JAXPORT Continues Automotive Growth
JAXPORT’s recent ranking as a top 10 fastest-growing U.S. exporting port by the Journal of Commerce shows how continued development is increasing the port’s competitiveness. JAXPORT is listed as the eighth fastest-growing port when it comes to shipping goods out of the country. JAXPORT consistently ranks as the No. 1 port for vehicle exports in the nation, exporting more than 326,000 vehicles last year.
Jacksonville is also one of the nation’s busiest ports for total vehicle handling and continues to grow imports. Porsche Cars North America, Inc. (PCNA) recently announced that it has selected JAXPORT as its port of entry for new Porsche vehicles bound for dealers in the Southeastern United States.
This announcement aligns with Volkswagen Group of America’s announcement in February regarding the move of their import facility for cars and SUVs and their Southeast U.S. distribution operations to Jacksonville. Porsche vehicles travel on the same vessels as Audi, Bentley, and Volkswagen vehicles bound for the region.
“We are grateful for Porsche’s confidence in us and we are proud of the work done by our tenants, partners and employees,” said JAXPORT CEO Brian Taylor. “All of us at JAXPORT are dedicated to reinforcing our reputation for vehicle-handling each and every day and announcements like this are the reward for our continued commitment to excellence.”
Learn more about JAXPORT’s vehicle handling excellence at JAXPORT.com/autos.