Port of connectivity
Container ships in and out of the Port of Wilmington grant worldwide access with direct connections to Asia, Latin America and Europe. The port also is strategically located to provide easy access to consumer markets on the East Coast and beyond. Within 1,000 miles/1,610 km of North Carolina’s borders are:
More than 170 million U.S. and Canadian consumers
More than 65 of the country’s top 100 metropolitan areas
Nearly 60% of total U.S. retail sales
The Port has existing on-dock rail, with plans for immediate expansion. These rail amenities link to an extensive regional network, including the new Queen City Express that enhances service to Western North Carolina.