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Savage, Ridgewood Infrastructure jointly acquire port operator in Florida

July 20, 2022
Worldwide Terminals Fernandina manages an intermodal terminal that provides transport, logistics management, and product-handling services

Transportation Infrastructure Partners, a joint venture between Ridgewood Infrastructure and Savage, recently acquired Worldwide Terminals Fernandina, the manager and operator for the Port of Fernandina, Florida.

The Port of Fernandina, northeast of Jacksonville, is a strategic intermodal terminal handling essential bulk, breakbulk, and containerized cargo. The port provides mission-critical transport, logistics management, and product-handling services to a diverse customer base.

Ridgewood, an infrastructure investor in the U.S., and Savage, a global transportation and materials handling company, established Transportation Infrastructure Partners to jointly acquire and operate essential transportation and logistics infrastructure throughout the United States, the companies said. Fernandina is Transportation Infrastructure Partners’ second acquisition, complementing the joint venture’s Carolina Marine Terminal operations in Wilmington, North Carolina.

“Fernandina’s deep-water port, storage facilities, and access to major rail and highway routes form the backbone of an essential infrastructure business,” said Ryan Stewart, partner at Ridgewood. “Under Transportation Infrastructure Partners’ leadership, we see significant opportunities to expand and enhance Fernandina’s operations.”

Added Kirk Aubry, president and CEO of Savage, said: “Fernandina is a great addition to our joint-venture portfolio and strengthens the Savage network of nearly 50 ports and terminals. We’ll continue to focus on enhancing the port’s well-deserved reputation for delivering critical supply chain services for current and future Customers.”

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