The port of Jacksonville, with its auto operations located on Blount Island in Northeast Florida, has long been one of the busiest ports for total vehicle handling in the US. With this established footprint, Horizon Terminals, will continue to reach and expand in the southeast market of the US.
The terminal is comprised of 27 acres’ state-of-the-art land just in front of the main PCTC berth on Blount Island. Plans are to continue developing the infrastructure for handling of new and used autos, including equipment and machinery. The terminal has direct rail capability, along with easy access to Interstate 95, 295 and 10.
Per Folkesson, President of Horizon Terminals, said: “this new addition takes us to a substantial level of operations in South-East and Mid-West of the US. This location is in particular important, Jacksonville being one of the largest auto ports in the US and of course where Horizon Terminals is headquartered. The product portfolio we have developed for the US market is comprehensive and with our new terminal system providing cutting-edge technology and customer experience, we represent something different than what’s typically available in the market. Whether it’s a Horizon Terminals or Fast Terminals facility, it’s that unique customer experience and attention to detail we create and that’s possible only with the best motivated people which in the end are our most important assets.”
Current customer base in Jacksonville includes new and used autos, high & heavy equipment and project cargoes. This is the third operating terminal in the US under Horizon Terminals in just over a years’ time. The other terminals are located in Port Everglades, Florida and Freeport, Texas. In total the Company operates seven terminals, including the Fast Terminals locations in the Caribbean and Central America.