For two years, the Port of Jacksonville and the Port of Brunswick have been vying with the ever-changing flow of executives at Mercedes-Benz to secure the company's planned consolidated shipping center.
Last month, the Georgia port won the contest. The new imports will come in addition to the 75,000 vehicles the German automaker already ships through Brunswick docks.
It follows a pattern set by Hyundai-Kia, which also agreed to consolidate all of its vehicle shipments through the new preparation center. The Mercedes-Benz vehicles will come at the expense of Jacksonville, where the company currently imports vehicles.
Officials at Mercedes-Benz also …