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Shipping Cars To or From Port of Jacksonville

Any list of major sea ports on the East Coast wouldn’t be complete without mentioning the newest kid on the block; the Port of Jacksonville nicknamed Jaxport. It is an international sea port on the St. Johns River in Jacksonville city, Florida. The port is one of the busiest in the East Coast, with an overall draft depth of 40 feet, making it ideal for heavy tonnage cargo ship; a plus for our international car shipping transport services.

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Cost & Time To Ship Your Car Examples

Shipping To/FromCostDistanceEstimated Time In Transit
Tampa to Port of Jacksonville209$209 miles2-4 days
Port of Jacksonville to Columbus604$805 miles3-5 days
New York to Port of Jacksonville703$937 miles3-5 days
Port of Jacksonville to Austin626$1044 miles4-6 days
New Orleans to Port of Albany645$1075 miles4-6 days
Port of Jacksonville to San Antonio646$1076 miles4-6 days
Port of Jacksonville to Phoenix1028$2055 miles6-8 days
Portland to Port of Jacksonville1179$2948 miles7-9 days

*Prices and times are estimated. They can vary depending on the season and what type of vehicle you are shipping.

Management

The port is run by an authority from which it gets its nickname from; the Jacksonville Port Authority, in short, JAXPORT. The body has been manning and managing the port since 1963, overseeing its operations which mainly involves car trading. The port handles well over 21 million tons of cargo per year, grossing in heavy income to the Jacksonville Metropolitan Area.

Statistics

It is the second largest vehicle cargo-handler in the United States, shipping in averagely 656,805 vehicles, the figure being the lowest it has shipped since the year 2008. The relatively young age of the port does not, however, limit it on its vastness. It is the 36th port in USA in ranking by total trade figures of overall shipments done both domestically and internationally through imports and exports. The numbers back up its dominance in shipping cars to or from Port of Jacksonville.


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The perks of JAXPORT

This Port in Florida offers a conducive environment for shipping cars to and from the United States through. It has three separate cargo facilities, offering a vast area for shipping cars to or from Port of Jacksonville. They include Dames Point, Talleyrand, and Blount Island.

Dames Point

This is the newest facility at the Port of Jacksonville, measuring a massive 600-acre in area. This cargo facility is mostly dedicated to containerized car shipping services. However, a great acreage of this cargo facility is exclusively used as a bulk storage space for the containers awaiting shipment.

Talleyrand

The Talleyrand Marine Terminal is located only 21 nautical miles from the Atlantic, making it the 2nd shortest direct route to the ocean along the entire port. It is the oldest of the three cargo facilities that the Port of Jacksonville prides itself in owning.  This terminal is equipped with on-dock rail service, a transit shed, and six container cranes that allow it to handle large shipment of cargo. In regards to car shipping, this terminal handles both roll-on/roll-off and containerized car shipments. It also has a 500,000 square feet warehouse to store vehicles delivered under or awaiting Ro-Ro shipping.

Blount Island

This JAXPORT terminal is only 9 nautical miles from the Atlantic Ocean, making it the shortest route for ships sailing from the Atlantic.  It is one of the largest vehicle shipping centers in the US and the major cargo facility of the Port of Jacksonville. It is the largest container facility occupying an impressive area of 754 acres. It also comfortably handles Ro/Ro car shipping, making it the main cargo facility we use for shipping cars to or from Port of Jacksonville.

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Joe Webster

Written by Joe Webster

Joe Webster began his journey in the auto transport field by attending the University of Southern California (USC), where he graduated with a Bachelor of Business Marketing.

After college, he started his career in the auto transport industry from the bottom up and has done virtually every job there is to do at A-1 Auto Transport, including but not limited to: Truck Driver, Dispatch, Sales, PR, Bookkeeping, Transport Planner, Transport Manager, International Transport Manager, Brokering, Customer Service, and Marketing. Working with his mentor Tony Taylor, Joe Webster has learned the ins and outs of this industry which is largely misunderstood.

With over 30 years experience in the industry, we've been helping people ship their vehicles, motorcycles, RV's, heavy equipment, household goods and more across the country or overseas without a hitch. Ask us anything.

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