Jacksonville Port Readiness Committee Signs Agreement

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Members of the Jacksonville Port Readiness Committee will put its commitment to maintaining optimal military and commercial port readiness for the Port of Jacksonville in writing at Naval Station Mayport, Fla., Thursday at 9:30 a.m.

The Coast Guard Captain of the Port along with representatives from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Transportation Security Administration, U.S. Maritime Administration, Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command, U.S. Navy Sealift and Logistics Command, and the U.S. Marine Corps have a responsibility to support the movement of military forces and supplies through the port in peacetime and during national emergencies. The representatives will sign the third written agreement or memorandum of agreement outlining their responsibilities.

The U.S. Marine Corps Blount Island command will be the newest addition to the group.

The Port of Jacksonville is one of 13 commercial strategic seaports and three continental U.S. military ports promoted by the National Port Readiness Network. The port of Jacksonville meets the criteria due to its deep-draft harbor channels, modern facilities and other features.

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