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New rowing dock for local students moves through JAXPORT

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June 20, 2017

Stanton River Bank Rowing (SRB), a Jacksonville-based community rowing program, recently imported a portable rowing dock from Asia through JAXPORT’s Blount Island Marine Terminal. The floating dock is used for training rowers and to support competitions held in various locations along the St. Johns River.

SRB, which is open to all middle and high school students in Northeast Florida, purchased the new dock to provide a safer and easier way for students to launch their rowing shells.

The dock components were manufactured in China and shipped to Jacksonville inside a shipping container. Customs broker Dixon, Smith & Associates arranged the transport of the container to the SRB facility in Arlington.

Chris Register, SRB Director of Rowing, praised the ease and efficiency of doing business with JAXPORT saying, “Within 12 hours of the container’s arrival in Jacksonville, our new dock was here on our site.”

JAXPORT offers worldwide cargo service from more than 40 ocean carriers, including direct service to Asia, Europe, Africa, South America, the Caribbean and other key markets.

Asian trade continues to be the fastest growing segment of JAXPORT’s container cargo business, achieving double digit growth during the first six months of fiscal year 2017. Read more.

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