65 metric-ton pulp-producing piece of equipment moves through JAXPORT

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Georgia Pacific Washer Drum
Feb 22, 2024 | Cargo Blog

JAXPORT and terminal operator Seaonus recently facilitated the move of a 65 metric-ton washer drum (equipment used for pulp manufacturing) through the port’s Talleyrand Marine Terminal.

Owned by American paper and pulp manufacturer and distributor Georgia Pacific, the drum is a type of project cargo due to its large size, spanning 32 feet long and 15 feet wide. It moved from Europe to Jacksonville, Florida, onboard the Spliethoff breakbulk vessel Sampogracht and was lifted off the ship onto a special trailer used for transporting big pieces of cargo.

The drum will replace existing equipment at the company’s Brunswick, Georgia mill to produce better pulp for their global customers.

The company said JAXPORT’s diverse facilities and level of flexibility enable them to move cargo to their manufacturing facilities as quickly as possible.

“We have been moving cargo through JAXPORT for over three decades, and we have always had a level of care and attention from not only the port but also its partners that has kept us coming back year after year for our critical projects in our supply chain.” – Doug Connell, Georgia Pacific Supply Chain Manager.  

Georgia Pacific operates three facilities throughout Northeast Florida and Southeast Georgia, producing household paper products, including paper towels, bath tissue, and cups.