Jacksonville Port Authority (JAXPORT) Chairman Jamie Shelton and Chief Executive Officer Eric Green will unveil JAXPORT’s new Strategic Master Plan during the port’s first-ever virtual State of the Port address on Tuesday, February 23.

Developed using in-depth assessments of industry trends and forecasts, the plan will serve as JAXPORT’s roadmap to success for the next five years and outlines the port’s top business goals and the strategies to achieve them.

Port leadership will also provide an update on JAXPORT’s major growth projects, including the federal project to deepen the Jacksonville shipping channel to 47 feet from its current depth of 40 feet. Deepening through Blount Island is fully funded and anticipated to be complete in 2022, three years ahead of its original schedule.

In addition, JAXUSA Partnership President Aundra Wallace and JAXPORT’s Director and General Manager of Business Development Robert Peek will explore how industry trends, including the rise of ecommerce, are creating new opportunities for JAXPORT and the State of Florida.

“As we continue to make significant progress on our major growth initiatives, we are working closely with our economic development partners to maximize the dollars invested in our port and attract new business to Northeast Florida,” said Chairman Shelton. “Our updated strategic plan ensures we can build on our role as a global leader in diversified trade while bringing more jobs to our community.”