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Container Ports

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The Jacksonville Port Authority (JAXPORT) set a new port record on March 18 with the arrival of the

ZIM vessel Cape Sounio, the largest container ship to ever call Jacksonville, at 11,000 TEUs.

Credit: JAXPORT accelerate in advance of the completion of a $392 million project Project will provide a 45-foot shipping channel through Philadel- to deepen the port’s primary channel and the implementation of phia, allowing vessels as large as 14,500 TEUs to call at the port. a $300 million capital improvement project. PhilaPort has seen That deepening project is timed perfectly with the arrival of new a 166 percent container growth in the past decade and in 2018 Post-Panamax cranes, bringing the total operational cranes on the handled a record 600,000 TEU. terminal to six (a seventh will arrive in August).

David Whene, president of Greenwich Terminals, operator of

Rick Eyerdam

The Author the Packer Avenue Marine Terminal, said, “With ship productiv- is an award winning journalist and editor. Formerly, he was ity as high as 140 gross moves per hour, turn-times of under 40

Editor of Florida Shipper Magazine. Additionally, he was

Executive Director of the Miami River Marine Group and minutes, and an abundance of available chassis, Packer Avenue

Captain of the Port of the Miami River. He is a graduate of offers carriers unparalleled ef?ciency in reaching the Mid-Atlan-

Florida State University with majors in English and Govern- tic region and beyond.” ment. His articles have appeared in myriad shipping maga- zines and newspapers since 1970.

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