An exceptional intermodal infrastructure makes Jacksonville a choice location for businesses dependent on logistics to get the job done. Access to three major interstates and highways, three railways (CSX, Norfolk Southern and Florida East Coast), an international airport and deepwater port with three marine terminals makes Jacksonville a transportation hub and the gateway to Florida and the Southeastern United States. Efficient utilities and state-of-the-art telecommunication infrastructure make Jacksonville a smart choice of business. On this page you will find information on port, rail, air and roadways in Jacksonville.
The 1,400-acre Port of Jacksonville (JAXPORT), is comprised of three marine terminals: Talleyrand, Blount Island and Dames Point, all situated along the St. Johns River. JAXPORT, which is served by two dozen shipping lines, accommodates a diverse range of cargo including containerized, break bulk, bulk and roll-on/roll-off. Throughout the JAXPORT facilities there are 18 container cranes, on-dock rail, advanced intermodal yards and numerous warehouses (including refrigerated).
Continuous dredging improvements are in progress to increase the port's main channel to 40 feet throughout its entire length from the Atlantic Ocean to Talleyrand terminal. Mitsui O.S.K. has completed its 160-acre, $200 million facility at the Dames Point terminal, allowing Jacksonville to have direct Asian container ship service and new post-panamax cranes.
International trade is big business at JAXPORT, where companies can take advantage of Foreign Trade Zone #64 (ranked third in the world by FDi
Magazine) and save money on tariffs and duties. JAXPORT's top trading partners include Asia, Brazil, Argentina, Russia, Colombia, Canada and Bahamas. In addition, JAXPORT also handles 85 percent of all U.S. trade with Puerto Rico.
The largest railroad east of the Mississippi, it reaches more than 70 river, ocean and lake ports, as well as more than 200 short line railroads. It also provides on-dock rail service at JAXPORT. In Jacksonville CSX has greater connectivity than any other city in Florida with two major CSX rail yards, two TDSI auto distribution terminals, a CSX Transflo bulk transfer terminal and a CSX intermodal terminal.
Provides Jacksonville with rail service to 21,200 route miles in 22 eastern states, the District of Columbia and Ontario, Canada, serves all major eastern ports and connects with rail partners in the West and. http://www.norfolksouthern.com/
Florida East Coast Railway
A Class II regional freight railroad and an affiliate of RailAmerica- one of the nation's leading short-line and regional railroad operators- that extends along a 351-mile corridor between Jacksonville and Miami, with exclusive rail access to the Port of Palm Beach, Port Everglades (Ft. Lauderdale) and the Port of Miami. It operates Bowden Yard intermodal facility in Jacksonville to connect the CSX and Norfolk Southern railroads.
Jacksonville International Airport (JAX)
Several major airlines and a network of regional carriers provide some 200 daily arrivals and departures at JAX. Approximately six million passengers enjoy traveling through Jacksonville International Airport each year. JAX has recently completed a $25.5 million dollar expansion of its full service terminal to enhance the traveler's experience. The airport is also home to general aviation and cargo services and features 10,000-foot and 7,700-foot runways. JAX was recently rated the best airport in North America for customer service in a survey commissioned by the Airports Council International-North America.
Cecil Airport provides an effective base of operations for corporate aircraft, general aviation, air cargo and National Guard and Reserve aviation. The airport has four, 200-foot wide runways, one of which measures 12,500 feet in length - the third longest runway in Florida.
Herlong Recreational Airport
A home of Jacksonville’s aviation enthusiasts since the 1960s, Herlong Recreational Airport (HEG) is Northeast Florida’s primary location for light sport aircraft, skydiving, gliders and other experimental aircraft. In 2001 Herlong was awarded the Florida Department of Transportation's General Aviation Airport of the Year award. The airport property covers approximately 1,463 acres of land, is home to approximately 180 based aircraft and features 3,500-foot and 4,000-foot runways.
Jacksonville Executive at Craig Airport (CRG)
In Jacksonville, only one airport is conveniently located mere minutes from key travel destinations such as the city’s core business district, the beaches and sporting venues: Jacksonville Executive at Craig Airport (CRG). Jacksonville Executive (CRG) has two 4,000-foot runways.
Jacksonville's superior network of interstates and major highways is one of the reasons that supply chain logistics companies find the city so appealing. Jacksonville is where I-10 begins and stretches all the way to California. I-95 also runs through Jacksonville and provides access to the entire east coast of the United States. Via I-10, I-75, which stretches through America's heartland, is just minutes to the west. US301, US1, US17 and US90 also provide excellent access to the nation's roadway infrastructure.
As part of the progressive Better Jacksonville Plan, Jacksonville is investing more than $1.5 billion on roadway infrastructure throughout the city. The Jacksonville Transportation Authority has invested approximately $80 million and the Florida Department of Transportation has invested more than $484 million in current Jacksonville roadway projects.
For more information on major road improvements in Jacksonville visit: http://www.northfloridaroads.com/