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Florida Governor Rick Scott visits JAXPORT

January 25, 2011

Governor Rick Scott joined Jacksonville Mayor John Peyton, Jacksonville Port Authority Chairman Dave Kulik, CEO Paul Anderson and other city and port leaders for a first-hand look at seaport operations today. Following a tour of JAXPORT facilities, including the Blount Island Marine Terminal and the TraPac Container Terminal at Dames Point, the governor led a discussion on how to best address JAXPORT’s needs to support its future growth. During his visit, Governor Scott took time to talk with workers unloading cargo from an Asian container ship docked at the TraPac terminal. A recent economic study says port activity generates 65,000 related jobs in Northeast Florida and contributes $19 billion annually to the economic vitality of the region.

Florida Governor Rick Scott (center) listens to JAXPORT CEO Paul Anderson (left) as they tour the TraPac Container Terminal in North Jacksonville. (Pictured left to right: Anderson, JAXPORT Board Chairman Dave Kulik, Gov. Scott, Jacksonville Mayor John Peyton, Jacksonville City Councilman and Port Liaison Jack Webb)

Florida Governor Rick Scott, Jacksonville Mayor John Peyton, JAXPORT Board Chairman Dave Kulik and JAXPORT CEO Paul Anderson address the media at the TraPac Container Terminal on Jan. 25, 2011.

Florida Governor Rick Scott talks with port workers at the TraPac Container Terminal at JAXPORT's Dames Point facility.

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