JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Highly trained dockworkers recently moved a nearly 331,000-pound diesel-powered generator through JAXPORT’s heavy lift and specialty cargo berth at Blount Island Marine Terminal, the nation’s highest capacity weight-bearing dock. The equipment is valued at approximately $3 million and will be used to generate power for a Florida hospital.
The 42.5-foot-long generator arrived at JAXPORT aboard the Spliethoff general cargo vessel Spaarnegracht from Rauma, Finland. Freight forwarder UTC Overseas, Inc., oversaw the move as skilled master riggers with stevedoring company Portus transferred the cargo from the ship to a dockside 8-axle railcar.
The use of Blount Island’s on-dock rail facilities provided the most efficient access to the generator’s ultimate destination in Tallahassee, Fla.
The heavy lift cargo berth at JAXPORT’s Blount Island Marine Terminal offers up to 1,800 pounds per square foot of load capacity with rail capability up to 78 kips per axle for heavy cargo. JAXPORT also has the highest and widest cargo clearance available for port access by rail on CSX’s national system: 20 feet high and 13 feet wide. The port offers worldwide cargo service, including direct service with Asia, Africa, the Middle East, Europe, South America, the Caribbean and other key markets.