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Video: JAXPORT’s growth supports local maritime professional’s family, creativity

January 10, 2018

Captain Chris Mons, a 10-year veteran of the St. Johns Bar Pilot Association, spends most of his days helping big cargo ships navigate safely through the Port of Jacksonville.

For Capt. Mons the work is much more than a job though, it’s a passion. He shares his passion by posting behind-the-scenes images of port operations for friends, family and other followers to enjoy.

In this new video, Capt. Mons talks about how he’s watched the ships calling Jacksonville grow in size and why harbor deepening will keep Northeast Florida flourishing as a hub for global trade.

The project to deepen the Jacksonville shipping channel to accommodate more cargo aboard the largest ships is set to begin construction in early 2018.

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Download high-res images taken by Capt. Mons.