Retail logistics pros find competitive edge with JAXPORT service

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Retail logistics solutions at JAXPORT
Jun 7, 2019 | Cargo Blog

With JAXPORT’s access to 140 ports worldwide and four weekly container services between Asia and Jacksonville, Florida, firms are finding service benefits when routing their retail supply chain through JAXPORT to markets in Florida and across the Eastern Seaboard.

In this excerpt from the Summer 2018 issue of JAXPORT Magazine, retailers highlighted how JAXPORT provides transportation solutions:

Expanded capacity supports customers’ efficiencies

Randall Donlen is Director of Global Transportation for Tapestry, Inc., whose brands include Coach and Kate Spade. Donlen said, “With one of Tapestry’s primary distribution centers located in close proximity to JAXPORT, ocean carrier capacity into this port is very important to us. The continuing consolidations in the carrier market concern us, so we were pleased to see the recent expansion of vessel service options from our key origins into JAXPORT, particularly with the new carrier, ONE.”

Donlen added, “Not only does this support additional origins with direct calls, it helps mitigate risks associated with relying too much on a narrow selection of services. The ongoing collaboration between JAXPORT and the carriers to expand and improve services will be a benefit to everyone, including the community and businesses in the region.”

Havertys Furniture Companies, Inc. Vice President Global Supply Chain Abir Thakurta said, “The Florida markets are important to our business. The diversity of customer needs from coast to coast is a challenge. Our ability to bring in regionalized merchandise directly to our expanded distribution center in Lakeland, Fla., is important in meeting that challenge. The increase in service capacity through JAXPORT has helped us more quickly and efficiently make a broader and targeted assortment of products available for delivery to our customers.”

Many retailers are taking advantage of the seamless transportation solutions found in Jacksonville. JAXPORT terminals integrate with dozens of ocean carriers, three U.S. interstates, on-dock rail, 40 daily trains and more than 100 trucking and drayage firms.

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Asia – U.S. East Coast Container Services

2M – TP10 / ZCP / Amberjack / AWE / ABUS1

THE Alliance – EC5

Truck Distance & Service Time

State City Distance from JAXPORT (miles) Time from JAXPORT
Florida Orlando 147 2 h 17 min
Florida Tallahassee 180 2 h 47 min
Florida Lakeland 202 3 h 14 min
South Carolina Columbia 274 4 h 15 min
Florida Miami 351 5 h 28 min
Georgia Atlanta 363 5 h 11 min
North Carolina Charlotte 370 5 h 32 min
Alabama Montgomery 376 6 h 13 min
Alabama Birmingham 480 7 h 22 min
Louisiana New Orleans 564 7 h 59 min
Virginia Richmond 597 8 h 30 min
Tennessee Nashville 611 8 h 52 min
Maryland Washington, DC 705 10 h 11 min
Kentucky Lexington 716 10 h 47 min
Tennessee Memphis 752 10 h 57 min
Kentucky Louisville 782 11 h 24 min
Ohio Cincinnati 794 11 h 47 min
Ohio Columbus 806 12 h 17 min
Pennsylvania Pittsburgh 828 12 h 36 min
Indiana Indianapolis 895 13 h 8 min
Ohio Cleveland 896 13 h 31 min
Missouri St. Louis 916 13 h 17 min
Texas Dallas 1,008 14 h 59 min
Michigan Detroit 1,010 15 h 29 min
Texas Austin 1,049 15 h 14 min
Illinois Chicago 1,077 16 h 1 min
Texas San Antonio 1,081 15 h 40 min
Missouri Kansas City 1,162 17 h
Minnesota Minneapolis 1,476 21 h 42 min

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