Tag: JaxPort
Alva Striplin is stepping down for a gig at Florida State. Screenshot via PBS.

Peter SchorschApril 13, 2016

U.S. Rep. Ander Crenshaw, a Jacksonville Republican, will not be running for re-election in November. “After a great deal of reflection, I have decided not to seek re-election this fall,” Crenshaw said. “Representing the Congressional District where my family has lived for four generations has been a tremendous privilege. I am proud of the work […]

Melissa RossNovember 3, 2015

Airline passengers in Naples took their first direct flight in decades to Havana on Monday. It’s just the latest example of a Florida city jumping on opportunities to do business in Cuba. The fast-changing relationship between the U.S. and the Communist island nation follows up on December’s announcement by President Barack Obama and Cuban President […]

A.G. GancarskiOctober 16, 2015

According to Allen Fore, the VP for public affairs at Kinder Morgan, the planned Palmetto Pipeline project, which would bring refined petroleum south through Savannah to Jacksonville, is potentially an important component for Jacksonville becoming an “energy hub.” Fore talked to FloridaPolitics.com about the project on Friday morning at the Florida Energy Summit, touching on a variety […]

A.G. GancarskiOctober 7, 2015

Local and state legislators in Jacksonville and Northeast Florida see deepening the JaxPort channel as a priority. However, the gap between what’s in the budget and what’s needed is significant, though apparently not prohibitive. The Florida Department of Transportation has budgeted money for the project. About $10 million has been set aside, and the state […]

Ryan RaySeptember 16, 2015

Gov. Rick Scott on Wednesday announced that recent growth in Florida’s four largest ports has catapulted them further into national prominence. Scott cited a recent report by the Journal of Commerce on the ten fastest-growing ports in the nation for overall volume of imports and exports, which placed PortMiami and Port of Palm Beach tied for No. 2 […]

A.G. GancarskiSeptember 1, 2015

Of all of his legislative accomplishments, State Rep. Lake Ray takes as much pride in his work for JAXPORT and Florida ports in general as any of them. He is an evangelist for bringing JAXPORT into alignment with the requirements that today’s shipping companies have: It’s important for the port itself, for manufacturing, for jobs, […]

Melissa RossApril 20, 2015

The first liquefied natural gas-powered container ship of its kind will port in Jacksonville. TOTE Inc.’s Isla Bella will enter service in this fall between Jacksonville and San Juan, Puerto Rico, according to a news release from JAXPORT. “Ports and regions that embrace the LNG opportunities before us stand to gain the most in terms of jobs, […]

A.G. GancarskiDecember 22, 2014

As Jacksonville Mulls Port Expansion, Cuba Becomes Significant Last week, the Jacksonville/Northeast Florida Metropolitan Region released an export market assessment, which it characterized as a “critical step in the development of a regional export strategy”, which is part of the region’s participation in the Global Cities Initiative, a collaboration between JPMorgan Chase and the Brookings […]


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