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North Carolina Ports North Carolina’s ports in Wilmington and Morehead City and Charlotte Inland Port link the state’s consumers, business and industry to world markets and serve as magnets to attract new business and industry to the State of North Carolina.
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North Carolina's Ports in Wilmington and Morehead City, plus Charlotte Inland Port, link the State's consumers, businesses and industry to world markets, and serve as magnets to attract new business and industry. Port activities contribute statewide to more than 87,700 jobs and $687 million each year in state and local tax revenues. An ongoing container-terminal expansion project at the Port of Wilmington includes new neo-Panamax container cranes, improved berths and a widened turning basin. Wilmington offers excellent general cargo facilities as well. Warehouses at the Port of Morehead City offer high-quality features for the most demanding breakbulk shippers, including paper, steel, and lumber. Norfolk Southern rail access on the docks, connections to major north-south and east-west interstate systems, and a 45-foot navigational channel with docks less than four miles from the open ocean make Morehead City a general cargo terminal of choice.

Mission: The mission of North Carolina Ports is to grow the economy of North Carolina by supporting and improving the state’s global logistics network.

Operating as usual

North Carolina Ports continues to make history by welcoming the largest container vessels calling on the United States E...
10/26/2020

North Carolina Ports continues to make history by welcoming the largest container vessels calling on the United States East Coast. NC Ports welcomed the Yang Ming Warranty to the Port of Wilmington Monday afternoon. The YM Warranty has a carrying capacity of 14,220 TEUs making it the largest vessel to date to call the port. Its arrival signifies our continued commitment to investing in critical infrastructure to support ultra-large container vessels.

The visit by the YM Warranty follows the completion of four major projects aimed at improving access for 14,000+ TEU container ships. Earlier this year, NC Ports completed phase two of its turning basin expansion project; opened 2,600 contiguous feet of container berth space; and completed an air draft improvement project which increased the air draft over the Cape Fear River.

These projects would not have been possible without the support from our local, state and federal partners as well as the North Carolina General Assembly.

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“There’s no question we’ve brought in a commercial awareness around the world of North Carolina Ports’ capabilities and ...
10/22/2020
North Carolina’s Wilmington advancing ‘at light speed’ as US Southeast gateway

“There’s no question we’ve brought in a commercial awareness around the world of North Carolina Ports’ capabilities and the capabilities of North Carolina as a state,” said Paul J. Cozza “It’s been really fun. It really has.”

North Carolina Ports executive director Paul Cozza spoke with the American Journal of Transportation, AJOT to discuss the future of NC Ports while looking back on his career at the helm of the Ports Authority.

Read more: https://ajot.com/premium/ajot-north-carolinas-wilmington-advancing-at-light-speed-as-us-southeast-gateway

When Paul J. Cozza turns the helm of the North Carolina State Ports Authority over to Brian E. Clark at yearend, he intends to do so with confidence the Port of Wilmington will continue to blossom as a U.S. Southeast trade gateway, building upon its ability to efficiently accommodate megacontainersh...

North Carolina Ports received a $16 million grant from USDOT through the MARAD Port Infrastructure Development Program f...
10/16/2020
NC Ports Awarded $16 Million Grant for Infrastructure Improvements

North Carolina Ports received a $16 million grant from USDOT through the MARAD Port Infrastructure Development Program for infrastructure improvements at the Port of Wilmington. The funds will help support the development of a new container gate complex at the port, as part of an overall five-year $200 million container yard expansion plan. The new gate will allow the Wilmington container yard to more than triple container capacity while maintaining the speed and efficiency our customers have come to expect.

Learn more: https://ncports.com/about-the-ports/news/north-carolina-ports-awarded-16-million-grant-for-infrastructure-improvements/

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North Carolina Ports received a $16 million grant for infrastructure improvements at the Port of Wilmington. The funds will help support the development of a new container gate complex.

Registration is now available for the North Carolina Ports Virtual Cold Chain Summit. On November 5, 12 and 19, we will ...
10/15/2020
Register Now - 2020 Virtual Cold Chain Summit

Registration is now available for the North Carolina Ports Virtual Cold Chain Summit. On November 5, 12 and 19, we will host webinars featuring industry leaders tackling all the issues and trends facing the cold supply chain.

Each webinar will be hosted from 11:00 am - noon featuring a moderated panel followed by a Q&A session with attendees.

Register here: https://conta.cc/345sAIN

We hope you can join us!

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Nov. 5, Nov. 12 & Nov. 19 REGISTER NOW - 2020 Virtual Cold Chain Summit Registration is now available for the North Carolina Ports Virtual Cold Chain Summit. On November 5, 12 and 19, we will host web

North Carolina Ports is partnering with Versiant to implement a data-analytics-as-a-service (DAaaS) solution to eliminat...
10/13/2020
NC Ports Partners with Versiant to Improve Port Productivity through Visibility

North Carolina Ports is partnering with Versiant to implement a data-analytics-as-a-service (DAaaS) solution to eliminate the time-consuming process of collecting information across our port facilities. This project will allow NC Ports to better plan yard operations, improve turn times, minimize dwell times, and enhance other business-enabling metrics through improved, real-time visibility.

Learn more: https://ncports.com/about-the-ports/news/north-carolina-ports-partners-with-versiant-to-improve-port-productivity-through-visibility/

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Versiant Corporation is expanding its relationship with the North Carolina Ports to deliver a comprehensive data-analytics-as-a-service (DAaaS) solution.

10/06/2020
Bulk Cargo Operations - Port of Wilmington

Not only can the Port of Wilmington support container operations, it is also equipped to handle a diverse range of bulk and breakbulk cargo. In FY20 alone, North Carolina Ports moved more than two million tons of general cargo through Wilmington including products like grain, fertilizer, paper and lumber. With our ample on-terminal availability, abundant room for growth, and white glove customer service, we can help customers move even the most sensitive bulk or breakbulk commodities.

Learn more about our capabilities: https://ncports.com/port-capabilities/

The North Carolina Ports Cold Chain Summit is going to look a little different this year. We’re going virtual! During th...
10/01/2020

The North Carolina Ports Cold Chain Summit is going to look a little different this year. We’re going virtual! During the month of November, NC Ports will host a mini webinar series featuring industry leaders tackling all the issues and trends facing the cold supply chain. Each webinar will be hosted from 11:00 am – noon and feature a moderated panel followed by a Q&A session.

The event is free and registration information will be announced in the coming weeks. But in the meantime, be sure to mark your calendars for November 5, 12 and 19! We look forward to continuing this exciting and informative event.

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On this #NationalNorthCarolinaDay, we’re celebrating the important role of North Carolina’s ports. From serving as a shi...
09/28/2020

On this #NationalNorthCarolinaDay, we’re celebrating the important role of North Carolina’s ports. From serving as a shipbuilding facility during WWII to contributing more than $15B to our state’s economy today, our ports are a vital part of North Carolina. We look to forward to continuing to serve our wonderful state today and in the future.

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North Carolina Ports was recently recognized for its commitment to safety by the North Carolina Department of Labor. Cha...
09/23/2020

North Carolina Ports was recently recognized for its commitment to safety by the North Carolina Department of Labor. Charlotte Inland Port received the Gold Award while the Port of Wilmington received the Silver Award. This is the 17th consecutive year CIP has received this honor. We would like to congratulate all North Carolina Ports employees for their continued commitment to safety at all NC Ports facilities. Their hard work ensures we are able to keep freight moving while upholding the highest level of safety and security.

09/16/2020

Vessel operations are underway on the 13,154 TEU Hyundai Pride as the container ship Winner docks at the Port of Wilmington. Together, these vessels help connect Wilmington to ports in Asia as well as Central and South America.

We’re always working with customers and port users to expand our service network to offer greater import and export opportunities.

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We would like to give a special shout out to the Alabama State Port Authority and APM Terminals Mobile for allowing Nort...
09/08/2020

We would like to give a special shout out to the Alabama State Port Authority and APM Terminals Mobile for allowing North Carolina Ports to participate in its Hurricane Laura relief efforts. Thank you for organizing this effort and to all the other businesses and organizations who played an important role in this initiative!

Over the weekend, two truckloads of donations were delivered to Ragley, Louisiana about 19 miles north of Lake Charles. Local organizations will work with emergency response teams to ensure the supplies are distributed to those in need.

If you’d still like to donate to this effort, be sure to check out Alabama State Port Authority’s original post for more ways you can help!

The Port of Mobile Maritime Community's Hurricane Laura Relief effort ended over the weekend when Wright Transportation, Maersk and Team Rubicon delivered on Saturday two truck loads, or a total of 18 short tons of bottled water and dry goods to Open Door Baptist Church in Ragley, LA, located 19 miles north of Lake Charles. Open Door Baptist graciously received our donations when the original drop point, the VWF in Lake Charles, could no longer take donations. These organizations are working with local emergency response officials to ensure supplies are distributed to those in need. Two weeks following Laura's landfall, the region continues to struggle with many parts of the area still without electricity or potable water. The Port Authority would like to thank our business community who contributed donations, manpower and in-kind services: Alabama State Port Authority employees, APM Terminals Mobile employees, MAERSK Lines, Team Rubicon Disaster USA Response, Wright Transportation, North Carolina State Ports Authority, Alabama State Port Authority Employees Club, International Longshoremen, Mobile Bar Pilots, Mobile Propeller Club, The Downtown Mobile Alliance, Olensky Bros., Alabama Association of Polygraph Examiners, University of South Alabama School of Engineering, CSA employees, Boy Scouts of America Den 47 Daphne, AL, Soul Caffeine, Daphne, AL, Rettig Auto Body, Mobile and Daphne, AL, Lamar Outdoor Advertising, Buffalo Rock, Mobile Area Chamber of Commerce, and Mayor Sandy Stimpson, City of Mobile. If you still wish to donate to the effort, look up your favorite charity or better yet, call the Marines! Team Rubicon, established by two Marine Corps veterans, remains on the ground in SW Louisiana, and they were fantastic in assisting with our relief drive. Learn more at: https://teamrubiconusa.org/ THANK YOU!

REMINDER: North Carolina Ports' terminals in Wilmington, Morehead City and Charlotte will be closed to commercial operat...
09/07/2020

REMINDER: North Carolina Ports' terminals in Wilmington, Morehead City and Charlotte will be closed to commercial operations today (Monday, September 7) in observance of Labor Day.

The Ports of Wilmington and Morehead City and Charlotte Inland Port will reopen Tuesday, September 8 during normal business hours.

09/04/2020

North Carolina Ports welcomed the Hyundai Respect to the Port of Wilmington Friday. Here’s a look at the container ship as it turned around in Wilmington’s recently enhanced turning basin. The Hyundai Respect is just over 1,200 feet long which highlights the importance of expanding the turning basin to 1,524 feet. The project makes it easier for ships like this, and larger, to reach the Port of Wilmington.

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OPERATIONS ALERT: North Carolina Ports' terminals in Wilmington, Morehead City and Charlotte will be closed to commercia...
09/04/2020

OPERATIONS ALERT: North Carolina Ports' terminals in Wilmington, Morehead City and Charlotte will be closed to commercial operations in observance of Labor Day on Monday, September 7.

The Ports of Wilmington and Morehead City and Charlotte Inland Port will reopen Tuesday, September 8 during normal business hours.

On Wednesday, the City of Wilmington was named the nation’s first World War II Heritage City. Wilmington was home to the...
09/03/2020

On Wednesday, the City of Wilmington was named the nation’s first World War II Heritage City.

Wilmington was home to the North Carolina Shipbuilding Company where 243 Liberty Ships were built during the war. Two-thirds of all cargo leaving the United States during WWII went in Liberty Ships. Each ship was about 400 feet in length and carried about 10,000 tons of cargo.

When World War II ended so did the wartime shipbuilding boom in Wilmington. The North Carolina State Ports Authority began building docks shortly after and by 1952 the Port of Wilmington was equipped to handle oceangoing cargo vessels.

To receive this national designation, the city had to meet specific criteria outlined by Congress, including efforts to preserve WWII heritage, restoration of wartime facilities, and recognition of veterans.

08/31/2020
ZIM Tianjin Operations - August 31, 2020

Operations are underway on the ZIM Tianjin at the Port of Wilmington Monday.

Fun fact: In 2018, the ZIM Tianjin was one of the first 10,000 TEU container ships to call the Port of Wilmington and at the time was the largest ship to reach the port. Now, the Port of Wilmington receives weekly vessel calls from 13,000+ TEU ships and is capable of operating 14,000+ TEU container vessels.

“So much investment at the coast has a ripple effect in Charlotte, a city working to become the gateway to the Southeast...
08/28/2020
Gateway to the Southeast - Charlotte Business Journal

“So much investment at the coast has a ripple effect in Charlotte, a city working to become the gateway to the Southeast for global importers and exporters. The Charlotte Inland Port provides direct connectivity to the Port of Wilmington for the many businesses in the region that rely on a strong network to import and export goods.”

Charlotte Business Journal chats with North Carolina Ports executives Brian Clark and Hans Bean, Alexis Gordon with the City of Charlotte and Kate Jostworth with Maersk about the growing Charlotte region and how we can all work together to drive more industry to the Carolinas.

Read more: https://www.bizjournals.com/charlotte/news/paid-content/table-of-experts-transportation-logistics/2020/gateway-to-the-southeast.html

On a rainy evening in May, the 1,200-foot MV Hyundai Hope container ship sailing under the South Korean flag became one of the largest ships ever to dock at the Port of Wilmington. The mammoth boat’s arrival came a month after the Port completed a turning basin expansion of the Cape Fear River to ...

08/26/2020
Breakbulk Export Lift - Port of Wilmington

North Carolina Ports moves a wide variety of cargo. In fact, our ports move more than four million tons of bulk and breakbulk cargo every single year! Here’s a great example of the Port of Wilmington loading breakbulk cargo to be exported.

A total of 14,500 metric tons of pulp produced in Riegelwood, NC will be loaded on this ship and exported to China making it one of the Port of Wilmington’s largest export lifts.

“Importers and exporters do not want to wait until disruption clouds gather to develop carrier relationships; by that ti...
08/17/2020
The Importance of Carrier Relationships

“Importers and exporters do not want to wait until disruption clouds gather to develop carrier relationships; by that time it is too late. Solid working relationships with carriers around forecasting and performance should be a normal part of conducting business. Having strong carrier and supply chain partner relationships also allows for better contingency planning and modeling.”

North Carolina Ports Chief Commercial Officer Hans Bean discusses the importance of carrier relationships to ensure supply chain performance and integrity, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Read more: https://www.foodlogistics.com/ocean-ports-carriers/article/21136304/north-carolina-ports-the-importance-of-carrier-relationships

Maintaining active, regular relationships with ocean carriers on an ongoing basis is a best approach and best practice to ensure supply chain performance and integrity.

“Continuous growth of the Cape Fear Region’s industrial sector is a vital component to making key advancements in our ar...
08/14/2020

“Continuous growth of the Cape Fear Region’s industrial sector is a vital component to making key advancements in our area and contributing to the global supply chain. Industrial projects have been steadily on the rise in our area and are expected to increase over the coming years, providing positive impacts and increased opportunity for our community.”

Learn what some local industry leaders, including North Carolina Ports Chief Commercial Officer Hans Bean, have to say about recent projects and what’s in store for the future of the Cape Fear Region.

Read more: http://www.wilmingtonbiz.com/insights/insightful_discussions/industrial_expansion_in_the_cape_fear_region/2773

“I think we have done a great job as an organization building the NC Ports name throughout the industry. We are certainl...
08/12/2020

“I think we have done a great job as an organization building the NC Ports name throughout the industry. We are certainly recognized as a strong performer when it comes to port services. And my goal is to continue to develop that and build volumes and build opportunities at the Port of Wilmington and Port of Morehead City.”

Read more about Brian Clark's plans as he gets ready to step into the top leadership spot at North Carolina Ports.

http://www.wilmingtonbiz.com/maritime/2020/08/07/next_in_line_to_lead_ports/20728

North Carolina Ports finished Fiscal Year 2020 recording year-over-year increases at the Port of Wilmington and Port of ...
08/06/2020
NC Ports Records Year-over-Year Increases in Fiscal Year 2020

North Carolina Ports finished Fiscal Year 2020 recording year-over-year increases at the Port of Wilmington and Port of Morehead City.

Despite COVID-19, container volume through the Port of Wilmington in FY20 increased by 4 percent over FY19. NC Ports set a record for refrigerated containers, moving 12,839 boxes, a 13 percent increase over the previous year. In total, refrigerated container volume has increased 267 percent between FY15 and FY20. Additionally, the Port of Wilmington recorded 36 percent year-over-year growth for general cargo operations while the Port of Morehead City saw year-over-year general cargo increases of 2 percent over FY19.

Read more here: https://ncports.com/about-the-ports/news/north-carolina-ports-records-year-over-year-increases-in-fiscal-year-2020/

North Carolina Ports recorded year-over-year increases in volumes through the Port of Wilmington and Port of Morehead City in Fiscal Year 2020.

FINAL UPDATE:  Effective Wednesday, August 5, the Wilmington Container and General Cargo gates will open to full commerc...
08/04/2020

FINAL UPDATE: Effective Wednesday, August 5, the Wilmington Container and General Cargo gates will open to full commercial activity during normal business hours. All traffic should continue to use the South Gate located at 1 Shipyard Boulevard, Wilmington, NC, 28412. The Port of Morehead City will also open to full commercial activity during normal business hours.

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North Carolina's Ports in Wilmington and Morehead City and Charlotte Inland Port link the State's consumers, businesses and industry to world markets, and serve as magnets to attract new business and industry. Port activities contribute statewide to more than 87,700 jobs and $687 million each year in state and local tax revenues. An ongoing container-terminal expansion project at the Port of Wilmington includes multiple new neo-Panamax container cranes, improved berths and a widened turning basin. Wilmington offers excellent general cargo facilities as well. Warehouses at the Port of Morehead City offer high-quality features for the most demanding breakbulk shippers, including paper, steel, and lumber. Norfolk Southern rail access on the docks, connections to major north-south and east-west interstate systems, and a 45-foot navigational channel with docks less than four miles from the open sea make Morehead City a breakbulk terminal of choice. Charlotte Inland Ports offers container-shipping for customers in western parts of the state and convenient access to the Port of Wilmington.

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