The Port of Wilmington, Del., handled 5,084,478 tons of cargo last year, up 26 percent from 2010, and achieved the highest general cargo tonnage throughput since the port’s 1995 acquisition by the state of Delaware. Diamond State Port Corp. is a state entity that owns and operates the Port of Wilmington.
Based on the 2011 performance, port officials said Wilmington is North America’s No. 1 port for perishable cargo imports, the nation’s largest banana port and the second-busiest in the world, and the nation’s largest port for juice concentrates.
The port handles containerized and breakbulk reefer shipments and has refrigerated warehouse capacity dockside.