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On National Supply Chain Day, we celebrate Jacksonville’s status as America’s Logistics Center, driven in part by JAXPORT, the No. 1 container port by volume in the State of Florida.
A recent LendingTree study named Jacksonville one of the nation’s biggest “Boomtowns,” with a 5 percent population increase from 2019 to 2021 and a 12.8 percent spike in median earnings. This growth shows no signs of slowing down, and logistics providers are taking notice.
With the city’s uncongested harbor, international reach, skilled workforce, and seamless rail and highway network, Jacksonville is an attractive location for logistics providers. JAXPORT handled nearly 1.3 million containers in the past year and offers services from over 40 ocean carriers. In the last 24 months, five new ocean carrier services have been added to JAXPORT’s offerings.
Jacksonville’s diverse and deep talent pool, supported by multiple universities and retired service members, bolsters its appeal as a hub for trade and logistics. In a special section of the Journal of Commerce published recently, JAXPORT CEO Eric Green emphasizes the port’s unique advantages. “In the next year or so, the city will be adding nearly 7 million square feet of warehousing, so there’s plenty of opportunity,” he said.
As JAXPORT continues to grow methodically and attract new businesses, logistics providers are leaning into this growth and expanding their services.
Thank you to the businesses who supported this sponsored content in the Journal of Commerce: