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Welcome to the NEW Port of Fernandina….

- The Port of Fernandina

The Port of Fernandina is Florida’s northernmost port and shares a channel with Georgia. The Port experienced a renaissance in 2018 that continues with the advent of a new terminal operator, Worldwide Terminals Fernandina, LLC, which signed a 35-year agreement with the Ocean Highway and Port Authority last October. Other recent additions include a Liebherr LHM400 mobile harbor crane and three new service lines with G2 Ocean, Spliethoff and SDW Shipping BV service, which connect Sweden and Spain to the West Coast of South America through Fernandina.

The port currently handles paper and forest products exported to the Caribbean, Central and South America by companies such as Barnett Paper, WestRock and Caribbean Forest Carriers, as well as project cargo and containerized cargo. The Port of Fernandina is homeport for Somers Isle Shipping’s containerized service to Bermuda, now in its 33rd year. Imported forest products from Asia and Scandinavia, as well as certain bulk commodities are also handed at the Port of Fernandina.  

Expansion plans call for an additional capital investment of $15 million in the coming years to modernize the port’s facilities, including additional cranes and cargo handling equipment, berth deepening and extension and another on-dock warehouse to better accommodate the port’s customers.  The port currently has 250,000sf of on-port warehouse facilities, over 100,000sf of off-port warehouse facilities and daily on-dock rail service.  A fully-certified Container Freight Station and future Foreign Trade Zone designation completes the menu of offerings at this natural deepwater port. Come see the new Port of Fernandina for yourself!