The Port of Home Furnishings

The Port of Wilmington is the heart of the furniture industry evolution in North Carolina, whose High Point region has long been known as the furniture capital of the world.

As the tides shift with changes in importing and exporting, one thing remains the same: The Port of Wilmington continues to be at the center of the furniture shipping universe.

Whether you’re shipping materials or finished products, velocity matters. With new services and landside and waterside efficiencies, the Port of Wilmington can deliver your goods faster and more efficiently than ever before, setting us—and you—apart from the competition.

The Port of Wilmington is a pivotal link in the worldwide supply chain, connecting North Carolina directly with Asia, Europe and Latin America. We’ve developed partnerships to help ensure that your shipping containers keep moving, whether on land, on the seas or through our port.

In addition to regularly scheduled container service to and from over 20 international ports, ample warehousing, and excellent highway and rail infrastructure, the Port of Wilmington is a model of efficiency. The Port offers one of the highest crane and gate productivity rates on the East Coast. And we’re getting even better, expanding to accommodate multiple ultra-large container vessels simultaneously.

Port of Wilmington container services

With our $200 million expansion campaign, the Port of Wilmington has added a host of landside and waterside improvements to deliver your goods quicker and more efficiently than ever before. Landside, we’ve installed three new neo-Panamax container cranes, which feature a longer outreach to accommodate the loading and unloading of ultra-large container vessels, allowing us to service multiple big ships simultaneously. We’re also renovating our berths to offer more than 2,600 consecutive feet of container berth space.

Waterside, we’ve expanded the Port of Wilmington’s turning basin to allow ocean vessels up to 14,000 TEUs to safely and optimally turn around in the Wilmington Harbor. Also underway is a study determining the feasibility of enhancing the harbor to accommodate the largest container vessels calling on the United States East Coast.

Time is money. With greater speed to market, competitive advantages, and a highly trained staff, the Port of Wilmington doesn’t just move furniture. We help you move the needle.

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Learn more about how NC Ports empowers the success of retailers. This brochure provides important details about how the Port of Wilmington serves as the hub of a vast land/sea transportation network. Download it today.


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