Q: WHAT ADVANTAGES DOES JAXPORT HAVE THAT ULTIMATELY LED YOU TO MAKE JACKSONVILLE YOUR PORT OF CHOICE FOR THIS MOVE?
ES: JAXPORT’s relationship with the local trucking community, U.S. Customs, the fact that SSA Marine was part of this since we’ve used them before in other ports, and the ability to get product onto rail from here into the Southeast.
JAXPORT has guided us to say, ‘lay out your plans, here’s what you need to do and here’s how we’re going to help you.’ It was amazing. So, we’re going to do it again.
Q: YOU MENTIONED THAT YOUR GOAL WAS TO CLEAR BACKLOGS TO MOVE ALL THE VOLUMES YOUR CUSTOMERS NEED TO MOVE. IS THAT BEING ACCOMPLISHED?
ES: Yes, 100%. I’ve been through several of these and on a scale from one to ten, meaning one is the worst, this has been a ten.