State-of-the-Art Container Cranes on Their Way to Jacksonville
The port of Jacksonville’s three newly constructed 100-gauge cranes departed last week from Shanghai, China, en route to JAXPORT. The container cranes are being transported aboard the Zhen Hua 14, which is expected to arrive in Jacksonville in August. Each crane has a 22 container reach and will significantly increase the cargo-handling capacity of the port’s Blount Island Terminal. These cranes will join the larger cranes already in use at JAXPORT’s TraPac Container Terminal.
Located in northeast Florida in the heart of the South Atlantic, JAXPORT is a full-service, international trade seaport situated at the crossroads of the nation’s rail and highway network.
The port owns, maintains and markets three cargo terminals, a cruise terminal, and an intermodal rail terminal along the St. Johns River: Blount Island Marine Terminal, Dames Point Marine Terminal, Talleyrand Marine Terminal, the JAXPORT Cruise Terminal and the JAXPORT Intermodal Container Transfer Facility.
The Intermodal Container Transfer Facility (ICTF) at Dames Point Marine Terminal was complleted earlier this year. Construction of the $30 million ICTF was funded through state and federal grants. The facility is served by CSX rail lines.
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