Largest containership to enter Florida port stopped at Jaxport

MOL Bravo, the largest ship to port in Florida, at Jaxport. The largest containership to ever visit a Florida port stopped June 24 at Jaxport and the TraPac Container Terminal at Dames Point. The 10,100 container vessel MOL Bravo came from Asia via the Suez Canal. The cargo ship was not filled to capacity because … Continue reading Largest containership to enter Florida port stopped at Jaxport

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Major milestone for Jaxport: Deepening project receives first-ever federal construction dollars

Although the funding is just a fraction of the estimated $700 million or more the entire project will cost, it does represent a major milestone, as this is the first time Washington, D.C., has stepped forward with money for the deepening itself.. We’ve crossed the goal line on this one,” said Eric Green, Jaxport’s interim … Continue reading Major milestone for Jaxport: Deepening project receives first-ever federal construction dollars

Crowley begins construction of new LNG bunker facility at Jaxport

       Courtesy of Jacksonville Business Journal reporter Junior Skeeple.    Crowley Maritime Corp. and Eagle LNG Partners recently began construction of a new shore-side, liquefied natural gas (LNG) facility at Jaxport’s Talleyrand Marine Terminal. The LNG bunker fueling facility will serve Crowley’s new Commitment Class, LNG-powered, combination container/Roll-on Roll-off ships, which are under construction for use in … Continue reading Crowley begins construction of new LNG bunker facility at Jaxport

Jaxport Board approves purchase of land needed to deepen river

courtesy of Jacksonville Business Journal reporter Junior Skeeple   The Jaxport Board approved the purchase of conservation land needed for its deepening project.  Jaxport is pushing for local, state and federal funding for the almost $700 million project. The Jaxport Board voted unanimously to approve the purchase of two parcels of land totaling 53 acres. … Continue reading Jaxport Board approves purchase of land needed to deepen river

DHS approves Jax tech firm to improve port security

By Junior Skepple  Reporter Jacksonville Business Journal idSoftware, an identification software company with offices in Jacksonville, has earned approval from the Department of Homeland Security for its SecureGate Ports technology. The identification software provides ports and port tenants with electronic security that can read and verify a worker's credential, minimizing the chances of unauthorized personnel … Continue reading DHS approves Jax tech firm to improve port security