Brian Taylor

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The first large freighter to pass through the new, larger Panama Canal arrived at JAXPORT Tuesday.

The landing punctuates an ongoing controversy over intentions to deepen Jacksonville’s channel to accommodate modern mega ships.

Policy Matters: JAXPORT CEO Brian Taylor

May 28, 2014
Urban Land Institute North Florida

Following a 30-year maritime career, Brian Taylor became the CEO of the Jacksonville Port Authority on July 29, 2013.

Kevin Meerschaert


New Jaxport CEO Brian Taylor says things are heading in the right direction at the port.

He says he wants to talk to numerous employees, customers and local leaders as he plots Jaxport’s future.

As he establishes a strategic plan, Taylor says he’ll focus on how to expand Jaxport’s operations of cargo and automobile shipping.