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|Southeastern Container Port Investment and Competition:
It Takes Much More than Dredging
|Savannah's Garden City Terminal
Jacksonville faces a very large investment decision, and
some very tough competition.
Jaxport is sponsoring a dredging project that would deepen the harbor
from 40 feet to 47 feet. The hope is that the port will grow it's container
business to 250% of today's level, mostly by taking container traffic away
from other, already-successful ports.
See my "Jacksonville's Competition for Market Share" video for an
overview of the issues, and the potential costs.
You should know that there is NO formal review of Jaxport's plans
scheduled by any elected branch of Jacksonville's City Government. The
total invested, for both tax dollars and tenant payments, will be over $1
See the "Jacksonville's City Council" page for information that decision
makers need to have. Call your City Council member, if you believe that
there should be a formal review of Jaxport's plans by the City Council,
before dredging begins.