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Jun 5, 2020

N.C. Ports Sets Sail With Big Opportunities

By Christina Haley O'Neal, posted About 2 hours ago

The N.C. State Ports Authority expects to see some direct economic benefits from landing the larger ships visiting ports along the East Coast.   Last month, the authority made history with the largest container ship ever to visit the Port of Wilmington. The MV Hyundai Hope’s trip to the port May 20 marked a significant step in developing economic oppor­ ...

Apr 8, 2020

N.C. Ports Completes Project To Bring In Larger Ships

By Christina Haley O'Neal, posted Apr 8, 2020

N.C. Ports has completed the second phase of its turning basin expansion that will ready the Port of Wilmington to serve some of the largest container ships reaching ports along the East Coast, according to a news release. The capital project widened the turning basin -- just north of the Port of Wilmington in the Cape Fear River -- from 1,400 feet to just over 1,500 fe ...

Mar 20, 2020

MADE: Hooking The Fishing Market

By Staff Reports, posted Mar 20, 2020

Eastern Metal Works Inc. 6748 Market St., Unit 4, Wilmington​ No. of employees: Not disclosed for competitive reasons   Year founded:1983   Top local official: Thomas C. Meyers Sr., CEO   Company description: Eastern Metal Works Inc. is a locally owned and operated business. The company is a wholesale manufacturer that designs, develops and makes m ...

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Posted Jun 1, 2020
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Feb 28, 2020

Researchers Hope To Catch Info About State's Fishing Industry

By Christina Haley O'Neal, posted Feb 28, 2020

A new study is underway to calculate the economic impacts of the state’s commercial fishing industry. The study is being conducted through four different surveys to help gather data, said Chris Dumas, professor of economics in the department of environmental sciences at the University of North Carolina Wilmington. Dumas is part of a team made up of UNCW, N.C. S ...

Feb 25, 2020

Port: Coronavirus Impacts To Cause Some Missed Sailings

By Christina Haley O'Neal, posted Feb 25, 2020

The Port of Wilmington will experience some cancellations in its port schedule over the next two months due to impacts from the coronavirus outbreak and the extended Lunar New Year in China, port officials said Tuesday. N.C. Ports will experience three "blank sailings" scheduled to take place between March and early April, said Bethany Welch, spokeswoman for N ...

Feb 24, 2020

Dockbuilder Plans To Move, Grow In Castle Hayne

By Christina Haley O'Neal, posted Feb 24, 2020

Bellingham, Washington-based Bellingham Marine Industries has plans to relocate in Castle Hayne to expand its local dock manufacturing operation. A public meeting will be held Monday on the company's plans, which would require a rezoning and special use permit request for the proposed site of Bellingham Marine's relocation. The company is looking to move to 4 ...

Jan 28, 2020

Port Opens New U.S. Customs And Border Protection Office

By Christina Haley O'Neal, posted Jan 28, 2020

N.C. Ports opened has a newly renovated on-terminal office for the U.S. Customs and Border Protection's operations at the Port of Wilmington, according to a news release. N.C. Ports leaders and officials with U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) held an event Tuesday for the office's opening. It was completed in December and supports the ...

Oct 3, 2019

N.C. Ports Undergoing IT Infrastructure Upgrade

By Christina Haley O'Neal, posted Oct 3, 2019

Work is ongoing on a $4 million project to enhance N.C. Ports' IT infrastructure, officials said this week. The work is part of a partnership between the ports authority and Charlotte-based Versiant, said N.C. Ports spokeswoman Bethany Welch in an email. The project began in March, she said, adding that to date, N.C. Ports has spent about $190,000 on the w ...

Jun 26, 2019

More development and ongoing hurricane repairs have led to changes in the service area of several district offices of the state's division of coastal management, including the one in Wilmington. The jurisdiction of the Wilmington district office of the N.C. Department of Environmental Quality Division of Coastal Management will be reduced as of July 1, said Pat ...

May 21, 2019

Another Henrietta has floated into downtown Wilmington. The owners of Cape Fear Riverboats, which previously owned Henrietta III and Henrietta II before selling them, bought a 118-passenger riverboat-style vessel named the Southern Belle in Alabama and have renamed it Henrietta, bringing it home to the Port City. The boat has been at a Navassa boatyard, Cape Fear Boa ...

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