North Carolina State Ports

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September 09, 2015

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North Carolina's Ports of Wilmington and Morehead City, plus inland terminals in Charlotte and in the Piedmont Triad at Greensboro, have the capability and capacity to serve as competitive alternatives to ports in neighboring states. Owned and operated by the Ports Authority, North Carolina's port system combines modern facilities and abundant capacity with the commitment to excel in service to our customers, without taxpayer subsidy.

The Port of Wilmington is strategically located on the U.S. East Coast. Owned and operated by the North Carolina State Ports Authority, the Port of Wilmington offers terminal facilities serving container, bulk and breakbulk operations. 

Wilmington is one of the few South Atlantic ports with readily available berths and storage areas for containers and cargo.

The Port is a C-TPAT certified location and is designated as Foreign Trade Zone 214.

The Port of Wilmington is served by a 42-foot navigational channel. Readily available modern transit and warehouse facilities, state-of-the-art post-Panamax container cranes and support equipment, and the latest in cargo management technology provide a broad platform for supporting international trade to the fast-growing Southeast U.S. market.

Recent and ongoing improvement to regional and national highway networks make surface transportation supporting the Port of Wilmington superior to neighboring ports. CSX Transportation provides daily service for boxcar, tanker and general cargo services.

The Port of Wilmington has ample capacity to support today’s cargo volumes. 

*Source:  North Carolina Ports - Ports of Wilmington 


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