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Sep 6, 2019

Boating Trends: Bigger Boats, Fewer Spaces

By Laura Moore, posted Sep 6, 2019

One of the latest trends in local boating is more boaters are choosing bigger boats, but they continue to have a hard time finding a place to keep them.   According to Jonathan Crews, general manager of Bradley Creek Marina, both new boaters and seasoned boaters are trending towards boats that are bigger than 30 feet.   “A lot of people want a larger ce ...

Aug 23, 2019

Wilmington Boat Show To Bring Economic Activity, Visitors To The Region

By Christina Haley O'Neal, posted Aug 23, 2019

The Wilmington Boat Show is anticipating a successful 2019 in the Port City, despite the impact hurricanes have had on the show for the past two years. This year "will be amazing,” said Jacqui Bomar, president of JBM and Associates, which is putting on the event in downtown Wilmington, Sept. 6-8. Now in its fourth year, the show will take place at Port Cit ...

Jul 23, 2019

N.C. Ports Expanding Refrigerated Container Capacity

By Christina Haley O'Neal, posted Jul 23, 2019

A $14 million project to triple the Port of Wilmington's refrigerated container capacity is now underway, port officials said this week. The project will grow the Port of Wilmington's capability to handle refrigerated containers from 300 to 1,000, once the project is complete, said Brian Clark, chief operating officer and deputy executive director of N.C. P ...

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Posted Sep 17, 2019
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Jul 5, 2019

Growing Local: Sea Tow To The Rescue

By Laura Moore, posted Jul 5, 2019

It’s probably no surprise that the number of boats on local waterways has grown in recent years. But Capt. Chris Willis of Wrightsville Beach Sea Tow can put that growth into perspective.   “We can have close to 50 calls come in on a busy day, not a holiday or anything like that. When we first started out, our first year in 1987, we may have had 50 the w ...

Jan 17, 2019

NC Ports Report Annual Record In Container Moves

By Christina Haley O'Neal, posted Jan 17, 2019

The Port of Wilmington has set a record for container moves in the 2018 calendar year, N.C. Ports reported in a news release Thursday. The port had 175,500 container moves in the 2018 calendar year, up 23 percent from nearly 143,000 in the 2017 calendar year, according to numbers released by the port. The Port of Wilmington’s volume was more than 318, ...

Jan 15, 2019

P2P Rescue Recognized As State's Top New Exporter In 2018

By Christina Haley O'Neal, posted Jan 15, 2019

A Wilmington-based company was named one of six companies in the state recognized by the 2018 Governor’s Export Awards, according to a news release. P2P Rescue, a company that makes water and ocean rescue boards, received the award for Top New Exporter, according to a news release Tuesday from the Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina's (EDPNC). ...

Sep 6, 2018

CFCC, Yamaha Partner In New Course For Marine Technicians

By Christina Haley O'Neal, posted Sep 6, 2018

Cape Fear Community College and Yamaha Corp. have partnered in a new program at the college aimed at training future marine technicians. Part of the college's Continuing Education programs, the Introduction to Outboard Systems course began this summer with 16 students, according to Josh Davis, director of customized training and workforce development at CFCC. Off ...

Aug 24, 2018

Transport Trend

By Teresa McLamb, posted Aug 24, 2018

Logistics and trucking companies in the area are seeing more mileage During the same time period the Port of Wilmington has seen significant growth, local trucking companies also are reporting an uptick in their business.   Some, such as MCO Transport, are seeing the increase because of the port; others cite different reasons. They all agree business is doing well ...

Jul 2, 2018

U.S. Army Corps Receives $9.5 Million For Wilmington Harbor Project

By Christina Haley O'Neal, posted Jul 2, 2018

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Wilmington District has received an allocation of $95 million to pay for ongoing projects federally budgeted for the 2018 fiscal year, a portion of which will fund work on the navigation channel that provides business to the Port of Wilmington. A tenth of that overall amount, just over $9.5 million in federal funds under the co ...

Jun 28, 2018

CSX, NCDOT Reach Agreement On Scaled Down Carolina Connector Project

By Christina Haley O'Neal, posted Jun 28, 2018

The CSX Carolina Connector project in Rocky Mount, which port officials have said would bring business to the Port of Wilmington, is set to move forward as a smaller project than originally planned. The N.C. Department of Transportation announced Thursday that it has reached an agreement with Jacksonville, Florida-based CSX Corp. about the intermodal facility planned fo ...

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