December 4 - The heavy lift cargo berth reconstruction project at Jaxport's Blount Island Marine Terminal in Jacksonville, USA has been completed.

According to the Florida based port operator, the USD12.4 million infrastructure project has doubled berth 31's weight bearing capacity to 1,800 lbs per sq ft and increased its pounds-per-axle rating (KIPS) to 78; it now ranks as one of the USA's highest weight-bearing capacity docks.

Jaxport's executive vice president and chief commercial officer, Roy Schleicher, said the berth will be used to export power equipment and locomotives: "With the port's premiere location, excellent rail service, skilled labor force and enhanced facilities, we look forward to taking on more heavy lift opportunities and further building our already substantial reputation in the project cargo arena."



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