Port of Wilmington

The Port of Wilmington is strategically located on the U.S. East Coast. Owned and operated by the North Carolina State Ports Authority, the Port of Wilmington offers terminal facilities serving container, bulkandbreakbulkoperations. Wilmington is one of the few South Atlantic ports with readily available berths and storage areas for containers and cargo.

An aggressive capital program has positioned the Port of  Wilmington in a new class of service to the maritime transportation Industry. A 42-foot navigational channel offers customers additional vessel capacity. Readily available modern transit and warehouse facilities, new state-of-the-art Panamax container cranes and support equipment, and the latest in cargo management technology provide a broad platform for supporting international trade to the fast-growing Southeast U.S.market.

Surfacetransportation supportingthePort of Wilmington is superior to neighboring ports. CSX Transportation provides daily service for boxcar, tanker and general cargo services. The Port of Wilmington has ample capacity to support today’s cargo volumes and continues to invest in expanding the facility to meet projected growth in international trade, with a major expansion projectcurrentlyunderway. The Port is a C-TPAT Certified location and is designated as Foreign Trade Zone 66.


  • 26 miles from the open sea on the Cape Fear River
  • Channel depth is 42 ft.
  • Nine berths with 6,768 ft.ofwharffrontage; Berths with contiguous open apron areas up to 300 ft.wide
  • 150 additional acres available for development
  • Almost one millionsq.ft.ofprimecoveredandsprinkleredstorage
  • 100+ acres of paved and 25 acres of semi-improved open storage area
  • Rail access to berths, transit sheds, warehouses and open storage
  • Direct transfer of heavy lift and dimensional loads between vessel and rail or truck

Ocean Carrier Services


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Port of Wilmington Facility Guide