Bridging Continents: JAXPORT’s Expanding European Connections

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MSC England
Nov 29, 2023 | Cargo Blog
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At the Jacksonville Port Authority (JAXPORT), our commitment to facilitating global trade is exemplified by our robust connections with Europe. Through a diverse array of shipping services, JAXPORT plays a pivotal role in streamlining the movement of goods between the United States and the continent. This blog post delves into the details of JAXPORT’s European connections, highlighting recent developments and the port’s seamless services.

JAXPORT’s European Container and Breakbulk Services: A Closer Look

ScanBaltic to USA by MSC & Ellerman City Liners

Scanbaltic MSC & Ellerman

MSC’s ScanBaltic to USA container service connects Scandinavia and Baltic Ports directly with Jacksonville, offering opportunities for a range of commodities. This weekly service emphasizes the port’s role as a key bridge for trans-Atlantic trade with connections from Klaipėda, Lithuania; Gdynia, Poland; Gothenburg, Sweden; Bremerhaven, Germany; Felixstowe, United Kingdom; Antwerp, Belgium; and Le Havre, France. On this service, Ellerman City Liners will use a combination of MSC capacity and its own independent vessel beginning in January 2024. SSA Atlantic provides stevedoring services.

ECNA Europe by Spliethoff

Spliethoff’s ECNA Europe service is a testament to JAXPORT’s versatility, handling both containerized freight and breakbulk cargo. It connects the port with Rauma, Finland and other European ports weekly, with vessels calling the Talleyrand Marine Terminal and Seaonus Stevedoring Jacksonville providing stevedoring services.

United States Express (USX) by Ellerman City Liners

Ellerman City Liners USX service

The USX service, run by Ellerman City Liners, offers direct container shipping from key European ports to JAXPORT’s Blount Island Marine Terminal. SSA Atlantic handles stevedoring operations for this service, which calls Klaipėda, Lithuania; Gdynia, Poland; Gothenburg, Sweden; Bremerhaven, Germany; Felixstowe, United Kingdom; Antwerp, Belgium; and Le Havre, France. All equipment types are offered and transshipment options are available.

Direct European Connections for RoRo

Atlantic Trade Route by Siem Car Carriers

The Atlantic Trade Route serviced by Siem Car Carriers connects Emden, Germany; Halifax, Canada; and Veracruz, Mexico with JAXPORT’s Blount Island Marine Terminal. Specializing in Roll-on/Roll-off (RoRo) cargo, this service efficiently transports vehicles and machinery and has stevedoring services managed by APS Stevedoring.

Europe to U.S. East Coast, and North America to Europe, by Höegh Autoliners

Höegh Autoliners’ services provide direct RoRo connections from ports in Gothenburg, Sweden; Antwerp, Belgium; Bremerhaven, Germany; Antwerp, Belgium; Southampton, United Kingdom and more to JAXPORT, with SSA Atlantic managing operations at Blount Island Marine Terminal. These services allow for the efficient movement of vehicles and other RoRo cargo.

Middle East by Liberty Global Logistics

Liberty Global Logistics’ Middle East service connects JAXPORT with Southern Europe via Liverno, Italy and highlights JAXPORT’s expanding reach.

JAXPORT is a Global Trade Hub

“JAXPORT’s connections with Europe signify not only our role as a global maritime hub but also the strength of our partnership with a network of European carriers across multiple cargo types,” said JAXPORT Chief Commercial Officer Robert Peek. “This service capability is a testament to our commitment to providing versatile and efficient maritime solutions for BCOs, OEMs and shippers moving freight between the U.S. and Europe.”

Strategic Advantages and Operational Excellence

JAXPORT’s location in the Southeast U.S. is a natural gateway for European trade. The port’s 47-foot deepwater shipping channel, capable of accommodating large vessels, and the port’s skilled workforce, ensure swift and efficient cargo handling. This strategic advantage is complemented by our proximity to a vast consumer market, enabling speedy distribution of goods.

Emphasizing Customer Satisfaction and Efficiency

JAXPORT’s European connections demonstrate the port’s unwavering commitment to fostering global trade. JAXPORT’s strategic location, coupled with a diverse range of services, is uniquely positioned to accommodate the evolving needs of the industry. As JAXPORT grows, the port remains dedicated to providing efficient, reliable, and sustainable shipping solutions, bridging continents and communities through commerce.

Connect with JAXPORT’s team for your customized shipping solutions to/from Europe.