Supply Chain & Logistics

Jacksonville Port Authority Breaks Ground on New Intermodal Terminal

The Jacksonville Port Authority, Jacksonville, Fla., broke ground on its new JAXPORT Intermodal Container Transfer Facility (ICTF) at the Dames Point Marine Terminal, which will provide on-dock rail service to JAXPORT’s North Jacksonville marine terminals.

The new facility, expected to be operational in late 2015, will complement existing on-dock rail facilities at the Blount Island Marine Terminal, and will further enhance the competitiveness of both Blount Island and the TraPac Container Terminal at Dames Point by facilitating the direct transfer of containers between vessels and trains, speeding up the shipment process and reducing the number of trucks on the road.

“What we are marking here today is one more milestone toward maximizing the benefits of the public assets entrusted to us,” says Joe York, chairman of the JAXPORT board of directors. “We are building on an already outstanding transportation system that supports Florida’s role as a gateway for international trade into and out of the Sunshine State and the Southeast U.S. We are capitalizing on the recognition and investment we receive from our federal government, as a port of importance to the nation’s health and economic well-being.”

“Once up and running, this facility will enhance our ability to generate jobs and prosperity for our fellow citizens,” adds York. “The benefits are clear—faster movement of goods in a supply chain seeking ever more time efficiency, the environmentally friendly vision of fewer trucks on our roads and a clear competitive advantage that JAXPORT and our tenants and customers will market to the world.”

Did you enjoy this article? Click here to subscribe to Refrigerated & Frozen Foods magazine.

You must login or register in order to post a comment.



Image Galleries

OSI, 2014 Refrigerated Foods Processor of the Year

Find out how this global food provider secured a new supply chain global trading platform, opened a new culinary innovation center and continues to keep food safety top of mind.

Read cover story here.
Read plant story here.

7/31/14 12:00 pm EDT

Engaging the Manufacturing Workforce to Drive Business Improvement

AIOE’s Workforce Development Solutions Group will soon release its work product, “The Engagement Framework”. This is a robust resource tool that both CPGs and suppliers should find useful in their organizations. Attendees will learn of the key attributes of Engagement, and cases and lessons learned on how to apply these guiding lessons within your company. The value proposition is fundamental to business success in our industry: business performance, competitive globally, recruitment and retention.

Processors On The Rise...

What aspects of an up-and-coming company are most important for it to become successful in the cold food marketplace?
View Results Poll Archive

Refrigerated and Frozen Foods Magazine


2014 September

Refrigerated & Frozen Foods' September 2014 issue features the six Processors to Watch in 2015 and the Cold Storage Construction Guide.

Table Of Contents Subscribe

The Refrigerated and Frozen Food Store

Cold Packaging Materials Guide

A guide to cold packaging containers and materials.

More Products

Refrigerated & Frozen Foods Delivers

RFF Infographic 133x133Click here to see a snapshot of the many different ways Refrigerated & Frozen Foods delivers business and technology solutions to cold chain professionals.

Buyer's Guide

Visit our Buyer's Guide!

Refrigerated & Frozen Foods offers a Cold Packaging Materials Guide, as well as a Cold Storage Warehouse Guide, the most comprehensive listing of cold storage warehouses.

Visit the Buyer's Guide page today!


facebook_2014 twitter_40px youtube_40pxlinkedin_40px