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Feb 16, 2024

NC Ports Gears Up For Another Cold Chain Summit

By Staff Reports, posted Feb 16, 2024

The N.C. State Ports Authority announced the industry speakers for one of three panels at its 2024 Cold Chain Summit. Venture capitalists, economic developers and cold supply chain executives will speak at the Cold Chain Summit, kicking off April 18 at Hotel Ballast on North Water Street. The annual conference highlights growth in the cold storage and supply chain ...

Jan 30, 2024

Enviva, a supplier of wood pellets used for energy generation with a presence at the Port of Wilmington, announced Monday it could get knocked off the New York Stock Exchange. The company is the largest wood pellet supplier to power major generators in the world. With 10 plants across the Southeast, Enviva has leased a storage facility and terminal at the Port of Wilmin ...

Jan 17, 2024

Logistics provider PortCity plans to lease warehouse space at the Port of Wilmington to improve efficiency in transporting ocean cargo, according to an announcement Wednesday. A partnership with PortCity came about as the firm constructs a $25 million facility near the port. The Port of Wilmington has maintained a strong relationship with the logistics provider for many ...

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The 2024 Luncheon for Literacy featuring Special Guest Jason Mott

Posted Oct 16, 2023
The Cape Fear Literacy Council (CFLC) is excited to announce that our annual Luncheon for Literacy will return on April 23, 2024, at Northside Church in Wilmington, NC, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Guests can expect fellowship, inspiration, and a tasty, catered buffet. While the event is traditionally f...read entire article
Dec 19, 2023

Port Of Wilmington To Receive $3.4M In Rail Upgrades

By Audrey Elsberry, posted Dec 19, 2023

The Port of Wilmington's rail system is slated to receive $3.4 million in state funding for upgrades through a partnership between rail companies and the North Carolina Department of Transportation. The North Carolina State Ports Authority is to get up to $2.8 million to build new tracks at the Port of Wilmington and Wilmington Terminal Railroad received close ...

Dec 18, 2023

UNCW Leaders Head Group Contending For $160M Federal Grant

By Audrey Elsberry, posted Dec 18, 2023

The North Carolina Ecosystem Technology (NCET) group has 13 months and $1 million to put together a proposal vying for a $160 million grant from the National Science Foundation.   The group was created in May when it received a $1 million development award. NCET is one of 44 organizations in the country to receive funding to gather information for a formal pro ...

Dec 12, 2023

Port Prioritizes Produce With Cold Storage Plans

By Audrey Elsberry, posted Dec 12, 2023

A cold treatment facility in Rocky Point announced its certification through the USDA, contributing to the Port of Wilmington’s efforts to boost produce imports. The N.C. State Ports Authority announced a partnership with Rocky Point’s Lewis Nursery and Farms and its subsidiary American Blueberries on Tuesday. The cold treatment and storage facility will all ...

Dec 1, 2023

UNCW Develops Blue Economy Financial Index

By Audrey Elsberry, posted Dec 1, 2023

Wilmington could soon be featured on stock exchanges around the world in a financial index developed at the University of North Carolina Wilmington. The UNC Wilmington Blue Economy Financial Index is in the early stages of production, expected to publish to a few hundred fiancial media outlets in early 2024. The Alliance for the Blue Economy and UNCW students collaborat ...

Nov 9, 2023

Port Of Wilmington Adds Central American Service

By Audrey Elsberry, posted Nov 9, 2023

The N.C. State Ports Authority announced this week the start of a new service between Central America and the Port of Wilmington. Seaboard Marine, with a fleet of over 20 vessels serving about 40 ports, will take weekly trips to and from Wilmington’s port starting in early December, a news release stated. The announcement Wednesday means  North Carolina&rsquo ...

Nov 2, 2023

Port Of Wilmington To Receive $11M Grant To Move Gate

By Audrey Elsberry, posted Nov 2, 2023

The N.C. State Ports Authority will receive almost $11 million from the U.S. Department of Transportation to move the Port of Wilmington’s North Gate farther away from surrounding neighborhoods, according to an announcement Thursday morning. The money from USDOT is a part of its Port Infrastructure Development Program. The money will  fund 38% of the port' ...

Sep 15, 2023

In a year that, so far, has produced a 190-nation agreement to protect the world’s oceans and has also recorded historically high ocean temperatures, the University of North Carolina Wilmington is hosting its inaugural Ocean Innovation Conference.   The one-day event Tuesday, Sept. 19 aims to bring together thought leaders, innovators and agents of change to & ...

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