Port of Wilmington

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2202 Burnett Blvd
Wilmington, NC 28401







Capacity and Flexibility

Our capability can enhance your profitability. For starters, the Port of Wilmington is strategically located on the East Coast of the United States within 700 miles of more than 70% of the U.S. industrial base. Recent and ongoing improvements to regional and national highway networks make surface transportation supporting the Port of Wilmington superior to neighboring ports. And CSX Transportation provides intermodal rail service with best-in-class transit times, as well as daily service for boxcar, tanker and general cargo services.

The Port of Wilmington is one of the few Southern ports with readily available berths and storage areas for containers and cargo. Specifically, it offers terminal facilities serving container, bulk, breakbulk, and ro-ro operations. It offers a deep 42-foot navigational channel, nine berths with 6,768 feet of wharf frontage, four    post-Panamax container cranes, two new neo-Panamax container cranes, and one new neo-Panamax container crane on the way.  Modern transit and warehouse facilities and the latest in cargo management technology provide a broad platform for supporting international trade to the fast-growing Southeast U.S. market.

Port of Wilmington

  • 26 miles from the open sea on the Cape Fear River
  • Channel is 42 ft. M.L.L.W.
  • 600,000 TEU capacity container terminal
  • Almost one million sq. ft. of prime covered and sprinklered storage
  • Eight container cranes
  • Intermodal rail provided by CSX Transportation

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Off the ship. on the road. on the rails.

Getting your containers off-loaded and on their way is one of the Port of Wilmington’s greatest strengths. We’re equipped to handle large shipments with state-of-the-art, post-Panamax and neo-Panamax cranes and support equipment, as well as warehousing capabilities. Our crane productivity rates consistently deliver more than 45 moves per hour, and truck turnaround times at our ports average 18 minutes for a single move and 30 minutes for drop-off and pick-up.

And when you need to get your containers on the road, Wilmington is the closest port to major points on the I-85 Corridor, including Charlotte, Greensboro and Raleigh-Durham. Recent improvement to regional and national highway networks make surface transportation supporting the Port of Wilmington’s container terminal superior to neighboring ports.


Excellent Service

Located on the Cape Fear River, the Port of Wilmington’s general cargo terminal offers excellent service for bulk, breakbulk, project and ro-ro cargoes. The Port’s 42-foot channel allows customers additional vessel capacity. The Port has direct interstate access to Interstates 95 and 40 and daily train service from CSX Transportation. Wilmington is one of the few Southern ports with readily available berths and storage areas for general cargo.

The Port is also a C-TPAT Certified location and is designated as Foreign Trade Zone 214. So you can experience significant savings.

The Port of Wilmington has the capabilities to address even the most complex of cargo handling needs. Our experienced labor force and innovative ideas take us beyond the primary products we often move. The capabilities and primary products below might be what we are known for, but they are not what we are limited to. We are the port of problem solved.


  • Container Services
  • Bulk
  • Breakbulk
  • Ro/Ro
  • Reefer
  • Inland Transportation
  • Cold Storage
  • Foreign Trade Zone

Primary Products

  • Grains
  • Wood Products
  • Chemicals
  • Fertilizers
  • Furniture
  • Apparel
  • Automotive Parts

Port of Wilmington Container Terminal

1 Shipyard Boulevard
Wilmington, NC 28401

Port of Wilmington General Cargo Terminal

1870 Burnett Boulevard
Wilmington, NC 28401

Facilities Guide

container gate


7:00am – 6:00pm
5:30pm is the last receiving time for containers.

Reefer Delivery / Receipt and Chassis Repairs


8:00am – 12:00pm
1:00pm – 4:30pm

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New Year’s DayTuesday, January 1
Martin Luther King’s DayMonday, January 21
Good FridayFriday, April 19
Memorial DayMonday, May 27
Independence DayThursday, July 4
Labor DayMonday, September 2
Veteran’s DayMonday, November 11
ThanksgivingThursday & Friday, November 28 & 29
ChristmasTuesday, Wednesday & Thursday, December 24, 25 & 26