JAXPORT welcomes first ZIM containership

Ten of the top 11 global carriers now offer service through the Florida port.

JAXPORT welcomes first ZIM containership

Ten of the top 11 global carriers now offer service through the Florida port.

JAXPORT welcomes first ZIM containership

Ten of the top 11 global carriers now offer service through the Florida port.

 
   The Jacksonville Port Authority (JAXPORT) recently welcomed ZIM’s 10,070-TEU Tianjin containership on her maiden call to the Florida port’s Blount Island Marine Terminal.
   With the addition of ZIM, 10 of the world’s top 11 global carriers now offer service through the port.
   The new service to Jacksonville is part of ZIM’s Asia-to-North America offerings through an agreement with the 2M Alliance. The shipping line now offers direct service from Jacksonville to Kingston, Jamaica; Xingang, Qingdao, Shanghai and Ningbo, China; and Busan, South Korea.
   Kristen DeMarco, JAXPORT chief commercial officer, said the ZIM call was “a milestone in the overall evolution of the port. Ocean carriers are not waiting for the deepening project to be complete. They are investing in Jacksonville now, and northeast Florida’s economy will benefit.”
   The deepening of Jacksonville’s shipping channel to 47 feet to accommodate the largest ships calling the U.S. East Coast is well under way. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers recently awarded the contract for the second phase of the project as work continues on phase one.

Our goal as always is to be sure that river is not the silent ‘R’ in transportation and that policymakers don’t just focus on roads, rail and runways.

The Port of Savannah is called by 39 liner services that directly connect it to regions outside North America, 16 of which call Asia, according to BlueWater Reporting's Port Dashboard tool.

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