U.S. Army 832nd Transportation Battalion is based at JAXPORT’s Blount Island Marine Terminal

JAXPORT is one of 17 U.S. Strategic Seaports on-call to move military cargo for national defense, foreign humanitarian assistance and disaster relief, and the only port in Florida with this designation.

The U.S. Army 841st Transportation Battalion utilizes JAXPORT’s Blount Island Marine Terminal, which offers the following strategic advantages to handle U.S. military cargoes:

  • Blount Island is located only 9 miles from the mouth of the St. Johns River
  • Blount Island boasts one mile of continuous berthing, among the largest on the East Coast, and low berth congestion
  • At any one time, Blount Island has 75 acres or more of secure cargo area available to store and stage equipment
  • JAXPORT offers flexible leasing options at Blount Island
  • Customs and Border Protection-approved wash down service available to meet federal standards
  • Major highways are easily accessible from Blount Island, which is located less than one mile from I-295 and only minutes from I-95 and I-10
  • The efficient movement of military cargo is facilitated by Blount Island’s on-dock rail served directly by CSX Corporation