Florida legislators present JAXPORT with US$30 million check

Florida legislators present JAXPORT with US$30 million check

August 29, 2023

Florida Legislators presented JAXPORT with a US$30 million check during the port’s monthly Board of Directors meeting. The funding will be used to purchase two new container cranes for the port’s Blount Island Marine Terminal.

More specifically, the funds were appropriated by the Florida Legislature during this past legislative session under the leadership of House Speaker Paul Renner and Senate President Kathleen Passidomo with support from the Duval Legislative Delegation.

The new cranes will increase JAXPORT’s cargo handling efficiencies, allowing more cargo to move through the port.

As cargo-handling infrastructure expands, it ensures JAXPORT can continue to meet the growing cargo volume needs of Florida businesses and consumers and build on our position as a global gateway in the Southeast U.S.

“We are grateful to Governor Ron DeSantis, Speaker Paul Renner, and the entire Florida Legislature for their continued investment in our state’s ports and the jobs, economic impact, and supply chain security we create for the people of Florida,” said JAXPORT CEO Eric Green.

Now that the funding is secured, JAXPORT is in the process of procuring the new cranes, according to JAXPORT.

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