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Jacksonville port to export Acuras for American Honda


American Honda Motor Co. Inc. recently selected the Port of Jacksonville, Fla., to export new Acura MDX and TLX models to the Middle East.

Jacksonville Port Authority (JAXPORT) tenant AMPORTS will handle vehicle processing services and the cars will be shipped via Hoegh Autoliners.

"This is the first time new Acura models will be available in the Middle East through a dealership network in the region," JAXPORT officials said in a press release. "Kuwait will be the first market to receive the Acuras."

The authority continues to solidify the port's position as the nation’s No. 1 port for vehicle exports, said Roy Schleicher, JAXPORT's executive vice president and chief commercial officer. Volumes of Hondas exported through the port topped 40,000 units last year, with vehicles exported to the Middle East, Africa, South America and the Caribbean.

Rail service at AMPORTS' Jacksonville Terminal is provided by CSX Transportation. The facility can receive up to 63 rail cars.

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