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November 01, 2018
Jacksonville sets container volume record for third consecutive year
The Port of Jacksonville (JAXPORT) announced that its public seaport terminals achieved record growth in container volumes, recording double-digit growth during the fiscal year ending Sept. 30, 2018.
JAXPORT moved nearly 1.3 million containers, a 23 percent increase over 2017. The Port notes it has set container volume records the past three years.
When combined with the containers handled through private terminals, the Port of Jacksonville is Florida's largest container port complex.
The Asian container trade continues to show significant growth, achieving 12 percent growth in the past year, with nearly 429,000 Asian containers moved.
JAXPORT remains one of the nation's busiest vehicle handling ports, moving more than 665,000 units in FY2018.
The growth in general cargo volumes fueled another record for the port: nearly 10.5 million tons of cargo moved through JAXPORT last year, up 12 percent over 2017, which was also a record year for cargo tonnage.
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