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Mar 31, 2021

N.C. Ports Works On Next Steps For Wilmington Harbor Navigational Project

By Christina Haley O'Neal, posted Mar 31, 2021

A big project to deepen the Port of Wilmington’s navigational channel is closer to environmental studies now that N.C. Ports has agreed to fund part of that work. N.C. Ports Executive Director Brian Clark on Monday signed a “Letter of Intent” to cover the ports’ share of costs for studies on its Wilmington Harbor Navigation Improvement Project wi ...

Mar 26, 2021

Port Volumes Rising; No Impact Yet From Suez Canal Disruption

By Christina Haley O'Neal, posted Mar 26, 2021

N.C. Ports officials have said port volumes are improving after feeling the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Port of Wilmington is trending above what was expected for this time of year in both refrigerated cargo and intermodal cargo through the Queen City Express, Brian Clark, N.C. Ports executive director, said Thursday.  Clark gave a recent update on port ...

Feb 19, 2021

Watercraft Handcrafted In Wilmington

By Staff Reports, posted Feb 19, 2021

Cape Fear Catamarans 2102 U.S. 421, Wilmington No. of employees: 8 Year founded: 2003 Top local officials: Barry LeRay, lead designer and fabricator, and Ben Watts, business operations and sales director Company description: Cape Fear Catamarans is a custom builder of aluminum hull, center console catamarans. The company customizes, designs and builds alum ...

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Posted Apr 6, 2021
COVID-19 has tremendously impacted our individual and collective lives for over a year now. It is certainly no surprise to anyone that those impacts have also been felt in the world of health insurance. Unfortunately, the pandemic has resulted in many Americans now being uninsured or underinsured and in need of affordable health insurance. What are their current options?

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Jan 12, 2021

N.C. Ports Partners With Omaha Firm On Agricultural Transload Facility

By Christina Haley O'Neal, posted Jan 12, 2021

A new partnership will bring a development to the Port of Wilmington that will help support the state's agricultural business, the N.C. State Ports Authority announced Tuesday. The authority is expanding capabilities through a venture with Omaha, Nebraska-based Scoular, which will build an agricultural transload facility slated for completion this summer, officials ...

Nov 6, 2020

N.C. Ports Names COO

By Staff Reports, posted Nov 6, 2020

N.C. Ports officials announced this week that they have named a new chief operating officer. Industry veteran Doug Vogt is the next COO for the ports, where he "will apply his extensive experience to further improve the operational excellence at the Port of Wilmington, Port of Morehead City and Charlotte Inland Port," according to a news release. His j ...

Nov 5, 2020

Panelists Talk COVID Disruption At N.C. Ports' Cold Chain Summit

By Christina Haley O'Neal, posted Nov 5, 2020

The COVID-19 crisis threw off the global shipping and trading industry this year, causing many firms to switch gears and put action plans in place to help keep supply chains going. But bracing and planning for the type of disruption the pandemic caused industry-wide has been a challenge, three panelists said Thursday during the N.C. Ports Cold Chain Summit webinar serie ...

Oct 26, 2020

State Legislators Voice Opinions On Port Project

By Christina Haley O'Neal, posted Oct 26, 2020

State legislators representing Southeastern North Carolina are voicing opinions on the N.C. Ports harbor deepening project, which is still awaiting federal approvals. Sen. Bill Rabon (R-Brunswick), along with Sens. Jim Davis (R-Macon) and Tom McInnis (R-Richmond), recently renewed their support for the Wilmington Harbor Navigational Improvement Project, according to a n ...

Aug 20, 2020

The Wilmington Boat Show’s debut in 2016 made a successful splash, bringing more than 12,000 paying attendees to downtown Wilmington for the event. Hurricanes affected the next two shows, with Hurricane Dorian canceling last year’s. But this year, JBM & Associates is bringing the event to the Port City in October instead of September, with coronavirus pa ...

Aug 7, 2020

N.C. Ports Sees Traffic Increase At The Wilmington Port

By Christina Haley O'Neal, posted Aug 7, 2020

The Port of Wilmington saw an increase in port volumes last fiscal year, according to a news release from the N.C. State Ports Authority this week. In the 2019-20 fiscal year, which ended June 30, the Wilmington port had a 4% increase in its container volume over the previous fiscal year, officials said in the release Thursday. The release did not include the number ...

Jun 29, 2020

Off The Hook Buys Bennett Brothers Yachts

By Christina Haley O'Neal, posted Jun 29, 2020

Wilmington-based Off the Hook Yacht Sales NC LLC has acquired Bennett Brothers Yachts, a longtime marine industry services firm. The sale, the amount of which was not disclosed, took place late last week, according to Chris Capone, vice president and CFO of Off the Hook Yacht Sales. Off The Hook Yacht Sales has purchased the business and 12-acre property, 1701 Jel Wa ...

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