Jacksonville Port Authority rose 16% year-over-year to 114,747 total TEUs in September, as a result of additional services added to the port.
"The primary drivers of the growth are the addition of two new European container services (MSC and Ellerman City Liners), as well as the additional capacity created by the upsizing of vessels on the EC5 Asian service," a spokesperson told Supply Chain Dive. “In addition to these growth areas, our other trade lanes have also remained consistent.”
Compared to last month, Jaxport’s September volumes were down only slightly — by less than 400 TEUs. However, compared to the same month in 2019, volumes were up by double digits.
The East Coast port is one of the few top U.S. ports — along with the Port of Los Angeles, Port of Long Beach and The Northwest Seaport Alliance — that have so far reported a YoY rise in September cargo volumes.
Cargo volumes by the numbers
Correction: A previous version of this story misstated which coast Jacksonville’s port is on.