Logistics company PortCity bringing new transload operation to Port of Wilmington

NC Ports (Port City Daily/Amy Passaretti Willis)

NEW HANOVER COUNTY — A major logistics company is increasing its investment in the Port of Wilmington.

On Wednesday, NC Ports announced PortCity Logistics will bring a new transload solution to an area adjacent to container berths and Neo-Panamax Cranes. Transloading refers to the shift in modes of transportation for shipping goods, allowing greater flexibility for last-minute changes.

“By eliminating the off-port dray, this new on-terminal offering will increase efficiency and reduce the overall transportation expense for customers,” PortCity CEO Eric Howell said in the release. “This expansion with the NC Ports team is a testament to our commitment to the Wilmington market and to the success of our clients.”

Georgia-based PortCity Logistics coordinates surface transport for ocean containers and domestic truckloads across North America. The company is investing $25 million to build a new warehouse facility in the Port of Wilmington. The 150,000 square foot facility is being built at 187 Raleigh Street, part of over 4 million square feet of warehouse space operated by the company across the country.

“With PortCity’s highspeed transload solutions combined with our team’s top-ranked productivity levels, we ensure seamless freight management and swift market entry,” NC Ports executive director Brian Clark said in the release. “We strive to accommodate the needs of our customers, and this unique on-port transload operation will provide an additional innovative supply chain solution for Wilmington port users.”

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