The Port of Jacksonville Authority (Jaxport) has set a record for monthly container volume traffic in May 2021 with a 37% year-on-year (YoY) jump in TEU.
In a statement, Jaxport said it handled 128,900 TEU in May 2021 and beat the previous monthly record of 123,700 TEU set in October 2019.
Additionally, it said it has handled almost 950,000 TEU in Fiscal Year 2021 (FY2021), an increase of 15% year-to-date.
The Port’s year-to-date traffic at its two largest trade lanes for containers – Puerto Rico and Asia – grew 19% and 18% respectively.
Berth enhancements to enable Jaxport to simultaneously handle two post-Panamax ships will be completed in coordination with the deepening project, and $72 million in improvements are currently underway to enable Blount Island to accommodate more containers.
Eric Green, Jaxport CEO, said, “The investments that we’re making in our port facilities ensure that we can continue to provide the efficient service our customers have come to expect from Jacksonville.
“Jaxport has developed a reputation in the marketplace for our ability to get vessels in and out of port quickly, a position we are proud to have maintained throughout the supply chain challenges that have impacted our industry over the last 18 months.”