THE RIGHT EQUIPMENT IN THE HANDS OF HIGHLY TRAINED PEOPLE
It’s our business to help your business run smoothly at our ports. We’re adding equipment and upgrading our capabilities. And we’re making sure our people have the training and expertise to serve your interests. Each port has its own unique features, so you can make the right business decision.
The Port of Wilmington has one of the highest crane productivity rates on the United States East Coast, with more than 45 moves per hour in each of its post-Panamax cranes. On the ground, our truck turn times are approximately 18 minutes (from pedestal to pedestal) for a drop-off and an average of 30 minutes for drop-off and pick-up. Our efficiencies lead to a congestion free port supporting our customers’ global supply chain needs.
With more than four million tons of bulk cargo movements annually, North Carolina Ports are a perfect choice for dry bulk commodities such as grains, fertilizers and direct reduced iron. With ample on-terminal availability and abundant room for growth, North Carolina Ports are the ideal long-term shipping partner.
We offer unique logistics solutions for breakbulk, heavy lift, project and military cargoes. Warehousing at the Port of Wilmington and the Port of Morehead City offers high-quality features for the most demanding breakbulk shippers, including paper, steel, and lumber. Offering white glove customer service, North Carolina Ports is dedicated to your success.
North Carolina Ports has the capacity and capabilities to store and move your self-propelled cargo. Roll-on/roll-off options at both of North Carolina’s Ports offer a number of advantages over traditional cargo vessels. For the shipper, the advantage is speed. Wheeled ro-ro cargo such as cars, tanks, etc. can drive straight on to the ship at one port and then drive off at the other within a few minutes of the ship docking, thus saving time of the shipper.
Storage and warehousing
There is ample storage capacity on-site at both the Port of Wilmington and Port of Morehead City. Between the two ports, there are more than 2 million square feet of prime covered and sprinklered cargo storage space, 130+ paved acres and 34 acres of improved open storage area, plus more than 335 additional acres available for development. As North Carolina Ports get bigger, the world gets smaller.
With over 200 plugs for refrigerated “reefer” containers on-terminal at the Port of Wilmington, we’re an ideal choice for cargo such as proteins, vegetables, fruit, fish or other commodities. Wilmington is also a member of Phase One and Two of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Southeast In-Transit Cold Treatment Pilot program. The Port joined the program December 1, 2017 – becoming the first South Atlantic port to implement both phases. In addition, a partnership with USA InvestCo brings to North Carolina Ports one of the only on-terminal cold storage facilities on the United States East Coast.