Project Description

Project Details

Description Transportation
Intermodal/Freight Rail
Location Duval, Clay, St. Johns, and Nassau Counties, FL
Client/Owner North Florida Transportation Planning Organization and the Jacksonville Port Authority


James W. Hullett, Jr.
Intermodal/Freight Rail

Jacksonville Port Terminals Multimodal Impact Study

The Jacksonville Port Authority (JAXPORT) and Mitsui OSK Lines (MOL) signed a long-term lease agreement in 2005 for the development of a new marine container terminal on a 158-acre site off Heckscher Drive at the port’s Dames Point location. The new Mitsui terminal, operated by TraPac, was expected to handle significant increases of container volume over time.

In 2007, the North Florida Transportation Planning Organization (TPO) and JAXPORT partnered and selected RS&H to evaluate the multimodal impact of container traffic on the region’s Strategic Intermodal System (SIS) facilities, as well as study the feasibility of constructing a near dock intermodal rail terminal. The study involved data collection and mapping, data analysis and multimodal impact assessment, and recommendations. As a part of the study, we also projected the growth of JAXPORT’s container volume, developed a container routing methodology for the projected containers, and performed a highway corridor assessment and feasibility assessment of a near dock intermodal rail terminal.