International Dredging Review

International Dredging Review

The North Carolina State Ports Authority welcomed Congressman Bill Shuster (R– PA) and Congressman David Rouzer (R–NC) to the Port of Wilmington in June where they discussed the importance of the Wilmington Harbor and the Port of Wilmington’s impact on the state’s economy.

The North Carolina State Ports Authority is conducting a feasibility study of the Wilmington Harbor focusing on upgrades to the Cape Fear River to ensure the river meets current industry demands.

“This feasibility study is critical to our competitive future” Chief Executive Officer Paul J. Cozza said. “Customers rely on North Carolina’s Ports as a congestion-free alternative.”

The port said exporters and importers continue to recognize the inland logistics advantage of North Carolina’s Ports and its operational efficiencies. A lack of congestion faster gate turn times and increased crane moves per hour have led to significant container volume increases year-over-year making the Port of Wilmington one of the fastest growing ports on the U.S. East Coast.