Who we are
The Jacksonville Marine Transportation Exchange is Jacksonville’s maritime trade organization created to work for the success of its membership and coordinate the safe, secure and environmentally responsible management of the marine transportation system within the port of Jacksonville. JMTX’s goal is to work in partnership with the port stakeholders to make Jacksonville the port of choice.
Somewhat unique as a maritime association, JMTX has been established to provide a stable coordinating structure for port-wide planning, coordination and infrastructure recommendations. JMTX serves as an information clearinghouse for port critical information, provides a forum for stakeholder issues and serves as a stakeholder advocate to local, regional and national agencies.
JMTX has been accepted by the U. S. Coast Guard as the coordinating organization for the port’s official Port Security Committee, and the Harbor Safety Committee. Since 9/11, JMTX has played a major role in coordinating security issues including assessments, intelligence sharing and compliance with security requirements.
JMTX members are dedicated to making safety in marine transportation operations an integral element of the port. In support of this priority, JMTX will:
- Support and actively participate in developing plans for contingency operations in the port including heavy weather and natural disaster.
- Participate in government or agency led risk-analysis programs to assess port-wide impacts of operational plans or structural developments.
- Support member organizations in evaluating and improving their own safety programs.