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8/29/2018



Rail News: Intermodal

Jaxport broke container volume record for July


Jaxport is served by CSX, Norfolk Southern Railway and Florida East Coast Railway.
Photo – jaxport.com

The Jacksonville Port Authority (Jaxport) logged its best July ever in container volumes, with total container movements rising 17 percent over the same period last year, port officials announced yesterday.

Nearly 97,250 20-foot equivalent units (TEUs) moved through the port last month, according to a Jaxport press release.

Jaxport's Asian container volumes increased 11 percent year to date, with 344,730 TEUs moved so far in fiscal-year 2018. Also, the port's volumes from Puerto Rico rose 33 percent to 600,970 TEUs year-to-date in FY2018 over the same period last year, port officials said.

Jaxport's fiscal year runs from Oct. 1 to Sept. 30.

As the primary U.S. port for commercial trade with Puerto Rico, Jaxport and its partners continue to supply aid to residents who continue to deal with Hurricane Maria's devastation, port officials said. The storm hit the island in September 2017.

Jaxport is served by CSX, Norfolk Southern Railway and Florida East Coast Railway.



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