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2 large container cranes to move up St. Johns River

Cranes will move from Blount Island to Talleyrand

Two large container cranes moved from Blount Island to Talleyrand Sunday
Two large container cranes moved from Blount Island to Talleyrand Sunday

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – It should be quite the sight Sunday afternoon as two large container cranes travel by barge up the St. Johns River from JAXPORT’s Blount Island Marine Terminal on the Northside to the port’s Talleyrand Marine Terminal near downtown.

The cranes are being permanently relocated to service Crowley Maritime Corporation’s new LNG-powered vessels, which will be based at Talleyrand.

The repositioning of the cranes is part of JAXPORT's plan to maximize the use of each public seaport terminal and its assets to generate the biggest returns for the community.

The vessel carrying the cranes will leave Blount Island at about 4 p.m., and the trip will take about four hours.

The cranes will pass beneath the Dames Point Bridge shortly after departing Blount Island. They’ll be visible from various spots along the river, including the public access area at Reddie Point Preserve at 4499 Yachtsman Way.