JAXPORT earns marketing accolades from national transportation association

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JAXPORT Chief Communications Officer Chelsea Kavanagh and Marketing Director Jeff Price display TMSA Trailblazer award
Jul 7, 2023 | Press Releases

The Jacksonville Port Authority (JAXPORT) has received a marketing award from the Ohio-based Transportation Marketing & Sales Association (TMSA) 2023 Trailblazer Awards program.

Each year, the TMSA Trailblazer awards showcase the very best of marketing and sales in the transportation and logistics industry. JAXPORT received a Trailblazer Award of Excellence in a Marketing or Sales Campaign for its integrated marketing campaign in 2022. The campaign featured ad-supported coverage in the Journal of Commerce (JOC) and digital marketing outreach to hundreds of thousands of logistics professionals worldwide.

TMSA presented JAXPORT with the award during its 2023 ELEVATE Conference held in June. JAXPORT was the only port who received an award from TMSA this year.

“This prestigious award from TMSA underscores JAXPORT’s global reach and influence,” said Jeff Price, JAXPORT Marketing Director. “This recognition is a clear demonstration of our team’s commitment to increase cargo throughput, create jobs and drive economic growth for the Jacksonville community.”

Other Trailblazer recipients included logistics companies, marketing and advertising agencies and shipping lines, including JAXPORT tenant Trailer Bridge.

Trailer Bridge was one of the 2022 campaign’s marketing partners. Supporting companies also included AMPORTS, Averitt, Crowley, CSX, JZI IntermodaLogistics, TOTE Maritime and Watco.

Guided by the strategic leadership of Price and Chief Communications Officer Chelsea Kavanagh, JAXPORT’s in-house marketing and communications teams work together to promote the port’s global brand identity.

View the list of 2023 Trailblazer award winners on TMSAtoday.org.

About TMSA

TMSA is the only association dedicated to advancing the success of marketing and sales professionals in all modes of the commercial freight transportation market. Members represent all market segments including motor carriers, 3PLs, railroads, air carriers, ocean lines, port authorities, manufacturers, media and suppliers.

TMSA’s mission is to enable sales and marketing professionals to learn and give back to the transportation and logistics industry through education, connections and resources, ultimately strengthening their individual development, their businesses and the industry-at-large. TMSA’s vision is to be the pre-eminent non-profit sales and marketing association that transportation and logistics professionals turn to for industry-specific education, connections and resources.


Located in the heart of the Southeast U.S., JAXPORT is Florida’s No. 1 container port by volume, one of the nation’s top vehicle-handling ports, and the No. 1 port for value as ranked by readers of Logistics Management magazine. JAXPORT offers global connections, a 47-foot deepwater shipping channel, two-way ship traffic and same-day access to 98 million U.S. consumers.