JAXPORT one of nation's fastest growing import ports

Dec 19, 2017 | Cargo Blog

Forbes contributor Ken Roberts has named the Port of Jacksonville one of the nation’s fastest growing import ports by value in 2017. The more than $2 billion increase in import value places Jacksonville’s port in the top ten in the U.S. Roberts’ import/export data company WorldCity posts monthly trade statistics at ustradenumbers.com.

WorldCity’s research shows the Port of Jacksonville registering a $2.20 billion increase through the first 10 months of the year.

  • Motor vehicles for transporting people rose 15.19% compared to last year to $9.33 billion.
  • Commercial vehicles rose 0.67% to $568.11 million.
  • Gasoline and other refined petroleum products rose 19.46% to $262.89 million.
  • Coffee rose 26.29% to $257.25 million.

Read the full Forbes column here.