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from JAXPORT, U.S. Customs and Border Protection – Area Port of
Jacksonville, and U.S. Coast Guard Sector Jacksonville joined U.S.
Congressman John Rutherford in welcoming Acting Secretary of Homeland
Security Chad F. Wolf to JAXPORT this week.
visit included an update on JAXPORT’s major growth projects, including
the Harbor Deepening Project which remains two years ahead of its
original schedule due in large part to support from the federal
government, and a briefing on how the port has continued to safely
operate and remain open for business during COVID-19.
the economy opened back up safely is a top priority for Homeland
Security and JAXPORT really personifies that,” said Secretary Wolf.
“Jacksonville’s port has remained open throughout the pandemic and plays
an important role in our country’s economic recovery and national
are grateful for the continued support of our federal partners as we
work to keep cargo moving and people working,” said JAXPORT CEO Eric
Green. “When the economy picks back up, our strategic location and
diversification of business puts us in a very favorable position to grow
our cargo volumes and their economic impact for Northeast Florida.”
activity through Jacksonville’s seaport generates 138,000 jobs in
Florida and $31 billion in economic output for the region and state. As
one of the nation’s 17 Strategic Seaports, JAXPORT is on-call 24/7 to
move U.S. Military cargo for national defense, disaster relief and
foreign humanitarian aid, and is the only port in Florida with this
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