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.
To reduce the number of meetings attended by the port stakeholders, JMTX has combined the Harbor Safety and Port Security Committees. A review of our attendance sheets over the past several years indicated the vast majority of stakeholders who attended one meeting also attended the other. This combination also ensures our agendas are packed with the latest safety and security matters that are critical to every stakeholder in the port of Jacksonville.
The JMTX Harbor Safety/Port Security Committee is chaired by Capt. Mike Getchell. The Harbor Safety/Port Security Committee meets Quarterly usually on the second Wednesday of March, June, September, and December. However, please be aware dates are frequently changed due to availability of our venues.
Protection of the operation and infrastructure of the port, commercial vessels and their cargos from terrorist or other criminal activities is a top priority of JMTX. In support of this priority, JMTX will:
- Promote and sponsor an active Committee to bring together Law Enforcement, regulatory agencies and port stakeholders in a mutually beneficial forum for safety/security issues.
- Support members and actively participate in developing port and facility security plans to meet mandated and recommended requirements.
- Sponsor Maritime Domain Awareness infrastructure improvements for the port
Harbor Safety/Port Security Committee to meet Tuesday March 12, 2019
The next meeting of the Harbor Safety/Port Security Committee will be held at 1:30 pm on Tuesday, March 12, 2019. Location: FDLE Conference Center. (21 North Davis St., Jacksonville, FL 32209).
Freight and Trade Committee
The Freight & Trade committee now meets on an Ad Hoc. To receive notices of a meeting and other information critical to the Freight & Trade community, please ensure you have subscribed to our e-mail distribution list and have elected to receive Freight & Trade information. To sign up, visit our Homepage and click “Click Here to Subscribe” in the lower right-hand corner of the page.
The success of our port relies on the efficient landside movement of cargos to and from our port facilities. That movement depends on proper cargo documentation and compliance with import/export and other Federal regulations. The critical port stakeholders who manage these freight and trade issues are an integral part of the Marine Transportation System. The JMTX will provide an open communication and information sharing forum for Custom Broker and Freight Forwarder stakeholders and regulatory agencies. The Committee will seek efficiencies and improvements in the compliant movement of freight.