The Port of Jacksonville said $12.4 million has been spent over the past
18 months improving the heavy lift cargo berth at JAXPORT’s Blount
Island Marine Terminal.
The dock is now one of the nation’s highest weight-bearing-capacity docks.
JAXPORT said the recently completed infrastructure project more than doubled to 1,800 pounds-per-square-foot the capability of JAXPORT’s Berth 31 and increased the its pounds-per-axle rating, or "kips," to 78.
"We will be exporting power equipment, locomotives and other American-made products from our newly rebuilt Berth 31," said Roy Schleicher, JAXPORT’s executive vice president and chief commercial officer. "With the port’s premiere location, excellent rail service, skilled labor force and enhanced facilities, we look forward to taking on more heavy lift opportunities and further building our already substantial reputation in the project cargo arena."