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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