Largest ever containership came to Port of Wilmington, N.C.
The expansion of the North Carolina ports is a key part of Governor Pat ’s 25-year Vision for North Carolina.
That includes providing access for the Panamax vessels, expanding access to the ports inland by developing intermodal train service at the Port of Wilmington, and pursuing opportunities to develop intermodal facilities along the I-95 corridor to improve the movement of goods through North Carolina and along the East Coast.
Built in 2005 by Hyundai Heavy Industries, the Hanjin Baltimore has served various Far East trade lanes in its tenure.
Holding 7,500 twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs), which are containers 20 feet long and eight feet tall, the vessel is approximately 63 percent larger than any ship that has ever visited the Port of Wilmington.
North Carolina's ports contribute statewide to 76,000 jobs and $700 million each year in state and local tax revenues. ■