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North Carolina Ports Names New Chief Information Officer

July 19, 2018

Wilmington, N.C. – North Carolina Ports is excited to announce the addition of Bill Corcoran as Chief Information Officer. At NC Ports, Corcoran will apply his extensive experience to grow the Authority’s Information Technology department and Business Process area.

“Bill is another veteran industry executive joining the NC Ports team. As we continue our growth, investment in technology is paramount so that we can preserve industry leading customer service levels. Bill’s background and experience are a perfect match to achieve this goal,” said NC Ports Executive Director Paul J. Cozza

Corcoran enters his new role as CIO with nearly 30 years of experience in both the IT and maritime industries. Before joining the North Carolina Ports team, Corcoran served as the Senior Vice President of Strategy and Service Management and Vice President of Business Process and Information Technology with Mitsui OSK Lines. During that time, Corcoran established a plan to modernize and rationalize the service delivery organization; consolidated several regional operations in to a “Shipment Management Center” located in Atlanta, Georgia; and achieved 50% peak volume increases and record net freight values in under 24 months. In addition to his tenure at MOL, Corcoran spent nearly 20 years with Maersk Group serving in a variety of roles including process engineering, systems development and management.

“It is an exciting time to be joining the NC Ports team,” said Corcoran. “The team has positioned itself to seize opportunities and achieve unprecedented growth. Supporting our plans with technology, automation and process efficiency is truly a unique opportunity and honor. The IT team looks forward to the challenge and shall meet it head on.”

About North Carolina Ports

North Carolina’s Ports in Wilmington and Morehead City, plus inland terminals in Charlotte and in Greensboro, link the state’s consumers, businesses and industry to world markets, and serve as magnets to attract new business and industry to the State of North Carolina. Port activities contribute statewide to more than 76,000 jobs and $700 million each year in state and local tax revenues.