Caterpillar equipment rolls off ship at JAXPORT

More than 6 million pounds of cargo will be distributed throughout the Southeast.

Caterpillar equipment rolls off ship at JAXPORT

More than 6 million pounds of cargo will be distributed throughout the Southeast.

Caterpillar equipment rolls off ship at JAXPORT

More than 6 million pounds of cargo will be distributed throughout the Southeast.

 
   More than 120 Caterpillar Excavators and related parts recently moved through one of two specialty ro-ro berths at JAXPORT’s Blount Island Marine Terminal.
   The Excavators, each weighing an average of 24 metric tons, totaled more than 6 million pounds of cargo.
   The high and heavy equipment was imported by U.S. flag ocean carrier Liberty Global Logistics, with Hansen Shipping Agency Inc. serving as the freight forwarder.
   The Caterpillars were driven off the ship individually and moved to JAXPORT’s dedicated high and heavy staging area immediately adjacent to the berth.
   The equipment will be loaded onto specialized trailers and transported to Caterpillar distributors through the U.S. Southeast by Hansen Specialized Transportation, the domestic transport division of Hansen Shipping Agency.

I think there certainly has been increased interest in moving vehicles from Mexico to the U.S. by ocean. The challenge today is the cost element. Right now ocean just can’t compete with the rail cost.

Spot container rates from China/East Asia to the U.S. West Coast stood at $1,531 per FEU as of May 10, up 10.6% year-over-year, while rates from China/East Asia to the U.S. East Coast totaled $2,926 per FEU as of May 10, up 22.2% year-over-year, according to the Freightos Baltic Index.

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