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JAXPORT Moves Salt Trucks Bound for Bahamas 
Workers move one of four Caterpillar 770 off-highway trucks at JAXPORT's Talleyrand Marine Terminal.
Stevedores at JAXPORT's Talleyrand Marine Terminal recently moved four massive Caterpillar 770 specialty dump trucks onto a roll-on, roll-off cargo ship bound for a Morton Salt facility in the southern Bahamas. The trucks will be used to haul salt harvested for water softening and road de-icing.

JAXPORT's 100-ton multi-purpose whirly crane was used to lift the vehicles — each weighing 35 tons, standing 14 feet tall and measuring 30 feet in length — onto the chartered vessel VI-NAIS. The four trucks were transported to Jacksonville via individual flatbed tractor trailers from a heavy equipment dealer in St. Augustine, Fla., where they had been refurbished.

The stevedores involved in the operation are experienced in the movement of specialty, heavy-lift cargo and are employed by JAXPORT tenant Seaonus.

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