeson Road. Two years ago, when … Continue reading UPS ramps up expansion plan with 100,000 more SQF

Suddath’s Tracker recognized as an industry-changing innovation

Suddath's Tracker, a technology that allows the relocation company to track individual items in real-time when moving entire corporate offices, is being recognized as an industry-changing innovation. The company will be presented with a 2018 CIO 100 Award, a prestigious global award, in August. The patent-pending technology, developed by Suddath in partnership with local software … Continue reading Suddath’s Tracker recognized as an industry-changing innovation