Container volume up at Port of Wilmington
WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Container volumes are up at the Port of Wilmington.
According to a news release the Ports closed the first quarter with an overall increase of 20 percent in container volumes. The growth is driven by a boost of port calls in Ports’ Asian service lanes and expanded service offerings in the Latin America trade lane.
According to the release, faster gate turn times and increased crane moves per hour made the difference in the first quarter.
“The lack of congestion at the North Carolina Ports, along with unrivaled customer service, makes us easy to do business with and in the end, the choice ports on the east coast,” Chief Executive Officer Paul J. Cozza said. “Our container volumes are a result of increased service offerings and our commitment to meeting customer demands. We will work hard to sustain this positive momentum and carry it into the next quarter.”
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