Ocean & Air Freight plus Storage Solutions
Jacksonville: Your Gateway to Puerto Rico

Jacksonville is a critical port for domestic ocean freight going to and from Puerto Rico. A speedy three-day southbound transit time, plus terminals in both Jacksonville and Guaynabo, Puerto Rico, mean that we can move your Puerto Rico freight, fast.


Let us add significant ease to your Puerto Rico supply chain. Our experts can arrange for:

  • Air freight
  • Ocean freight
  • Domestic freight, both northbound and southbound
  • Full-container loads (FCL) and less-than-container loads (LCL)
  • Specialty containers, including reefers, flat racks, flatbeds, drop decks, and low boys


We can also assist with international freight solutions straight to Puerto Rico. Just reach out to our team to learn more.


All-in-One Solutions for Jacksonville-Puerto Rico Freight

With access to all modes of transportation, Approved Freight Forwarders can move your freight wherever it needs to go.

No need to juggle multiple providers. We can arrange for ocean freight or air freight, as well as storage and door-to-door pick-up and delivery. We can also assist with Hacienda clearance in Puerto Rico, if the need should arise.

We coordinate the majority of our domestic Puerto Rico freight between our terminals in Jacksonville, Florida and Guaynabo, Puerto Rico . In Jacksonville, we can also offer cost-effective long-term storage solutions that can save you significantly over storing your inventory in Puerto Rico.

Discover more about our Jacksonville-Puerto Rico freight services:

Ocean Freight

  • FCL and LCL
  • Domestic freight in both directions— northbound and southbound
  • International freight
  • Specialty containers, including reefers, flat racks, flatbeds, drop decks, and low boys
  • Door-to-door pickup & delivery available
  • Hacienda clearance assistance, as needed

Air Freight

  • Domestic and international
  • Door-to-door pickup & delivery
  • Hacienda clearance assistance, as needed

Storage & Warehousing Solutions

  • Warehouse in Jacksonville for cost-effective, long-term storage
  • Warehouse in Puerto Rico for fast access to inventory when you need it

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The Port of Jacksonville & Our Terminal

The Port of Jacksonville accounts for more than 85% of the goods shipped between Puerto Rico and the mainland U.S., making it the #1 port for trade between these two destinations.


Our terminal in Jacksonville, Florida acts as the main hub for domestic ocean freight to and from Puerto Rico. In Jacksonville, we also offer storage solutions for those looking for long-term solutions at lower rates than you’ll find on Puerto Rico.


Transit Time from Jacksonville to San Juan – 3 days

Sail Dates from Jacksonville: Tuesday & Friday

Freight Availability:

  • Tuesday sails arrive on Friday – Freight made available Tuesday morning
  • Friday sails arrive on Monday – Freight made available Tuesday morning

In addition to domestic ocean freight, we also handle international ocean freight shipments directly to Puerto Rico. For more information on transit times and schedules, reach out to one of our freight experts.v

Approved Freight Forwarders

9400 Busch Drive North

Jacksonville FL 32218

(866) 935-6201

The Approved Freight
Puerto Rico Team

Our team in Los Angeles, Jacksonville, Florida, and Guaynabo, Puerto Rico coordinate all of our Puerto Rico freight with one goal in mind: delivering a seamless experience for you, from start to finish.

When you move freight with our team, you’ll have one point of contact throughout. No need to coordinate multiple providers. You’ll always know who to call if you have a question or need an update. Plus, our on-the-ground resources in Jacksonville and Puerto Rico allow us to get your freight in your hands—fast. In the rare case of any challenges, we can also step in to create solutions.

Finally, if your needs change—or you want to consider other modes of transportation—our team has a roster of solutions at their fingertips.

FAQ About Jacksonville & Puerto Rico Freight

Does Jacksonville have a port?
Yes. The Port of Jacksonville, also known as JAXPORT, is an international port operated by the Jacksonville Port Authority.

How many ports are in Jacksonville?
The Port of Jacksonville has three terminals located along the St. Johns River: Blount Island Marine Terminal, Dames Point Marine Terminal, and the Talleyrand Marine Terminal.

How large is the Port of Jacksonville?
In 2020, JAXPORT ranked #13 among U.S. water ports by TEU (twenty-foot equivalent units). The port covers 1,500 acres and includes three cargo terminals and two intermodal rail terminals.

Is Jacksonville the biggest port in Florida?

When you look at the total volume of imports, exports, and domestic freight, Jacksonville handles the highest volume of TEU (twenty-foot equivalents) of all the ports in Florida.

In 2020, JAXPORT handled a volume of 1,029,947 TEU. In that same time period, Port Everglades processed 623,677 TEU and PortMiami processed 799,620 TEU.

Is Jacksonville a deep-water port?

Yes. In 2022, JAXPORT celebrated the grand opening of its 47-foot-deep river channel, dredged to accommodate larger container ships. The project was designed to put the Port of Jacksonville on par with PortMiami, which has a 52-ft. channel, and Savannah, which features a 47-ft. channel.

What’s the relationship between the Port of Jacksonville and Puerto Rico?

The Port of Jacksonville handles more than 85% of the sea trade between Puerto Rico and the U.S. mainland, making it the top U.S. port for trade with Puerto Rico. In fact, estimates suggest that more than 800,000 TEU move between Jacksonville and Puerto Rico on an annual basis.

In 2021, JAXPORT and the Puerto Rico Ports Authority (PRPA) signed a 10-year memorandum of understanding. The agreement deepened their long-standing partnership, which began in the 1950s, when freight first began to move between Jacksonville and Puerto Rico.

What kind of freight moves between Jacksonville and Puerto Rico?

According to BTS data, the top commodities moving through the Port of Jacksonville are:

  • Gasoline
  • Manufactured products
  • Distillate fuel oil
  • Vehicles and parts
  • Limestone

JAXPORT’s most recent annual report attributes three-quarters of its revenue to containers and autos. Additional sources of business include breakbulk, dry bulk, liquid cargo, and cruise traffic.

Our clients sending freight to Puerto Rico move freight out of Jacksonville in one of two ways:

  • Less-Than-Container Load (LCL) Shipments / Consolidations
  • Full Container Load (FCL) Shipments