North Carolina Ports posts 267pc rise in reefers in fiscal year 2020
THE North Carolina State Ports Authority posted a four per cent year-on-year increase in reefer volumes, reported the American Journal of Transportation
Additionally, the Port of Wilmington recorded 36 per cent year-over-year growth for general cargo operations, moving a total of 2.8 million tons of bulk and breakbulk cargo in FY20.
The Port of Morehead City also saw year-on-year increases in general cargo. A total of 1.1 million tons of bulk and breakbulk cargo moved through Morehead City, an increase of two per cent over FY19.
"Despite the coronavirus pandemic, North Carolina Ports was able to report year-over-year growth in both container and general cargo business which is a testament to the ongoing hard work of our employees," said North Carolina Ports executive director Paul Cozza.
"We were on pace for a record year in terms of volume before an influx of blank sailings due to Covid-19. Regardless, we are pleased NC Ports was able to push through this uncertainty and record a positive performance in FY20," Mr Cozza said.