Wilmington Harbor Improvement Project Study

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The Wilmington Harbor Improvement Project Section 203 Study.
A study in opportunity.

Demand for access to the Wilmington Harbor is growing as North Carolina strengthens its position as a freight gateway. In order to keep pace with demand and open new opportunities, the Port of Wilmington seeks to enhance its navigational channel to allow deep draft vessels to efficiently navigate to the Port.

A more efficient channel would modernize the Port, attract more import and export business, help mitigate East Coast congestion, and help North Carolina Ports become an even stronger player in this competitive landscape, thereby supporting the economies of Wilmington, New Hanover County, eastern North Carolina and the entire state.

Conducted by the North Carolina State Ports Authority per the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers process, the Wilmington Harbor Improvement Project Section 203 Study will assess the impact of these improvements and help map the future of this nationally important harbor.

Learn More about the Harbor Enhancements

Read the Complete Public Notice

Learn More at Informational Meetings

Informational meetings will be held to encourage federal, state and local agencies and public collaboration to define the resources (or topical elements) and alternatives to be addressed in the feasibility study. All parties are invited to participate in the information process by identifying any additional concerns on issues, studies needed, alternatives, procedures, and other matters related to the feasibility level investigations.

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Request Additional Information

To request additional information please contact
WH203study@ncports.com or write to us at:

North Carolina State Ports Authority
Attn: Wilmington Harbor 203
PO Box 9002
Wilmington, NC 28402