JACKSONVILLE, Fla — Big things are on the horizon for the Jacksonville Port Authority, also known as JAXPORT.
Chairman Jamie Shelton and Chief Executive Officer Eric Green unveiled the port’s new 2020-2025 Strategic Master Plan during Tuesday's virtual State of the Port address.
The plan serves as JAXPORT’s roadmap to success over the next five years and focuses on building the port’s cargo business and creating new private-sector jobs.
The 2020-2025 plan includes four key strategies that will lead JAXPORT and Northeast Florida into the future:
- Expand container business
- Expand vehicle capacity and volume
- Expand breakbulk business line
- Acquire additional land in proximity to the port
Other goals outlined include harbor deepening, creating revenue from all property owned and rebuilding the cruise business line.
JAXPORT is Florida’s largest container port complex and one of the nation’s busiest vehicle handling ports.
An economic impact study finds that cargo moving through Jacksonville’s port generates 138,000 jobs in Florida and $31.1 billion in annual economic output for the region and state.