Blount Island Marine Terminal

Terminal Director – Doug Menefee

Terminal Operations and Gate Entrance
9620 Dave Rawls Blvd.
Jacksonville, FL 32226
(904) 357-3305

Terminal Highlights

  • Located just 12.5 nautical miles (23.2 km) from the sea buoy, the Blount Island Marine Terminal has 7,094 linear feet (2,163m) of deep water berths.
  • JAXPORT’s largest marine facility and one of the largest vehicle import/export centers in the United States.
  • JAXPORT and experienced terminal operator SSA Marine have agreed to develop a state-of-the-art, $238.7 million international container terminal at JAXPORT’s Blount Island Marine Terminal. The facility, SSA Jacksonville International Gateway Terminal, is an expansion of SSA Marine’s current leasehold at Blount Island and will offer deepwater berthing space to accommodate the larger container ships calling JAXPORT from Asia more fully loaded.
  • Leading auto processors – AMPORTS and Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics – combine for more than 250 acres of open storage and 300,000 square feet of auto processing facilities.
  • The heavy lift cargo berth at Blount Island ranks as one of the nation’s highest weight-bearing capacity docks, offering up to 1,800 pounds per square foot of load capacity and 78 kips per axle.
  • The terminal offers 240,000-square feet of transit shed space and a 90,000-square-foot Container Freight Station for cross-dock efficiency.
  • 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 cargo is facilitated by the terminal’s on-dock rail served directly by CSX Corporation.

Equipment and Technical Info

Location 12.5 nautical miles (23.2km) from the sea buoy
Terminal Area 754 acres
Use Container, Autos, Ro/Ro, Breakbulk and General Cargo
Facilities 240,000 sq. ft. of transit shed
90,000 sq. ft. container freight station
General Berths #20 — 754 linear ft.
#22 — 600 linear ft.
#30 — #35: 5,740 linear ft.
Apron Width #20: 111.5 ft.
#22: 80 ft.
#30 – 35: 80 ft. in front of transit shed; 150 ft. elsewhere
Depth alongside MLW
(mean low water)
#30 – #35: 40 ft.
#20, #22: 38 ft.
Deck height above MSL
(mean sea level)
#30 – 35: +9 ft.
#20, 22: +10 ft.
Mechanical Handling Facilities Eight container cranes (three 65-ton, three 50-ton, one 45-ton, one 40-ton)
Reefer Plugs 742 reefer plugs
On-Dock Rail Connection CSX
Highway Connections I-95 and I-295 leading to Heckscher Drive (State Road 105)
Tides (ft.)
Mean High Water (MHW) +2.2 MSL
Mean Low Water (MLW) -1.3 MSL

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