Jacksonville, Florida

On Dock Rail

Ceres operates in Jaxport’s Blount Island Marine Terminal, the Port’s largest marine facility and one of the largest vehicle import/export centers in the United States. Our RoRo stevedoring operations handle Roll on/Roll-off cargo, autos, self-propelled vehicles and mafis/trailers with oversized cargo. As one of the most experienced RoRo stevedores in the Port, Ceres operates a RoRo Terminal and handles over 70,000 units of RoRo cargoes per annum at Blount Island.

Ceres Rail Services manages the day-to-day operations as well as the maintenance of JAXPORT’s new $30 million dollar on-dock rail facility, the Intermodal Container Transfer Facility (ICTF). The Intermodal Container Transfer Facility at Dames Point serves JAXPORT’s Northside terminals: The TraPac Container Terminal at Dames Point and the Blount Island Marine Terminal. The direct transfer of containers between vessels and trains speeds up the shipment process and reduces the number of trucks on the road. Rail that connects to CSX’s main line allows for two unit trains each day (one inbound and one outbound) that carry up to 200 containers each. Containers can be transported to and from the adjacent shipping terminals via two truck lanes.