Patriot Ports has extensive experience in the handling of containerized cargo, breakbulk, bulk, RoRo, LoLo, heavy lift, and out of gauge cargoes.  Performing the loading and unloading of both temperature-sensitive and ambient cargoes on ocean going vessels, Patriot Ports also provides the complete range of services required for international trade.



Patriot Ports boasts a reputation as an industry leader for handling over-dimensional and unusual cargo. The location at Blount Island in Jacksonville, Florida features the heaviest dock along the East Coast at 1800lbs per square foot or 78 kips. Our management team and operations staff includes several certified master riggers with decades of combined experience. In addition to our extensive fleet of container handling equipment, we have an ample supply of rigging and stevedoring gear. In the event we do not have the gear needed for your heavy lift project, and cannot easily find it on the open market, we will fabricate our own spreaders and lifting gear to meet your requirements. Patriot Ports has worked with all the major international shippers of project and heavy lift cargoes and can assist with inland transportation as well.


We pride ourselves on consistently providing efficient and safe container operations, while maintaining LoLo (lift-on/lift-off) production rates among the highest in the region. Over the years, we have accumulated a fleet of dedicated container handling equipment, which is kept in the best working condition by our staff of in-house power equipment mechanics. Our equipment and stevedoring personnel are fully trained to handle both automatic and semi-automatic twist-locks and associated vessels. Time-savings techniques are used when possible to ensure the least amount of time in port, thus minimizing pass-through costs to our customers, as well as helping to keep the cargo moving.


There is no type of cargo, nor style of vessel, that Patriot Ports cannot handle. Our customers have entrusted our expertise to load and unload every type of cargo they ship, from live animals to Presidential helicopters, on a wide variety of vessel types, even including submarines. We treat every piece of cargo with the highest degree of care, as our priority is to deliver first class service to every customer.


Patriot Ports presently handles weekly RoRo (roll-on/roll-off) vessels that demand single day load and discharge operations with high value cargoes. High volume and efficiently choreographed RoRo operations is a cornerstone of the business for several of our regular customers, so we are proud to offer the versatility of operating RoRo, LoLo, or both, in a single vessel operation. Successful completion of the vessels relies on highly skilled labor combined with efficient operational plans that allow for any and all contingencies.


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