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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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Apr 23, 2019

While the arrival Monday in the Port of Wilmington of the first-ever 12,000 TEU vessel was a milestone itself, Paul Cozza sees the choice of ZIM to dock its new-Panamax category cargo ship in Wilmington as a spyglass view of things to come. “When this ship came in yesterday, it was the largest capacity vessel we have had. We are continuing to upgrade [the port] so ...

Apr 19, 2019

Harvesting Seafood Innovation

By David Dean, posted Apr 19, 2019

Can Wilmington become the home of seafood innovation in the United States? A two-day workshop coming this month to the University of North Carolina Wilmington is primed to go a long way toward reaching that goal.   Fish 2.0 is a global effort to connect entrepreneurs with partners and investors who can help develop the next generation of seafood-related businesses. ...

Apr 8, 2019

Third Neo Panamax Crane Floats To New Home At Port

By Jenny Callison, posted Apr 8, 2019

The Port of Wilmington welcomed its third neo-Panamax crane Monday afternoon, a long-awaited element in the port’s major infrastructure initiative. The new crane joins two identical structures that arrived at the port in March 2018. The specialized ship carrying the crane made its way up the Cape Fear River, arriving about 1 p.m. Monday. Installation of the ne ...

Jan 31, 2019

Boating Retailer Revamps Wrightsville Beach Facility

By Cece Nunn, posted Jan 31, 2019

MarineMax Wrightsville Beach recently completed a renovation of its facility at 130 Short St., including new furnishings, decor, lighting and more, according to a recent announcement. Tyler Layton, MarineMax Wrightsville Beach general manager, said while the facility had some minor damage during Hurricane Florence in September, the refurbishing of the facility's sho ...

Jan 24, 2019

North Carolina’s ports in Wilmington and Morehead City contribute about $15.4 billion to the state’s economy every year, according to a recent study. The 2018 Economic Impact Study was conducted by the Institute for Transportation Research and Education at N.C. State University, stated a news release from the ports Thursday afternoon. The econom ...

Dec 14, 2018

Supplying This Year's Oyster Season

By Jessica Maurer, posted Dec 14, 2018

On a chilly morning in late November, Conor MacNair, his younger brother James and his fiancé Alyssa Pfannenstein board their custom rigged Carolina skiff at the Sloop Point boat ramp and coast out to tend their oysters. They dress in waders and windbreakers, and pull on waterproof gloves that stretch above their elbows. It’s warmer than it has been for the ...

Nov 20, 2018

N.C. Ports Eyes 30-acre Property For Expansion In Wilmington

By Christina Haley O'Neal, posted Nov 20, 2018

N.C. Port officials have submitted a permit application to the state department of environmental quality for development of nearly 30 acres of port property that officials said will support future growth at the Port of Wilmington. "There is currently no construction timeline. Permitting the property is the first step," Bethany Welch, spokeswoman for N.C. ...

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