Newest U.S.-flagged Pure Car and Truck Carrier calls JAXPORT
JAXPORT recently welcomed Liberty Passion, the nation’s newest U.S.-flagged pure car and truck carrier (PCTC), to Blount Island Marine Terminal during the vessel’s maiden voyage. PCTCs are designed to accommodate all types of vehicles, from completed passenger cars to construction machinery.
The 6,450-car-capacity Liberty Passion, operated by Liberty Global Logistics of Lake Success, New York, loaded military and commercial cargo at Blount Island and other U.S. ports for delivery to the Mediterranean and Middle East before continuing to the Far East. Liberty Passion is the latest addition to Liberty’s expanded roll-on, roll-off fleet which the company says will enhance its ability to serve government and commercial customers.
JAXPORT is one of 17 U.S. Strategic Seaports on-call to move military cargo for national defense, foreign humanitarian assistance and disaster relief, and the only port in Florida with this designation.
Jacksonville is one of the nation’s busiest ports for total vehicle handling. In 2016, JAXPORT moved more than 652,000 vehicles.