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Page 24 of 31 THE JOURNAL OF COMMERCE 25 L ocated in Northeast Florida, in the heart of the South Atlantic, Jacksonville Port Authority offers worldwide breakbulk, heavy-lift and project cargo service from dozens of ocean carriers. Situated at the crossroads of the nation's rail and highway network, Jaxport terminals are serviced by Interstate 10, Interstate 95 and Interstate 75, and the city has 36 daily train depar- tures via CSX, Norfolk Southern and Florida East Coast Railway. BREAKBULK CARGO Jaxport has decades of experience handling fertilizer, metals, forest products, perishables and other breakbulk. The port boasts more than 1 million square feet of on-dock warehousing storage and more than 3 million cubic feet of on-dock refriger- ated space, with millions of square feet of additional space located within minutes of port terminals. Jaxport's equal balance of imports and exports provides backhaul opportunities for importers saving money and maximizing transportation costs. HEAVY LIFT AND PROJECT CARGO The recently rebuilt heavy-lift cargo berth at Jaxport's Blount Island Marine Terminal ranks as one of the nation's highest weight-bearing capacity docks, offering up to 1,800 pounds per square foot of load capacity and rail capability up to 78 kips per axle. Jaxport has the high- est and widest cargo clearance available for port access by rail on CSX's national system: 20 feet high and 13 feet wide. Northeast Florida's skilled workforce offers a variety of labor options, including highly trained master riggers specializing in heavy lift and project cargo. INVESTING IN THE FUTURE A wide-ranging effort is underway to enhance infrastructure at Blount Island and Talleyrand terminals. Upgrades to wharves, on-dock rail and terminal pavement areas are under construction. These capital improve- ments — made possible by $100 million in federal and state funds — enable Jaxport to continue to build the port of the future. The Florida Department of Transporta- tion, nationally recognized for its innovative programs, has invested more than $1.2 billion in Jaxport and the region dur- ing the past five years, and has pledged an additional $1 billion to local infrastructure projects. CUSTOMIZED SHIPPING SOLUTIONS Jaxport's dedicated sales team and port partners offer customized shipping solutions tailored to the efficient handling of breakbulk, heavy-lift and project cargo. ■ As the owner of 40,000 acres of property, the Port of Brownsville offers access to 13 cargo docks, 635,000 square feet of covered storage and approximately 3 million square feet of laydown space. Additionally, the port is the grantee and operator of Foreign Trade Zone No. 62 -— ranked in the nation's Top 3 FTZs for export since 2012, and in the Top 25 for imports — providing breakbulk shippers with a further incentive. The Northwest Seaport Alliance has multiple terminals capable of handling breakbulk cargo, Elmaleh said. On a daily basis it is handled at the 20-acre East Blair One Terminal at Tacoma, which also has a backup facility for large shipments of agricultural equipment. EB-1 provides on-dock rail, a 2,000-pounds-per-square- foot heavy-lift pad, and 51 feet of water THE SMART CHOICE FOR BREAKBULK SPECIAL ADVERTISING SECTION OF THE JOURNAL OF COMMERCE

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