Aug 07 | 2020
(Americas) General Cargo Volumes Rise
The North Carolina State Ports Authority has reported strong general cargo volumes across its assets, moving nearly 4 million tons of bulk and breakbulk cargo in fiscal year 2020.
The authority reported that Port of Wilmington recorded 36 percent year-over-year growth for general cargo operations, moving 2.8 million tons of bulk and breakbulk cargo. The Port of Morehead City saw a more modest 2 percent increase, handling 1.1 million tons of bulk and breakbulk cargo.
“The fact that North Carolina Ports was able to record year-over-year increases despite Covid-19 is evidence that more customers are looking to N.C. Ports due to our ability to offer more supply chain and value delivery options,” said Hans C.E. Bean, chief commercial officer, North Carolina Ports.
The North Carolina ports authority operates the ports of Wilmington and Morehead City, plus inland terminals in Charlotte and in Greensboro.