Although the Port of Charleston will be leaving the regional chassis pool in the Southeast, port officials in Savannah, Georgia; Jacksonville, Florida; and Wilmington, North Carolina, remain optimistic that they can upgrade the fleet with safer, modern equipment.
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12 May 2021
Sealand Marine will add a stop in Wilmington on its Central American service beginning in June, adding more connections with Panama and introducing new services between North Carolina and Costa Rica.
27 Mar 2020
Pressure is building as some shippers fail to pick up containers because warehouses are full or closed due to not being deemed essential service providers responding to COVID-19, or because retailers have requested delayed deliveries at distribution centers.
03 Dec 2019
The chief commercial officer of the North Carolina Ports Authority will retire in January 2020.
15 May 2019
The North Carolina Ports Authority is taking strides to be able to handle larger containerships while also developing quicker CSX service with its intermodal terminal in Charlotte to capture more business now sent to competitors.
20 Jul 2017
Port officials told JOC.com they aim to use the new CSX Transportation double-stack rail service to win importers and exporters using ports in other states.
14 Mar 2017
The EC2 service will be the port’s sixth direct service and second trans-Pacific service via the Panama Canal.
23 Feb 2017
It’s the first of what the small East Coast port hopes will be two new services coming to the gateway as ocean carriers and their alliances sort out port coverage this year.
31 Oct 2016
Wilmington has regained its ability to tap Asian imports after the 2M Alliance of Maersk Line and Mediterranean Co. plugged a hole at the North Carolina port caused by the collapse of Hanjin Shipping.
19 Jul 2016
CSX Transportation and the state’s port authority on Tuesday detailed two new projects there aimed at fueling more cargo through the ocean gateway and onto the rails, and vice versa.
23 Jun 2016
Officials at North Carolina’s Port of Wilmington are betting on calls from a Latin American service to boost container traffic after less-than-stellar business this year.
03 Jun 2016
Pressure is building on U.S. maritime regulators to quickly decide whether ports and container lines can hash out details on a strategy that could dramatically simplify exporters’ meeting the SOLAS container weight rule.
19 May 2016
Container lines and U.S. ports have asked the U.S. maritime regulator for permission to get together to craft a common strategy for dealing with SOLAS.
13 May 2016
Because North Carolina said it’s been weighing containers to meet Occupational Safety and Health Administration rules, the decision to provide container weights to help shippers meet the International Maritime Organization’s new SOLAS rule does not represent a change in operating procedures.
01 Feb 2016
CSX Transportation says it remains committed to its planned North Carolina intermodal terminal, even after local and state officials nixed the project’s original construction site outside Raleigh.
01 Feb 2016
The Port of Wilmington has joined the league of U.S. East Coast ports pouring millions into their harbors to prepare for the larger ships soon to be able to pass through an expanded Panama Canal. But, unlike its regional rivals, the North Carolina port isn't targeting the largest of the new mega-ships.
18 Jan 2016
Thirty miles of steel girders for a new highway bridge rising over the Hudson River near New York City are being delivered on a roundabout route using trucks, barges and ports with the space to handle the big cargo.
14 Jan 2016
A proposed $272 million CSX Transportation intermodal hub would give shippers using the Port of Wilmington better access to the fast-growing markets of Charlotte, Raleigh and the Research Triangle, along with the entirety of the CSX network.
30 Nov 2015
The Port of Wilmington, North Carolina, is using a newfound infusion of $35 million in annual state funds to expand its container facilities, dredge its harbor, and try to escape the shadow of its larger regional competitors.
22 Apr 2015
Wilmington port is on track for a record year in container volume, due in part to a slew of new services connecting North Carolina to Asian markets and some diversions from the U.S. West Coast.
02 Jul 2014
A tropical storm moving up the U.S. East Coast threatens to complicate cargo movement by disrupting vessel schedules at ports already facing a July 4 holiday interruption.
04 Feb 2013
North Carolina State Ports Authority has appointed Jeff Miles as acting executive director, effective immediately.
08 Nov 2012
North Carolina State Ports Authority today named Jeffrey E. Miles as its new deputy executive director for operations, by Tom Bradshaw, executive director.
24 Aug 2012
Thomas Bradshaw has been named executive director of the North Carolina State Ports Authority in addition to his current position as state logistics director.
10 Nov 2011
Container volume at North Carolina’s Port of Wilmington grew 2.7 percent in the quarter ending Sept. 30, helping push revenue at the N.C.
24 Aug 2011
North Carolina’s ports of Wilmington and Morehead City will close noon Friday as the coast braces for the impact of Hurricane Irene and the 115 miles-per-hour winds expected to hit landfall abou