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April 15, 2020

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North Carolina's Ports of Wilmington and Morehead City, plus the inland terminal in Charlotte, 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 East Coast of the United States within 700 miles of more than 70% of the U.S. industrial base. Recent and ongoing improvements to regional and national highway networks make surface transportation supporting the Port of Wilmington superior to neighboring ports. And CSX Transportation provides intermodal rail service with best-in-class transit times, as well as daily service for boxcar, tanker and general cargo services.

The Port of Wilmington is one of the few Southern ports with readily available berths and storage areas for containers and cargo. Specifically, it offers terminal facilities serving container, bulk, breakbulk, and ro-ro operations. It offers a deep 42-foot navigational channel, nine berths with 6,768 feet of wharf frontage, four    post-Panamax container cranes and three neo-Panamax container cranes.  Modern transit and warehouse facilities and the latest in cargo management technology provide a broad platform for supporting international trade to the fast-growing Southeast U.S. market.

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

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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