JAXPORT: Delivering Under Pressure

JAXPORT delivers for ecommerce logistics
Feb 14, 2020 | Cargo Blog
2 MIN READ
Aisha Eccleston
Story by Aisha Eccleston, Director, National Container Accounts JAXPORT

With ecommerce accounting for about 11 percent of all U.S. retail sales and the outlook for the channel growing, consumers now demand speedy deliveries. To meet this increasing demand, JAXPORT and our logistics partners work together to optimize shippers’ supply chains.

One recent success story comes to mind. During last year’s holiday season, an ecommerce client needed to route cooking appliances to a consumer base in the U.S. Southeast in time for Black Friday sales. They faced delays with another U.S. port. Instead, the client decided to ship through JAXPORT, and they achieved their goals of efficiency and speed to market, which not only strengthened their sales during peak season but also saved holiday dinners for families around the Southeast.

Whether you operate a brick & mortar or an ecommerce shop, @JAXPORT #Xmarksthespot for #retail #logistics. -Aisha Eccleston, JAXPORT Director, National Container SalesClick To Tweet

These types of successes are common at JAXPORT because we have some of the best partners in the business. From the dozens of ocean carriers calling Jacksonville to the stevedores and longshoremen moving freight on the docks, we’re blessed to have strong partners who take pride in being customer-centric. This spirit of service is one of the reasons why shippers named JAXPORT the No. 1 Port in the South in a recent survey by Logistics Management magazine.

Of course, JAXPORT’s supply chain also makes economic sense. With a shipping channel in the river wide enough for two ships to pass at the same time, vessels experience greater freedom of movement from the sea buoy to the berth than they do at other ports in the region. JAXPORT also offers strong rail service and intermodal access to markets from Florida to the Midwest. So, with competitive turn times at our terminals, more than 100 trucking firms in the area, and three interstate highways offering fast access to major markets, retailers enjoy expedited delivery to their distribution centers and final mile destinations.

Ecommerce as percentage of U.S. retail sales, 2014 – 2019

We like to say that at JAXPORT, X Marks the Spot for retail logistics. Whether you operate a traditional brick and mortar, or an ecommerce shop, or both, Jacksonville is the exact place your supply chain can find success.

If you’re attending RILA LINK 2020 in Dallas, let’s connect to see how we can help you optimize your network through Jacksonville. Visit JAXPORT at Booth 5 on the EXPO Floor, or connect with me on LinkedIn.

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Click here to connect with Aisha Eccleston, Director, National Container Sales, at the RILA LINK 2020 show February 23-26.