JAXPORT EXPRESS Sustainability Initiative

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JAXPORT’s Exemplifying Potential to Reduce Emissions with Sustainable Solutions (EXPRESS) project is a $47 million public-private partnership by JAXPORT and two of its port tenants, SSA Jacksonville and Crowley. This grant will support sustainability initiatives at the port’s Blount Island and Talleyrand marine terminals.

EXPRESS is one of the first large-scale investments in zero- and near-zero-emission cargo-handling equipment technologies in Florida. The initiative will achieve greenhouse gas reductions, expand energy-efficient terminal infrastructure, increase JAXPORT’s cargo throughput, and develop a plan to transition to lower emission port infrastructure and maritime operations.

Investments include the purchase of:

  • hybrid-electric rubber-tired gantry (RTG) cranes
  • low- and zero-emission container top picks forklifts
  • zero-emissions equipment for cargo handling including specialty yard tractors and forklifts
  • electric refrigerated cargo charging stations (reefer plugs)

The initiative is funded by a grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Maritime Administration (MARAD) Port Infrastructure Development Program (PIDP) grant, as well as private funds from Crowley and SSA. Through the initiative, JAXPORT will also spend $1 million to support port-wide electrification through the development of a plan for transitioning JAXPORT, the local maritime industry, and other similar ports towards lower emissions technologies.