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Mar 20, 2017

Port Announces Another Weekly Service Route To Asia

By Vicky Janowski, posted Mar 20, 2017

Port officials on Monday announced another new weekly service connecting the Port of Wilmington to stops in Asia.   The deal with ZIM Integrated Shipping Ltd. container carrier is the latest in a series of new service announcements in recent weeks.   “We’ve had three major service announcements in just over a month which sets us up for record thro ...

Mar 14, 2017

An additional weekly container service is expected to begin calling on the Port of Wilmington in May, according to an announcement Tuesday from N.C. Ports. The news release said N.C. Ports has a new partnership with container shipping group THE Alliance with the addition of the EC2 all-water Asia-U.S. East Coast container service. The weekly service includes some of ...

Nov 4, 2016

Ebbing Tides At Port Of Wilmington

By Vince Winkel, posted Nov 4, 2016

Two words: wood pellets. They are buzzwords at the Wilmington port these days. That’s because cargo ships will soon begin hauling this North Carolina export out of Wilmington and across the big pond to Europe. The waste wood product will end up as fuel for large municipal boilers across the continent, where wood is increasingly replacing coal as a means of prod ...

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Jul 19, 2016

A double-stacked freight train with non-stop overnight service coming in the fall will give Wilmington something it doesn't have now: an intermodal connection between the Port of Wilmington and Charlotte, Gov. Pat McCrory and other officials announced Tuesday.  Earlier in the day, a group that included the governor, N.C. Ports Executive Director Paul Cozza and ...

Jun 23, 2016

Another Latin America container service is coming to the Port of Wilmington, according to an announcement this week. A release from the N.C. State Ports Authority said the authority has added an additional container service of SeaLand, the intra-Americas regional ocean carrier for the Maersk Group, called SeaLand Atlantico. The new service will complement the revis ...

Jan 26, 2016

While grassroots opposition takes shape against CCX, a rail terminal proposed by CSX for Johnston County, at least one neighboring county is eyeing the benefits of attracting the project. Support for property owners whose land could be forcibly purchased by the freight rail carrier through the process of eminent domain is showing up on Facebook, where a Fight for the Fa ...

Jan 14, 2016

Wilmington could reap significant benefits if a proposed $272 million intermodal freight rail hub is built in Johnston County, state transportation officials said Thursday. Specifically, the project would have a major impact on the state’s ports and rail systems, state transportation secretary Nick Tennyson said in a news release from Gov. Pat McCrory’s offi ...

Sep 11, 2015

Sand Management Part Of Beach Towns’ Health

By Jenny Callison, posted Sep 11, 2015

Sand, a seemingly inexhaustible commodity along the coast of North Carolina, is a fickle resource, continually shifted by wind and water. “You can’t control sand, but you can manage it,” said Layton Bedsole Jr., New Hanover County’s shore protection coordinator. Carolina Beach officials say their community is an example of successful sand mana ...

Sep 11, 2015

Clean Water Rule Change Gets Murky Start

By Cece Nunn, posted Sep 11, 2015

Depending on who fields the question in the Wilmington area and beyond, revised federal rules governing small sources of water where larger bodies are born either have nothing to do or everything to do with keeping that water clean. On Aug. 28, the day the Environmental Protection Agency and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said they would begin enforcing the changes in Nor ...

Sep 11, 2015

Ports On Pace For Continued Growth

By Teresa McLamb, posted Sep 11, 2015

North Carolina’s ports at Wilmington and Morehead City recently reported their best fiscal year ever, and the humble sweet potato could contribute to an even greater increase in the 2015-16 fiscal year. The sweet potato, along with pork and poultry, are prime candidates for export through the cold storage facility currently under construction at the Wilmington por ...

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