The Port of Jacksonville, in Florida, is the second-largest U.S. port for vehicle trade, and it’s growing.
The second-largest U.S. port for vehicle trade is close to finishing the first phase of a new auto terminal that will expand its capacity 25 percent.
Port of Jacksonville
- 2017 auto volume: 679,392 (524,999 imported, 154,393 exported; +4.2%)
- Used by: Toyota, VW, Porsche, Honda
The rest of the project will be completed by a private operator under a long-term lease. Spokeswoman Nancy Rubin would not provide further details because the Jacksonville Port Authority is in negotiations with a vehicle services company to develop and operate the terminal.
It will add 100 acres of processing and storage space at Dames Point Marine Terminal, helping the port keep up with demand as population and automotive manufacturing grow in the Southeast.
Last year, JaxPort handled 679,392 vehicles — second only to the Port of Baltimore, which counts vehicles moving through nearby private terminals toward its total.