What they are saying: Completion of Jacksonville’s Harbor Deepening Project through Blount Island

Harbor Deepening ribbon cutting
Jun 6, 2022 | Cargo Blog, Press Releases

Here’s what government, industry, and local leaders are saying about the completion of the Jacksonville Harbor Deepening Project through JAXPORT’s Blount Island Marine Terminal. The project deepened 11 miles of the federal shipping channel to 47 feet from its previous depth of 40 feet.

The deeper channel allows larger container ships to call Blount Island to and from destinations worldwide and allows existing ships calling Jacksonville to carry more cargo on board.

Jacksonville City Council Member Ron Salem
Jacksonville City Council Member Leanna Cumber
Capt. of the Port Mark Vlaun
Dr. John Newman
Mike Rubin
Ike Sherlock
Laura DiBella
George Spencer
Whitney Croxton