Jaxport Looking for New CEO

JaxportThe Jacksonville Port Authority (JAXPORT) is looking for a new CEO, and a state representative and the current interim CEO both want the job. The position opened last month when the former CEO Paul Anderson left to take the top post at the Tampa Port Authority.

Jaxport is a full-service, international trade seaport in Jacksonville, Florida. It handles containerized cargo, automobiles, recreational boats and construction equipment, dry and liquid bulks, breakbulk commodities, and oversized and specialty cargo.

The facilities owned by Jaxport include dock and wharfs, cranes, a passenger cruise terminal, warehouses, paved open storage areas, and road connections to the public highway system. Their mission is to contribute to the economic growth and vitality of Northeast Florida by fostering and stimulating commerce through the Port of Jacksonville.

Here at Boyer Law Firm, we have assisted clients through the processes of trade, importing and exporting goods, and customs law. If you need help with any of these areas in Jacksonville or other parts of Florida, please contact us today.

Sources: Jacksonville Business Journal ; Jaxport.com


Jacksonville’s Expanding Port is Paying Off

Jacksonville’s Port (JAXPORT) is saying hello to Carnival Cruises and goodbye to Honda, well hello and goodbye, that is.  JAXPORT is going to be the new “departure port” used to send Honda CR-Vs to the “Middle East, Africa, and Puerto Rico.”  The exporting of Hondas from JAXPORT is nothing new, however, as JAXPORT is already used to send Oddyseys, Accords, Pilots, and Crosstours out of the country.  Honda’s CR-Vs are the only new addition to the exports at JAXPORT.
JAXPORT is also now a place where people can leave the country for a short time.  For years, the residents of Duval County and the surrounding areas have had to make their way to Orlando, Miami, or another distant Florida city in order to board a cruise.  JAXPORT and Carnival Cruise Lines are changing that problem.  Carnival Cruise Lines is now offering cruises from Jacksonville to the Bahamas aboard the vessel named “Carnival Fascination.”  What is truly fascinating is that the plans to continue expanding JAXPORT this year already seem to be paying off and increasing Jacksonville’s place among the country’s busy ports.

If you have questions or matters regarding Imports and/or Exports, please call us today.

Information for this article was obtained from www.jaxport.com.

A newly expanded foreign trade zone for Northeast Florida

“JaxPort on Wednesday announced the U.S. Department of Commerce and its Foreign Trade Zone Board approved the port authority’s application for a zone that covers Duval, Nassau, Clay, Baker and Columbia counties.
Deborah Lofberg, who oversees the foreign trade zone for JaxPort stated that “the designation is based on showing an industrial site is served by a solid transportation network that can attract a cluster of businesses that import goods.”

Business located in foreign trade zones can either eliminate or defer the custom duties levied when goods are imported into the U.S. The foreign trade zones are aimed at convincing manufacturers and distributors to put their operations in the U.S. rather than overseas.

Here at Boyer Law Firm we have handled many business cases dealing with imports and exports. This trade zone expansion may benefit or even appeal to many businesses. At Boyer Law Firm we will be happy to help you with any issues you have with your business.  Please contact us if you have any further questions.

Read more at Jacksonville.com: http://jacksonville.com/business/2011-05-11/story/first-coast-businesses-expect-boost-being-foreign-trade-zone?sms_ss=email&at_xt=4dcb684bae77925d%2C0#ixzz1M9V1zykg