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Apr 15, 2022

Port Moves Ahead With Nearly $22.6M Reefer Yard Expansion 

By Johanna F. Still, posted Apr 15, 2022

The Port of Wilmington will soon feature even more room equipped to temporarily store refrigerated containers.  Last month, the N.C. State Port Authority Board of Directors voted to authorize phase two of its reefer yard expansion, a nearly $22.6 million project.  The first $14 million phase, which wrapped in May 2020, introduced 540 new plugs to the p ...

Apr 14, 2022

North Carolina State Ports Authority’s fifth annual cold chain summit convened a variety of stakeholders at the day-long conference Tuesday, who reflected on the past year of disruptions, redirections and reimagined paths forward in the transportation scene.  The pandemic-prompted supply chain disruptions brought an entire industry into the limelight that had ...

Mar 25, 2022

Two Offshore Wind Leases To Be Auctioned For Wilmington East

By Johanna F. Still, posted Mar 25, 2022

The area off Southeastern North Carolina's coast being considered for offshore wind will be divided into two leases when companies bid on the rights to develop the ocean areas 17 nautical miles from Bald Head Island, federal officials announced Friday. The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management issued its final sale notice to lease the Wilmington East Wind Energy Area ...

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Feb 23, 2022

Port’s $26M South Gate Container Complex Opens

By Johanna F. Still, posted Feb 23, 2022

On Valentine’s Day, the Port of Wilmington officially opened its new South Gate Container Complex after months of beta testing new systems and processes. The $26 million project began three years ago. It reconfigured the port’s previous container gate layout used by truckers, increasing the outbound lanes from three to six and inbound lanes from four to seve ...

Feb 17, 2022

The Village of Bald Head Island submitted a formal complaint to the N.C. Utilities Commission Wednesday, asking it to regulate Bald Head Island Limited's currently unregulated parking and barge operations. The commission currently governs rate increases for Bald Head Island Limited’s ferry and tram services. Each of the company’s four services functio ...

Feb 4, 2022

Unlocking Offshore Wind's Potential

By Johanna F. Still, posted Feb 4, 2022

An offshore wind farm off the Southeastern North Carolina shoreline has the potential to materialize billions in economic development opportunities, according to stakeholder estimates.   Forging the ambitious project into a reality will call for a coordinated and robust response from private and public stakeholders, necessitating a bulked-up stateside manufacturing ...

Jan 28, 2022

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Jan 19, 2022

New Port Facility Opens Up Soybean Farmers To New Markets

By Johanna F. Still, posted Jan 19, 2022

A new facility at the Port of Wilmington is introducing North Carolina soybean farmers to new buyers.  Constructed by Scoular, an Omaha-based company specializing in international trade and supply chain solutions, the transload facility opened last week. It allows for the convenient containerization of soybeans and other agricultural products to be loaded onto ship ...

Nov 29, 2021

The Bald Head Island Transportation Authority is stuck. Created by the legislature in 2017, the authority has spent years exploring the purchase of the island’s transportation assets, owned by Bald Head Island Limited.   Embroiled in snags, the authority is formally asking those who signed off on its creation for guidance amid the impasse. In a spec ...

Apr 23, 2021

In March, Port Of Wilmington Sees A Record In Monthly Containers

By Christina Haley O'Neal, posted Apr 23, 2021

N.C. Ports has experienced a record in the number of containers going through the Port of Wilmington in a single month. Recent figures indicate a boost in port activity in March in total container volume, intermodal rail volume, as well as loaded refrigerated container volume, Brian Clark, executive director of N.C. Ports, said Friday. “It was a really strong m ...

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