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Jun 25, 2021

New Port Plan Targets Cargo Growth, Economic Development In Wilmington

By Christina Haley O'Neal, posted Jun 25, 2021

Growing container volumes and helping the state generate economic development activity around the Port of Wilmington are areas of focus for N.C. Ports over the next five years. Within its new five-year plan, the ports has a goal to grow container volumes by 50%, Stephanie Ayers, N.C. Ports' director of real estate and planning, said this week during the monthly meet ...

Jun 15, 2021

Port Of Wilmington To Link To CCX Terminal In Rocky Mount

By Christina Haley O'Neal, posted Jun 15, 2021

Port of Wilmington officials look to link to the Carolina Connector in Rocky Mount this year, opening the port's rail connectivity to the Midwest. N.C. Ports officials are in the planning stages with Florida-based CSX Transportation to connect to the Rocky Mount facility this fall, Hans Bean, N.C. Ports' chief commercial officer, said Tuesday at the America ...

May 20, 2021

Port: $19M Refrigerated Container Yard Expansion One Of Many Projects

By Christina Haley O'Neal, posted May 20, 2021

An expanded refrigerated container yard is just one of several projects in the works at the Port of Wilmington.  The $19 million yard expansion is part of the ports' $221 million capital improvement plan, which is currently being implemented through various changes at the port. New signs have been raised on N.C. Ports' new container office building, as i ...

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May 12, 2021

As the Port of Wilmington opens up to another shipping service that's adding to its cold chain businesses, N.C. Ports is moving forward with a project to expand its refrigerated container yard. N.C. Ports is working to start on phase 2 of the refrigerated container yard project, port officials announced in a news release Wednesday. Port officials anticipate the ...

Mar 31, 2021

N.C. Ports Works On Next Steps For Wilmington Harbor Navigational Project

By Christina Haley O'Neal, posted Mar 31, 2021

A big project to deepen the Port of Wilmington’s navigational channel is closer to environmental studies now that N.C. Ports has agreed to fund part of that work. N.C. Ports Executive Director Brian Clark on Monday signed a “Letter of Intent” to cover the ports’ share of costs for studies on its Wilmington Harbor Navigation Improvement Project wi ...

Mar 26, 2021

Port Volumes Rising; No Impact Yet From Suez Canal Disruption

By Christina Haley O'Neal, posted Mar 26, 2021

N.C. Ports officials have said port volumes are improving after feeling the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Port of Wilmington is trending above what was expected for this time of year in both refrigerated cargo and intermodal cargo through the Queen City Express, Brian Clark, N.C. Ports executive director, said Thursday.  Clark gave a recent update on port ...

Feb 19, 2021

Watercraft Handcrafted In Wilmington

By Staff Reports, posted Feb 19, 2021

Cape Fear Catamarans 2102 U.S. 421, Wilmington No. of employees: 8 Year founded: 2003 Top local officials: Barry LeRay, lead designer and fabricator, and Ben Watts, business operations and sales director Company description: Cape Fear Catamarans is a custom builder of aluminum hull, center console catamarans. The company customizes, designs and builds alum ...

Jan 12, 2021

N.C. Ports Partners With Omaha Firm On Agricultural Transload Facility

By Christina Haley O'Neal, posted Jan 12, 2021

A new partnership will bring a development to the Port of Wilmington that will help support the state's agricultural business, the N.C. State Ports Authority announced Tuesday. The authority is expanding capabilities through a venture with Omaha, Nebraska-based Scoular, which will build an agricultural transload facility slated for completion this summer, officials ...

Nov 6, 2020

N.C. Ports Names COO

By Staff Reports, posted Nov 6, 2020

N.C. Ports officials announced this week that they have named a new chief operating officer. Industry veteran Doug Vogt is the next COO for the ports, where he "will apply his extensive experience to further improve the operational excellence at the Port of Wilmington, Port of Morehead City and Charlotte Inland Port," according to a news release. His j ...

Nov 5, 2020

Panelists Talk COVID Disruption At N.C. Ports' Cold Chain Summit

By Christina Haley O'Neal, posted Nov 5, 2020

The COVID-19 crisis threw off the global shipping and trading industry this year, causing many firms to switch gears and put action plans in place to help keep supply chains going. But bracing and planning for the type of disruption the pandemic caused industry-wide has been a challenge, three panelists said Thursday during the N.C. Ports Cold Chain Summit webinar serie ...

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