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Port City Logistics Plans Wilmington, North Carolina, Transload Facility

Third-party logistics provider, Port City Logistics, will construct a high velocity transload facility in Wilmington, North Carolina. The $16 million project is expected to create 75 jobs in Hanover County.

The new 150,000 square-foot-facility, located near the Port of Wilmington, will feature cross dock doors. The company will also add a brokerage transportation office in downtown Wilmington.

“We are thrilled to expand into the North Carolina market so that our customers can enjoy the benefits of the Port of Wilmington with the fastest turn times in the U.S.,” said Eric Howell, CEO of Port City Logistics. “We are always looking for ways to pursue excellence and create innovative supply chain solutions and by spending time with the teams at NC Ports and Wilmington Business Development, we saw great alignment and knew Wilmington was where we needed to be.”

A performance-based grant of $112,000 from the One North Carolina Fund will help with Port City’s expansion to North Carolina. The One NC Fund provides financial assistance to local governments to help attract economic investment and to create jobs. Companies receive no money upfront and must meet job creation and capital investment targets to qualify for payment. All One NC grants require matching participation from local governments and any award is contingent upon that condition being met.

“North Carolina is within a day’s drive of nearly half of the United States population,” added N.C. Commerce Secretary Machelle Baker Sanders. “Among many supply chain advantages, our efficient deep water ports along the eastern seaboard and experienced workforce ensure that logistics companies can thrive while implementing its growth strategies.”

Founded in Savannah in 2001, Port City Logistics has grown from a small, five-truck courier company to a full-service logistics company with 3.5 million square feet of warehouse space, 14 distribution centers, and 90 trucks. The company now provides warehouse distribution, drayage trucking, and brokered transportation solutions for various industries.

“We are excited to partner with Port City Logistics, Inc. to provide current customers and North Carolina businesses an opportunity for greater flexibility and increased capacity,” said Brian Clark, North Carolina State Ports Authority Executive Director. “The North Carolina State Ports Authority has made significant capital investments to enhance capabilities at the Port of Wilmington. This partnership will increase local cargo volumes, while further enhancing our state’s economy.”

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