JAXPORT sets new record for largest ship to ever call at Jacksonville

The Jacksonville Port Authority (JAXPORT) set a new port record with the arrival of ONE Stork, the largest container ship to ever call at Jacksonville in Florida, USA.

The vessel is operated by Singapore-based shipping company Ocean Network Express (ONE) and has a deadweight tonnage of 14,000 TEU.

ONE Stork will be deployed on THE Alliance’s EC5 service, a container shipping partnership between Hapag-Lloyd, ONE, Yang Ming and HMM.

EC5 service now calls SSA Jacksonville Container Terminal (JCT) on Blount Island to utilize the terminal’s newly deepened 47-foot port, which provides the water draft needed to accommodate larger vessels.

The EC5 port rotation is Laem Chabang (Thailand) – Cai Mep (Vietnam) – Singapore – Colombo (Sri Lanka) – Suez Canal – Halifax (Canada) – New York – Savannah – Jacksonville – Norfolk – Halifax.

Louis Ferrer, Director of East Coast and Gulf Port Operations at ONE, said, “The Port of Jacksonville’s operational capability to accommodate vessels of this size makes JAXPORT a great solution for us.” service and the efficient transit times between Asia and the US Southeast offered through EC5.”

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