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Moody's Investors Service: SSA lease and terminal expansion is credit positive for JAXPORT

JAXPORT's agreement with SSA Terminals on a $240 million joint investment program is credit positive because it provides additional local funding for JAXPORT's harbor
deepening program, expands and modernizes SSA’s international container terminal at Blount Island, and reinforces JAXPORT’s already diverse business profile.

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AJOT: Bridgestone Americas’ Blizzard sees Jacksonville enabling logistics gains

Bridgestone Americas' Brad Blizzard says Jacksonville "provides a key supply chain cog supporting business goals that keep the world’s largest tire and rubber company on the road to success" in an interview with AJOT.

Read the full article to learn more about the company's 1 million-square-foot distribution center in Northeast Florida and how the DC is facilitating supply chain efficiencies for the company.

Journal of Commerce: “The industry is taking notice of our advantages,”says JAXPORT’s new chief commercial officer

JAXPORT's new Chief Commercial Officer, Kristen DeMarco, discusses why JAXPORT is emerging as a leading Southeast U.S. seaport.

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LNG World Shipping: Jacksonville, the premier US LNG bunkering port, moves into higher gear (April 2018) 

From multimillion-dollar investments in LNG-powered vessels to the development of landside bunkering and liquefaction plants, Northeast Florida is on the leading edge of this safer, cleaner fuel revolution.

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Florida Times-Union Saturday Lead Letter: JaxPort thanks its many partners in Puerto Rico aid effort (January 2018)

The Florida Times-Union's Saturday Lead Letter featured JAXPORT's Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer Roy Schleicher who thanked the many partners who were crucial to the success of the Puerto Rico relief program organized by the port. 

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Florida Times-Union Monday Editorial: JaxPort comes up big to provide aid to Puerto Rico (January 2018)

The Florida Times-Union Editorial Board recognized JAXPORT, its partners and generous donors from Jacksonville's business community for organizing a relief program delivering more than 500,000 pounds of supplies to the victims of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico.

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Forbes: JAXPORT one of nation's fastest growing import ports (December 2017)

Forbes contributor Ken Roberts has named the Port of Jacksonville as one of the nation’s fastest growing import ports by value in 2017.

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24/7 Wall St.: Florida Tops in Nation on Infrastructure (December 2017)

Florida's infrastructure ranks among the top in the nation according to a new report "States That Are Falling Apart" by financial reporting firm, 24/7 Wall St. 

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Panjiva: JAXPORT Leads Nation’s Ports to Eighth Straight Handling Expansion (October 2017)

JAXPORT led the nation’s ports in inbound container handling growth in October.

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Maritime Executive: JAXPORT's Terminals Load Relief Cargo for Puerto Rico (October 2017)

JAXPORT and its Puerto Rican carriers are playing a critical role in the hurricane Maria relief effort.

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AAPA Seaports Magazine: Seizing LNG Supply Chain Opportunities (Fall 2017)

JAXPORT is home to an important, emerging LNG cluster. 

Dave Stubbs, Director of Properties and Environmental Compliance at JAXPORT, discusses LNG investments being made in and around JAXPORT by our port partners.

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Maritime Executive: The Power of JAXPORT: Unlock it for Your Business (August 2017)

From unparalleled intermodal connections to a business environment committed to supporting global trade, JAXPORT adds value to its customers’ bottom line.

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Port Strategy: Smart Lighting Saves on Energy and Maintenance (August 2017)

The new LED lighting at JAXPORT's Blount Island Marine Terminal has improved energy efficiency by 67 percent.

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Journal of Commerce: Jacksonville Investing for Next Cargo Surge (May 2017)

Aiming high, and overachieving, has been the guiding approach for Jacksonville, Florida, logistics growth in the 21st century.

Since 2010, containers and cars have been the port's growth engines. 

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Logistics Management 2016 Quest for Quality: Ports: Top service is common denominator in unsettled times (August 2016)

JAXPORT has been voted No. 1 in customer service in the South by readers of Logistics Management magazine. The port earned the highest score in the nation in the publication’s annual survey, as readers rated U.S. ports on ease of doing business, value, ocean carrier/intermodal network and quality of equipment and operations.

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Inbound Logistics: Enterprise Florida Special Supplement (August 2016)

The Sunshine State basks in its role as a logistics superstar, with hot transportation, connections via water, air and rail. You'll also warm up to its great quality of life, abundant qualified labor pool, and oceans of experience keeping your products safe for the long haul.

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American Journal of Transportation highlights JAXPORT's Ro/Ro business (June 2016)

As the United States dollar has gained strength in recent years, U.S. exporters find it more difficult to sell overseas while imports become more attractive. That, combined with historically low oil prices, is reflected in the kinds of ro/ro cargoes being handled at the Port of Jacksonville.

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Journal of Commerce: 2016 Jacksonville Trade and Transportation Feature (May 2016)

Jacksonville Port Authority has experienced year-over-year growth for nearly a decade and a half. 2015 marked 14 years and counting.

JAXPORT Executive Vice President/Chief Commercial Officer Roy Schleicher talks about how JAXPORT continues to grow and help customers achieve success.

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Manufacturing on the First Coast magazine (2016- 2017)

FTZ No. 64 is featured in the new edition of the First Coast Manufacturer’s Association’s (FCMA) Manufacturing on the First Coast magazine.

Lisa Diaz, JAXPORT Manager of Foreign Trade Zone and Northeast Florida Sales, discusses how JAXPORT works with potential customers to determine their FTZ eligibility and walk them through the approval process.

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Journal of Commerce: 2016 Annual Review and Outlook
(Jan. 2016)

CEO Brian Taylor’s remarks about changes and growth opportunities in the maritime industry are featured in the Journal of Commerce’s 2015 Annual Review and Outlook.

Brian discussed how technology plays a critical role in the supply chain, and despite many advances, U.S. ports are still not as productive as many of our international counterparts.

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Maritime Executive: Cold is Hot (Nov/Dec 2015)

JAXPORT Director of Non-Containerized Sales Frank Camp discusses JAXPORT's capabilities for handling temperature-controlled cargoes, growth in reefer exports to Africa and the port's participation in a pilot program to import select produce from South America countries.

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Breakbulk Magazine: JAXPORT Port Profile (Sept/Oct 2015)

JAXPORT has decades of experience handling fertilizer, metals, forest products, perishables and other breakbulk cargo and the recently rebuilt heavy lift cargo berth at JAXPORT’s Blount Island Marine Terminal ranks as one of the nation’s highest weight-bearing capacity docks.

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Finished Vehicle Logistics: North American Vehicle Ports Feature (Aug/Sept 2015)

The port of Jacksonville reached more than 535,000 auto units in 2014, including a 12 percent jump in exports. JAXPORT Director of Non-Containerized Sales Frank Camp talks about plans for continued long-term growth.

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Maritime Executive: Leviathans of the Sea (July/Aug 2015)

JAXPORT Executive Vice President / Chief Commercial Officer Roy Schleicher discusses the impact of large-scale containerships on East Coast ports, and what JAXPORT is doing to prepare for these ships in Maritime Executive's feature.

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Cool Cargoes: Building an Integrated Cold Chain (May 2015)

As part of a roundtable discussion at JOC’s 15th Annual TPM Conference, JAXPORT's Director of Non-Containerized Sales, Frank Camp, weighed in on current cold chain trends and what they mean for the future of refrigerated logistics around the world.

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Journal of Commerce: Jacksonville Moves Beyond Niche (May 2015)

Historically, the profile of a Florida port was fairly standardized: excellent access to and from markets within the Florida peninsula and favored stops for vessels and freight moving in the north-south trades to Central and South America as well as the islands.

More recently, factors such as the emergence of load centering, robust population growth in the southeast United States and substantial investments in facilities and access infrastructure are expanding the span of influence of ports in Florida.

Nowhere is this more apparent than in Jacksonville.

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American Shipper: Southeast Port Bound (May 2015)

Leaders of Southeast ports, including JAXPORT CEO Brian Taylor, at an industry roundtable in late March said they expect U.S. importers to permanently shift a portion of Asian freight volume to the East Coast in the wake of the recent meltdown on the opposite coast that led to massive congestion, supply chain disruptions and financial losses for shippers.

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Journal of Commerce: 2015 Annual Review and Outlook
(Jan. 2015)

CEO Brian Taylor’s remarks about changes and growth opportunities in the maritime industry are featured in the Journal of Commerce’s 2015 Annual Review and Outlook.

Brian discussed how exports will continue to be a driving factor in growing the U.S. economy, as well as the opportunities Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) presents as both a cleaner fuel and a commodity.

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AAPA’s Seaports Magazine: Port Executive of the Future (Winter 2014)

CEO Brian Taylor is prominently featured in the winter edition of American Association of Port Authorities’ Seaports Magazine.

The article, titled “The Port Executive of the Future,” explains how Brian’s background as a shipping executive gives him and the port “a distinct advantage” in a rapidly changing maritime industry.

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