Government, Business, Logistics, TCA

Jacksonville Approves $1.5 Million for Bridge Ramp Demolition to Improve Truck Access to Port

Nicole J. Huber/Flickr

It was first about public safety. Then, modernizing city roads. Now Jacksonville, Fla., Mayor Lenny Curry says he wants to demolish the elevated ramp connecting the Hart Bridge to downtown so cargo trucks can better access the port.

Christopher Hong | The Florida Times-Union (Jacksonville, Fla.)
October 25, 2017
Government, Business, Logistics, TCA

JaxPort Names Eric Green CEO


Eric Green walked miles of hallways in Washington and Tallahassee to win support for deepening Jacksonville’s harbor.

David Bauerlein | The Florida Times-Union (Jacksonville, Fla.)
October 12, 2017
Government, Business, Logistics

Power Lines Across River Won’t Short-Circuit Quest for Bigger Ships at Jacksonville Port, Officials Say

Blount Island Mark's Photos/Jaxport

The high-voltage power lines that span Florida's St. Johns River and touch down on Blount Island were installed long before the Jacksonville Port Authority landed business from ocean-crossing cargo ships whose size is growing in leaps and bounds.

David Bauerlein | The Florida Times-Union (Jacksonville, Fla.)
August 4, 2017
Government, Business, Logistics

Former CSX Exec Raises Questions About Jacksonville Port Dredging Project

Jacksonville Port Authority

As Jacksonville, Fla., faces a monumental decision about how to pay for one of the most expensive public works projects in city history, a retired CSX executive has emerged as an unlikely source of do-it-yourself research calling into question the bedrock assumptions the Jacksonville Port Authority uses to justify deepening the St. Johns River.

David Bauerlein | The Florida Times-Union (Jacksonville, Fla.)
June 12, 2017

JaxPort Discussed Asking for $93 Million to $167 Million to Deepen Port

Jacksonville Port Authority

JaxPort officials discussed with city administrators Jacksonville paying between $93 million and $167 million to deepen 13 miles of the St. Johns River to accommodate larger ships with more cargo, according to e-mails former port authority CEO Brian Taylor deleted from his computer during his resignation last month.

Sebastian Kitchen | The Florida Times-Union (Jacksonville, Fla.)
April 10, 2017

New Jacksonville Intermodal Facility Put Through the Paces by Army


A new $30 million cargo facility at the Port of Jacksonville won’t open until later this summer, but trains began pulling in April 10 loaded with military gear.

Sebastian Kitchen and David Bauerlein | The (Jacksonville) Florida Times-Union
April 12, 2016