Video: New turning basin now operational

Large container ship turning at the berth
Aug 2, 2022 | Cargo Blog

ZIM Integrated Shipping Services vessels ZIM Newark and ZIM Rotterdam are the first vessels to use the Jacksonville Port Authority’s (JAXPORT) new turning basin, which was completed as part of the Jacksonville Harbor Deepening Project.

The ships sail in a 2M Alliance service which connects Jacksonville with ports in South Korea, China and Jamaica. This container service is ideal for shipments of appliances, tires, toys, solar panels, arts and crafts and more.

Jacksonville’s 47-foot deepwater shipping channel is wide enough for two ships to pass at the same time. 

Watch the video above to see how two-way vessel traffic and open berthing windows seven days a week allow ships to remain on schedule at JAXPORT, lowering costs for carriers and shippers.