Blount Island Marine Terminal

Tenant Liaison
Ken Page
(904) 357-3202
(904) 476-3499
Blount Island Marine Terminal
Gate Entrance
9620 Dave Rawls Blvd.
Jacksonville, FL 32226
JAXPORT Corporate Headquarters (904) 357-3000


Located 12.5 nautical miles (23.2 km) from the sea buoy, JAXPORT’s largest marine facility – Blount Island Marine Terminal – offers 7,094 linear feet (2,163m) of deepwater berths and features six super post-Panamax container cranes (three existing and three arriving in early 2023) and three post-Panamax container cranes.

Terminal Highlights

  • In addition to its 47-foot harbor depth, the Blount Island Marine Terminal has a new, adjacent turning basin, which increases vessel operational efficiency.
  • JAXPORT and experienced terminal operator SSA Atlantic 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 Container 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.
  • The Blount Island Marine Terminal is one of the largest vehicle import/export centers in the United States.
  • 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 2,000 pounds per square foot of load capacity and 78 kips per axle via on-dock rail.
  • 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 and also features connectivity via the nearby rail yard at Dames Point.

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.
#31: 80 ft. in front of transit shed

#30, 32-35: 150 ft.

Depth alongside MLW
(mean low water)

#33 – #35: 47 ft.
#30 – #32: 40 ft.
#20, #22: 38 ft.

Deck height above MSL
(mean sea level)
#30 – 35: +9 ft.
#20, 22: +10 ft.
Mechanical Handling Facilities Nine container cranes (six 65-ton, 100 gauge, including three arriving in 2023; three 50-ton, 50 gauge)
Reefer Plugs 764 reefer plugs
On-Dock Rail Connection CSX, on-dock rail
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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