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for Cargo Vol. 17 Issue 2, 2nd Quarter 1992
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During the past two years the North Carolina State Ports Authority has seen a substantial increase in the number of shipping lines calling at Wilmington for containerized tobacco. This new traffic is credited to efforts by the tobacco industry itself.
On April 20, 1992, the Mediterranean Shipping Company began services at the Port of Wilmington to help North Carolina exporters more competitive in the Mediterranean markets. The company is one of the world’s largest privately-owned shipping lines.
The Morehead City Port Committee is working to obtain money for the deepening of the Morehead City Harbor. The harbor deepening project has been in progress since 1984, and is important to future growth at the Morehead City port facility. Deepening would allow the port to accommodate larger, deeper draft vessels, cutting the cost per ton shipping rate.
North Carolina Governor James G. Martin presented the International Community Award for Service to agents for Polish Ocean Lines. The award is given annually to an organization that has given the most to the state’s international trade capabilities due to the quality of the service and commitment. Polish Ocean Lines has provided services to the state and has grown into a major international carrier.
The relocation of the North Carolina United States Customs District Headquarters to Charlotte offers many advantages. The new location is in the center of international trade activity and within close-proximity of the district’s importers and exporters.