Asian container trade continues to boost JAXPORT’s container cargo business

The Port of Jacksonville, Florida (JAXPORT) announced it moved a record 968,279 twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs) during the fiscal year ending September. 30, 2016. The previous JAXPORT record was 936,972 TEUs set in 2014.

The Asian container trade continues to be the fastest growing segment of JAXPORT’s container cargo business, achieving 19 percent growth in FY16 with 336,791 containers moved compared to 283,164 the previous year.

The growth of existing and new services calling on JAXPORT’s Blount Island Marine Terminal, including the recently added 2M Alliance (Maersk Line/Mediterranean Shipping Co., the two largest container carriers in the world) contributed to this growth.

The Asian sector has grown steadily since JAXPORT first entered the trade lane in 2009, now accounting for 35 percent of JAXPORT’s total cargo container business in 2016.

When combined with the containers moving through its private terminals, the port of Jacksonville moves more than 1.2 million containers annually, making it the largest port complex in Florida.

Source: JAXPORT

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