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About Jaxport

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Things I didn't know about http://jaxport.com/

Economic Impact

A porter at the JAXPORT Cruise Terminal helps a family load their luggage. 

JAXPORT's marine facilities provide significant economic benefits to Northeast Florida through direct employment, sales and tax revenue, and through local firms that engage in international trade and travel.

Cruise Industry's Current Economic Impact in Jacksonville
The cruise industry in Jacksonville has created an estimated 400 new jobs and more than $40 million in new annual economic impact for Northeast Florida, according to a 2006 study completed by Martin Associates (see research methodology below). These projections are based on current cruise service commitments to JAXPORT. About 85 percent of this impact is being realized in Duval County, while Nassau, St. Johns and Clay counties also benefit, according to the study.

Passenger and Crew Spending
More than 60 percent of the economic impact from cruise ships comes from passengers, many of whom stay in Jacksonville before or after their cruise. They spend money as tourists at hotels, restaurants, rental car agencies, taxi and car shuttle services, gasoline stations, shopping centers, golf courses and similar attractions. Additionally, each ship has more than 600 crewmembers, many of whom spend money while in port making purchases at area stores, eating at local restaurants, renting cars, taking taxis, and using area services.

Future Cruise Service Impact
Jacksonville's cruise industry could grow to create more than 2,700 jobs for the Jacksonville community and pump $1.5 billion into the local economy over the next 20 years, according to a 2004 study by Orlando-based Fishkind and Associates, Inc. The study states that this impact is contingent upon the Port Authority providing space for two large cruise ships to dock simultaneously in Jacksonville east of the Dames Point Bridge, something that JAXPORT is now reviewing. The jobs would include workers at the terminal handling luggage, customer service, parking and security, as well as jobs generated in the community to support passengers and crew members, such as ground transportation and hospitality. The $1.5 billion would be cumulative over the next 20 years, and primarily include spending from passengers and crew members, particularly for hotels, transportation, parking, restaurants and tourism.

Year Jacksonville Cruise Service Impact
2006 400 local jobs and $40 million annually for the Jacksonville economy
2025 2,799 local jobs and $1.5 billion in new dollars cumulatively from 2005-2025



Port of Jacksonville's Total Annual Economic Impact 50,000 jobs in Northeast Florida are related to port activity


$2.7 billion annually in economic impact

The following items account for $2.7 billion in economic impact in Northeast Florida:


$1.3 billion paid in port wages and salaries

$743 million in business revenue

$239.1 million in local purchases

$119.3 million in state and local taxes

$258 million in customs revenue

Direct and Indirect Impacts

The 50,000 jobs related to Northeast Florida maritime activity include 7,000 direct jobs and 43,000 indirect or induced jobs. Direct jobs include those affected by vessel and cargo activity, such as longshoremen, truck drivers, stevedores, steamship lines, freight forwarders, railroad and warehouse workers, tugboat and towing operators, and workers in related maritime transportation positions. Indirect and induced jobs are those attributed to employment supporting the direct job holders, including workers involved in equipment maintenance, vehicle repair, machine repair, environmental services, legal offices, insurance, retail sales, grocery stores, schools, utilities and hundreds of other area firms.

Research Methodology

This data was compiled as part of a study conducted by Martin Associates, a widely-recognized expert in the evaluation of economic impacts created by maritime activity. The project lead, Dr. John Martin, has managed more than 300 port planning, market and economic impact studies for ports around the world.


Building the port.

The original Jacksonville Port Authority was created by a special act of the Florida Legislature in 1963 to develop, maintain and market Jacksonville's port facilities. Chartered by the state of Florida, the Port Authority was created as a government entity that would operate in a business-like fashion.


The Dames Point Marine Terminal will soon be home to a new container terminal for Mitsui O.S.K. Lines and TRAPAC.

The Dames Point Marine Terminal is JAXPORT's newest marine facility. The terminal fronts on the harbor's 41-foot deep channel.

Dames Point Marine Terminal
P.O. Box 3005
Jacksonville, FL 32206
Phone: (904) 357-3302

Located on more than 585 acres of land owned by JAXPORT, this terminal is only 12 miles from the open sea.

Besides servicing bulk cargoes on 22 acres, JAXPORT and Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd., (MOL), a Tokyo-based logistics and ocean transportation company, are funding construction of a 131-acre container-handling facility, which will include two 1,200-foot berths, six Post-Panamax container cranes, and other infrastructure necessary to accommodate MOL’s operations. Additional phases of the project could expand MOL’s container facility to more than 200 acres, all on JAXPORT-owned property


Cars wait to be processed at Blount Island.

JAXPORT's three marine terminals handled a record-setting 8.7 million tons of cargo in Fiscal Year 2006, including more than 600,000 vehicles - making JAXPORT one of the largest vehicle handling ports in the country.


 Aerial view of the Blount Island Marine Terminal.

Located just nine nautical miles from the Atlantic Ocean, the Blount Island Marine Terminal has 5,280 feet of berthing space on 41 feet of deepwater. Blount Island has an additional 1,350 feet of berthing space on 38 feet of water.

Blount Island Marine Terminal
5945 William Mills St.
Jacksonville, FL 32226
Phone: (904) 357-3302

Click here for directions to the Blount Island Marine Terminal.

This 754-acre terminal is JAXPORT's largest container facility - handling 80 percent of the nearly 700,000 TEUs moved annually through JAXPORT facilities. The terminal dedicates more than 150 acres to container storage, and 240,000 square feet of dockside transit shed to house commodities such as stainless steel, liner board, wood pulp and other cargoes in need of warehousing.

Blount Island also is one of the largest vehicle import-export centers on the East Coast, and the terminal handles recreational boats, tractors, wood pulp, forest products and a variety of general cargoes. The entire terminal is covered under JAXPORT's Foreign Trade Zone No. 64 license and can be activated for qualified users.

To help speed both ships and cargo on their way, JAXPORT deploys nine cranes on the island, including eight container cranes. The efficient movement of cargo is facilitated by the terminal's on-dock rail served directly by CSX Corporation

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at 7:38 pm on Sep 25, 2007

this is everything you need to know about Jaxport!

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