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State Port

Store's hazmat scare draws Customs, Homeland Security

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video A scare at a Wilmington business this morning. Jugs of liquid found in a shipping container led to an evacuation, while police, US Customs and even Homeland Security got involved. Full story...
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Business up at state ports

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More money is sailing in and out of our state. The NC Ports Authority reports business is up over the past year. Full story...
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Coast Guard sets port condition Whiskey for North Carolina

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The Captain of the Port for Sector North Carolina has set port condition Whiskey at noon for Wilmington and Morehead City due to the expectation that gale force winds generated by Hurricane Irene may arrive within 72 hours. Full story...
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Port, river issues focus of joint federal effort in Wilmington

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Daily operations along the Cape Fear River will be more efficient thanks to a new joint effort in Wilmington. Full story...
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Wilmington port gets federal money for dredging

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The State Port of Wilmington is getting some federal help clearing the way for ships. Full story...
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NC study looks at pros, cons of shipping industry

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A wide-ranging study of the maritime business in North Carolina will examine how shipping goods by sea can create more jobs and encourage economic development. Full story...
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Federal grant to buy boats for port security

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At their meeting tonight, New Hanover County Commissioners will discuss accepting a federal grant for boats to patrol near the State Port. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Thieves target trucks, containers near port

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videoSeveral 18-wheeler freight trucks and containers have been stolen near the State Port of Wilmington. The victims say it smells a little fishy. Full story...
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Instead of Southport terminal, Wilmington port could expand

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A feasibility study by the US Army Corps of Engineers will look at how the existing port could be upgraded and made more accessible to increased traffic and larger vessels. Full story...
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SE NC gets $22 million from feds for waterway projects

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Southeastern North Carolina is getting more than $22 million from the federal government for beaches and inlets, the Intracoastal Waterway and the Wilmington Port. Full story...
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Business as usual at Wilmington port as Morehead City remains closed

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The Port of Morehead City was expected to reopen yesterday, but port officials found more containers with the same explosive used in the Christmas day airline bombing attempt. Full story...
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Ports Authority going green

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Ports Authority officials announced Tuesday that they're interested in bringing new, environmentally friendly technology to the port called PHETT. Full story...
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Independent Container Line docks in Wilmington

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videoThree weeks ago, the Port of Wilmington welcomed Maersk Tangier, the world’s largest container shipping company. For the second time in less than a month, trucks lined up at the port to welcome a new company to Wilmington. Full story...
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New company to use Port of Wilmington

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More business is on the way for the Port of Wilmington Independent Container Line has signed on to begin weekly service between Wilmington, and northern Europe and the United Kingdom. The weekly trips will start in late March. Full story...
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State senator visits port

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One of the state senators who voted to give $7.5 million of your taxes dollars to our ports last year paid a visit today. Full story...
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