Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics (WWL) has moved the first shipment of all-new 2017 Infiniti QX30 premium active crossovers for distribution in the Southeast US through Jaxport’s Blount Island Marine Terminal.
Approximately 1,000 QX30 vehicles arrived at Jaxport via the MOL vehicle carrier Serenity Ace from Infiniti’s manufacturing facility in Sunderland, England. The vehicles are being processed at WWL’s on-terminal vehicle processing facility at Blount Island before being distributed to dealerships throughout the region.
According to Infiniti, the 208-horsepower QX30 line is powered by a 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder mated to a seven-speed dual clutch automatic transmission, and features advanced safety equipment such as Intelligent Cruise Control, Lane Departure Warning and Traffic Sign Recognition.
“WWL understands the cost pressures vehicle importers/exporters face when delivering their product to market,” said Gary Davis, WWL Vice President, Head of NNA Account Management. “Our long-standing history in automotive logistics, combined with proven expertise in vehicle handling, gives Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics the industry know-how and resources to deliver products from factory to dealership seamlessly.”
“Jacksonville’s convenient location in the heart of the fast growing Southeast US market is just one of the many advantages Jaxport offers our customers,” said Frank Camp, Jaxport Director of Non-Containerised Sales. “Completing all processing on the terminal ensures vehicles are handled as efficiently and cost effectively as possible, adding up to significant supply chain savings.”
Jacksonville is one of the nation’s busiest ports for total vehicle handling. Last year, Jaxport moved nearly 657,000 vehicles.