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for Cargo Vol. 18 Issue 3, 3rd Quarter 1993
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For over a decade, Star Shipping Inc., has been providing service to customers of the North Carolina ports, primarily companies involved in the forest products trade. In 1992, Star Shipping was ranked as the largest breakbulk carrier calling the North Carolina Ports, in terms of both number of vessels and volume of cargo. Star also ships more than half of the total volume of wood pulp, the state’s single largest export commodity.
On July 15, 1993, Amazon Lines Limited from east coast South America began services to the North Carolina State Ports Authority’s Morehead City Terminal. Amazon Lines was attracted to Morehead City by the prospects of imported lumber for the North Carolina furniture industry. The company also brings spices, cocoa produces, frozen seafood and nuts from the Amazon region of Brazil.
The North Carolina State Ports Authority at Wilmington has the largest capacity port-owned crane in the South Atlantic and is versatile in its operation. The existence of a private export packing company at the port in Wilmington also offers a flexibility to project shippers not found at other ports. A variety of industry and expertise give the port dimensional cargo capabilities.
North Carolina State Ports Authority is preparing a quality management program and arranging to obtain ISO-9000 certification, a series of standards for quality management. Since many of North Carolina’s customers and shipping companies are ISO-9000 certified, incorporating the same standards and quality management programs will correspond operations.