National defense leaders discuss military cargo logistics at JAXPORT

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Oct 12, 2022 | Cargo Blog

“Our most important role is serving as one of the military’s strategic seaports—using our capabilities to support your missions, deployments and training operations,” JAXPORT CEO Eric Green said to military logistics leaders.

These national defense leaders met at JAXPORT recently to discuss strategies, capabilities and logistics of importing and exporting military assets through our nation’s ports. They selected JAXPORT as the meeting location because of the port’s position as a Strategic Seaport, on-call to move military cargo for national defense, foreign humanitarian assistance and disaster relief.

The group’s members represent valued maritime partners, including the U.S. Transportation Command (USTRANSCOM), MARAD, the U.S. military, and U.S.-flagged ocean carriers.

“Nearly three-quarters of a billion dollars in infrastructure enhancements have been recently completed or are currently underway to enhance cargo-handling capabilities at our largest marine terminal,” Green said. “By investing in our facilities and maintaining a world-class port, we stand ready to support our military community and the important work you do to protect our national security.”

So far this year, JAXPORT has proudly moved more than 2,200 pieces of military cargo in support of national defense initiatives. JAXPORT is one of 17 Strategic Seaports in the nation and the only port in Florida that moves military cargo.