For Full Story: American Journal of Transportation
Article By: AJOT Staff
Highly trained stevedores recently moved state-of-the-art cancer treatment equipment worth $25 million through JAXPORT’s Talleyrand Marine Terminal.
The proton therapy equipment, which was unloaded in three pieces, is en route to the University of Florida Health Proton Therapy Institute in Jacksonville where it will be used to provide an advanced form of radiation treatment. The equipment represents the largest expansion of cancer treatment capabilities in the facility’s history.
The pieces have a combined weight of nearly 200 tons and measure between 12 and 32 feet in length. The shipment arrived at JAXPORT aboard the Spliethoff general cargo vessel Snoekgracht from the Port of Antwerp, Belgium. Freight forwarder ABL DISSACO oversaw the move as skilled master riggers with stevedoring company Patriot Ports transferred the cargo from the ship to specialty multi-axle trailers.
The use of Talleyrand’s facilities provided skilled and experienced labor along with efficient access to the equipment’s ultimate destination in North Jacksonville.
Talleyrand Marine Terminal offers 4,780 linear feet of berth space and on-dock rail facilities with service from Norfolk Southern and CSX rail lines. The terminal is only 25 minutes from Florida East Coast Railroad’s intermodal ramp, and is conveniently located within minutes of interstates I-95 and I-10.