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Florida Trend has named JAXPORT CEO Eric Green one of the state’s most influential business leaders for the fourth year in a row.
As one of the publication’s Florida 500 honorees, Green is recognized as a transportation industry leader focused on growing JAXPORT’s impact on Florida’s economy. Cargo activity through Jacksonville’s seaport generates 138,500 jobs in Florida and more than $31 billion in annual economic output for the region and state.
Under Green’s leadership, JAXPORT has kept cargo moving uninterrupted throughout the pandemic while achieving record container volumes and strong vehicle volumes throughout the port’s 2021 fiscal year which ended Sept. 30.
“This award and the successes we are experiencing are a reflection of the hard work of many people who have helped us navigate the industry challenges that have occurred over the last two years, including our Board, JAXPORT employees and private sector port workers,” said Green. “As we look to the future, the longstanding support of our federal, state, and local partners—combined with our close relationships with our tenants, maritime partners and customers—positions JAXPORT and Northeast Florida for continued growth and opportunity ahead.”
JAXPORT continues to make significant progress on major initiatives to upgrade terminal infrastructure and build the port of the future. The federal project to deepen the Jacksonville shipping channel to 47 feet is on track to be completed through Blount Island in 2022, three years ahead of its original schedule. In addition, $200 million in berth and terminal enhancements to modernize Blount Island are currently underway.
JAXPORT is Florida’s largest container port and one of the nation’s busiest vehicle-handling ports.
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