During the past six months, The Jacksonville Port Authority (JAXPORT) has recorded 12 percent growth in vehicle handling volumes, moving 360,945 vehicles compared to 321,471 during the same period last year and solidifying JAXPORT’s position as one of the nation’s busiest vehicle handling ports.
JAXPORT is a leader in the movement of automobiles, passenger trucks and SUVs, as well as construction vehicles, semi-trucks and other heavy wheeled and tracked machinery.
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While the growth is due mainly to JAXPORT’s vehicle imports, which are up 15 percent in the first half of the port’s fiscal year, exports also grew by 4 percent.
More than 636,000 vehicles moved through Jacksonville last year and JAXPORT is on pace to exceed that in 2017.
The port is home to three major auto processors, AMPORTS, Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics and Southeast Toyota Distributors, offering processing facilities as close as 100 yards from ship berths.
JAXPORT offers fast reach to the growing U.S. Southeast consumer market. Florida is the third most populous state in the nation and more than 60 million consumers live within a one-day truck drive of Jacksonville’s port.
JAXPORT's Asian container volumes are also recording double digit growth.