News Article | 11/17/2010

Jaxport volume up 10pc

A record number of containers moved across Jacksonville docks in 2010 marking its second year high, up 10 per cent year on year to 846,580-TEU.


The volumes were attributed to a record number of ships at 1,947 to the end of September, and its retention of its title as the second busiest vehicle handling port in the US at 519,000 vehicles.

According to port authority of Jaxport, its six per cent revenue increase to US$51.2 million compared to year previous high of $48.4 million, reports Arlington, Virginia-based Transport Topics.


Tonnage highs reached 8.1 million tons. Breakbulk cargo of steel and paper remained resilient in downturn, increasing 28 per cent to 990,000 tons contrasted by bulk, which dropped 11 per cent to 1.5 million tons.