JAXPORT customers discuss their commitment to investing in Jacksonville
June 8, 2012
Here’s what JAXPORT’s customers are saying about investing in Jacksonville, Florida:
Diversified Port Holdings, Seaonus/Portus
“All of us that have multiple port operations work with various levels of executives throughout the port industry. This is one of the strongest teams that we work with on a day in, day out basis. We have talked with the executive management team. [We have had] discussions about wanting to invest additionally in the port.
- Terry Brown, CEO
Seaonus/Portus has a 30 year lease for 46 acres at JAXPORT’s Talleyrand and Blount Island terminals, with $4.7 million revenue to JAXPORT in Fiscal Year 2011. For more than 30 years, Seaonus has offered international, client-based, industry leading customer service for off-port and on-dock refrigerated and dry warehousing, transportation, marine operations and related logistics services.
“We clearly have a long term vested interest here in JAXPORT. We’ve been here for decades, we have a significantly long term lease and we see JAXPORT as a very strategic place for us in the future. Our interest here is to grow the business. Our interest here is to work with JAXPORT and to work with our customers and our customers’ customers to continue to develop this port and move it forward.”
- Jack Craig, Chief Operating Officer
APM Terminals has a 25 year lease for 60 acres at Blount Island with $3.9 million revenue to JAXPORT in Fiscal Year 2011. APM is a wholly owned subsidiary of A.P Moller-Maersk Group, the largest maritime transportation company in the world. APM tendered an offer valued between $3 billion and $4 billion in May 2012 to operate port facilities owned by the Virginia Port Authority.
“You know we’re certainly a company that is committed to investing in Jacksonville. We have very long term leases and we want to be here long, long term. We’ve been here 50 years. We love Jacksonville. It’s a strategic port for us and very important to us and all of our employees.”
- John Callihan, Chief Financial Officer
AMPORTS has a 15 year lease for 142 acres at Blount Island with $4.6 million revenue to JAXPORT in Fiscal Year 2011. AMPORTS operates as an auto processing company with terminals throughout the United States and Mexico, offering specialized services for imports and exports of automobiles and vehicles.
WWL-WWL Vehicle Services
“You’ve got existing long term customers here that want to expand, that want to bring jobs to the community.”
- Gary Davis, Head of Vehicle Operations
Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics has a 10 year lease for 73 acres at Blount Island with $3.7 million revenue to JAXPORT in Fiscal Year 2011. Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics delivers innovative and sustainable global shipping and logistics solutions for manufacturers of cars, trucks, heavy equipment and specialized cargo.
“MOL/TraPac has always had a long term plan envisioned for making Jacksonville a gateway port due to the natural resources and a full range of logistics opportunities that no other Southeast ports have to offer.”
- Dennis Kelly, Vice President
TraPac's 158-acre container terminal at JAXPORT's Dames Point facility hosts vessels from Tokyo-based Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL) and other global carriers and offers direct containership service between Jacksonville and ports throughout Asia. TraPac and parent firm MOL invested $330 million to develop their terminal in Jacksonville, and have a 30 year lease with JAXPORT.