Ports on the US East Coast are expanding handling capacity and deepening harbors in anticipation of larger vessels and a continued shift in discretionary cargo away from the West Coast.
Port of Wilmington (Del.)
Port of Wilmington (Del.)
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18 Jan 2019
A slew of upgrades, efficiency improvements, and new services are all aimed at boosting business.
21 Dec 2018
The agreement comes three-and-a-half months after ILA members on both coasts resoundingly ratified a six-year master agreement to replace the one that expired Sept. 30.
10 Oct 2018
Gulftainer has big plans for its Wilmington, Delaware facility. And although port competition abounds, if lower costs and a quick rail or truck trip from Delaware to the New York-Washington, DC hinterlands ensue, shippers would no doubt take notice.
18 May 2018
The International Longshoremen’s Association (ILA) has been battling non-ILA competition at Delaware River terminals for more than two decades. Jim Paylor, president of Local 1566, said non-ILA unions have kept down wages, among other ramifications.
20 Apr 2018
Shippers looking for an alternative East Coast terminal through which to send container cargo may soon have the option of an expanded facility in Wilmington, Delaware, which is 30 miles closer to the sea than Philadelphia.
12 Apr 2018
US Rep. Duncan D. Hunter, R-Calif., has asked the Trump administration to block Gulftainer from acquiring a 50-year concession at the Port of Wilmington, Delaware, in the latest of a series of controversies over foreign investments in US ports.
31 Aug 2015
If you judge the automotive market by the trade volumes handled by mid-Atlantic ports, Americans are buying imported cars at a torrid pace, and so are Arabs. With U.S. automobile sales up 4.5 percent year-over-year to more than 10 million units in the seven months through July, mid-Atlantic ports are enjoying strong imports. New and used-car exports, too, are flourishing.
15 Jul 2014
A new five-year deal will keep Chiquita in Delaware until 2019.
16 Aug 2013
The Diamond State Port Corp., operator of Delaware’s Port of Wilmington, and Dole Foods have reached an agreement in principle by which Dole will continue to use the Port of Wilmington...
28 Mar 2013
CAD Import has signed a three-year lease with landlord Gedric DE for 27,000 square feet of space within Twin Spans Business Park in New Castle, Del.
13 Mar 2013
The attempt to privatize the Port of Wilmington, Del., has foundered on the rocks of local port business and labor opposition.
05 Feb 2013
Energy company Kinder Morgan has outlined a potential plan for investments in the Port of Wilmington, Del., in the event of a long-term lease agreement with the port’s owner, Diamond State Port.
29 Oct 2012
Seaports from New York to Virginia remained closed Monday as the Northeast and the mid-Atlantic braced for the huge hurricane that was slowly turning west and menacing the coastline.
21 May 2012
Delaware officials are seeking a public-private partnership to expand the Port of Wilmington by developing a $500 million deepwater terminal on the Delaware River.
16 Apr 2012
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 t