Jacksonville Port Authority (JAXPORT) announced that JAXPORT has achieved its best ever January container volumes, with overall container movements increasing 16% over the same period last year. About 121,400 TEUs moved through JAXPORT in January 2019.
The port’s Asian container volumes also showed significant growth, up by 17% year–to–date with almost 164,000 TEUs moved so far in Fiscal Year 2019. In addition, JAXPORT’s Asian trade has increased an average of 14% annually over the past five years.
January was a record month for the port’s auto business as well. Almost 61,500 autos moved through JAXPORT in January 2019, a double-digit increase over the previous January. JAXPORT’s auto volumes are up 7% year-to-date in Fiscal Year 2019.
The Port is now focused on the Jacksonville Harbor Deepening project, which is scheduled to be complete in 2023, as well as other major port growth projects including berth enhancements currently underway at JAXPORT’s Blount Island Marine Terminal.
When combined with the containers handled through private terminals, over 1.3 million TEUs move through the Port of Jacksonville every year, making it Florida’s largest container port complex.