MSC’s Florida Gulf Feeder service makes inaugural call at JAXPORT


Mediterranean Shipping Company’s (MSC) Florida Gulf Feeder service has announced that its container vessel Reet II has made its inaugural call to the Jacksonville Port Authority (JAXPORT).

The Florida Gulf Feeder service, which made its first call on 26 April, will call the SSA Jacksonville Container Terminal (JCT) at JAXPORT’s Blount Island Marine Terminal bi-weekly.

The service connects Jacksonville to major transshipment hubs in the Dominican Republic and The Bahamas.

The port rotation will be the following: Freeport, Bahamas – Rio Haina and Caucedo, Dominican Republic – Fort Lauderdale, Fla. – Jacksonville.

“We are thrilled that MSC, one of the world’s largest ocean carriers, continues to grow its capacity through Jacksonville,” said Joyssy Woody, JAXPORT Director of Ocean Carrier Development.

“The Florida Gulf Feeder service provides cargo customers a new option to take advantage of Jacksonville’s efficiencies, including our uncongested berths, and helps meet the growing demand for container capacity into the Southeast US”.

JAXPORT presented a plaque to the crew of the container ship MSC Reet II to recognise the ship’s maiden voyage

Florida Gulf Feeder is MSC’s fourth service at JAXPORT, complementing the company’s existing connections between Jacksonville and Freeport through its Canada Gulf Bridge and Bahamas Express services.

Earlier this month, MSC’s can Baltic service started calling at the Port of Philadelphia (PhilaPort).

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