JACKSONVILLE, FL. (May 23, 2022) – Federal, state, and local leaders joined U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District and the JAXPORT team to celebrate at a ribbon cutting ceremony that marked the completion of the Jacksonville Harbor Deepening project through JAXPORT’s Blount Island terminal.
The project deepened the federal shipping channel from 40 to 47 feet, providing the channel depth needed for larger container ships to call on City of Jacksonville, Florida - Government from destinations worldwide. A deeper harbor also allows ships currently calling Jacksonville to carry more cargo on board. (USACE photo by Mark Rankin)