JAXPORT To Move 400 New Ambulances To Middle East
JAXPORT partner NYK Line North America recently loaded the first of several export shipments of new ambulances manufactured in Central Florida at JAXPORT’s Blount Island Marine Terminal. The vehicles are part of a 400 ambulance order placed by the Saudi Red Crescent Authority, a humanitarian organization that provides emergency medical services and offers first aid in Saudi Arabia.
The vehicles are manufactured by Wheeled Coach of Winter Park, Florida, which designs medical attack, rescue and fire emergency vehicles for departments around the world. In partnership with UniWorld Logistics of Orlando, Wheeled Coach handles the over-the-road transport of the ambulances to Jacksonville. The ocean bookings are handled through NYK.
“Wheeled Coach selected JAXPORT for this project based on our previous experiences with the exceptional customer service from all the personnel involved and the frequency of sailings available from Jacksonville,” says Abel Del Rio, Wheeled Coach Industries export sales manager.
JAXPORT is the nation’s No. 1 port for vehicle exports and one of the largest vehicle handling ports in the U.S, processing the movement of autos and specialty vehicles.