Apr 30, 2024

Wilmington-based Intracoastal Angler has plans to grow with two new locations in Hampstead. The expansion “marks a significant milestone” for the long-time fishing gear and tackle shop, according to a news release Tuesday announcing the new stores. Intracoastal Angler currently serves the Wilmington area at its store on Oleander Drive, offering everything fr ...

Apr 24, 2024

Cold Storage Developer Sets Near-port Facility Completion Date

By Audrey Elsberry, posted Apr 24, 2024

Cold Summit Development founder and CEO Scott Pertel gave an update on the company's cold storage facility near the Port of Wilmington last week after delaying the expected completion date by a year. The facility is expected to be complete on Sept. 23, said Brian Clark, N.C. Ports executive director, in his opening statement at this year's Co ...

Apr 19, 2024

A sea of economic development, cold storage and ports professionals gathered in Wilmington for the seventh annual North Carolina State Ports Authority Cold Chain Summit on Thursday. Key issues discussed throughout the three panels and several speakers’ presentations were the state’s growth in population and economic activity and the importance of building co ...

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Posted May 17, 2024

Living by the coast, we are no strangers to power outages. They happen every summer during hurricane season, and sometimes even in the winter when all the energy consumed to heat our homes creates too much demand on the grid.

To mitigate this issue, the North Carolina Utilities Commission approved the PowerPair pilot and rebate program in January of 2024 for homeowners purchasing a entire article

Apr 12, 2024

The University of North Carolina Wilmington’s Center for Cyber Defense Education secured $625,000 in federal dollars, the university announced Thursday. With help from U.S. Rep. David Rouzer (R-NC), UNCW is slated to receive funding from the federal budget for the 2024 fiscal year. The money will fund a research project entitled “Maritime Cyber Security: Sta ...

Apr 8, 2024

Port Of Wilmington To Receive Diverted Cargo From Baltimore

By Audrey Elsberry, posted Apr 8, 2024

Two weeks after the Port of Baltimore was crippled by the collapse of the Francis Scott Key Bridge, at least one customer is directing its cargo to the Port of Wilmington, according to N.C. State Ports Authority officials.   The morning after a container ship departed the Port of Baltimore and collided with the bridge, N.C. Ports Executive Director Brian Clark ...

Mar 26, 2024

N.C. Ports Officials React To Baltimore Bridge Collapse

By Audrey Elsberry, posted Mar 26, 2024

After a container vessel crashed into the Francis Scott Key Bridge in Baltimore early Tuesday morning, N.C. State Ports Authority Executive Director Brian Clark is assuring the community that a similar event is unlikely to happen here. In a statement released Tuesday, Clark said cargo ships do not pass under bridges to enter or exit ports in Wilmington or Morehead City. ...

Mar 13, 2024

Enviva Files For Bankruptcy

By Audrey Elsberry, posted Mar 13, 2024

Enviva Pellets, a supplier of wood pellets used for energy generation with a presence at the Port of Wilmington, filed for bankruptcy, company officials announced this week. The Maryland-based company began voluntary Chapter 11 proceedings in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Virginia on Tuesday, according to a statement released late Tuesday ni ...

Feb 28, 2024

EPA Makes $3B National Announcement At Port Of Wilmington

By Audrey Elsberry, posted Feb 28, 2024

Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Michael Regan came to the Port of Wilmington on Wednesday to announce a nationwide $3 billion Clean Ports Program. The program will help fund a shift to zero emissions equipment and infrastructure for the nation’s ports. Regan, N.C. Gov. Roy Cooper and Wilmington Mayor Bill Saffo spoke at the Wednesday morning pre ...

Feb 22, 2024

The federal government is moving to protect the nation's ports against foreign cybersecurity attacks.  President Joe Biden signed an executive order Wednesday to strengthen cybersecurity in the American ports system and to begin domestically manufacturing the port cranes used to move cargo from ships to the shore. Pentagon officials claim Chinese ...

Feb 16, 2024

NC Ports Gears Up For Another Cold Chain Summit

By Staff Reports, posted Feb 16, 2024

The N.C. State Ports Authority announced the industry speakers for one of three panels at its 2024 Cold Chain Summit. Venture capitalists, economic developers and cold supply chain executives will speak at the Cold Chain Summit, kicking off April 18 at Hotel Ballast on North Water Street. The annual conference highlights growth in the cold storage and supply chain ...

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