Port of Wilmington and Maersk Line Collaboration

Port of Wilmington and Maersk Line, the world’s largest container shipping company, are working together to expand the port’s global market. One way that they have done this is by encouraging companies to change their methods of shipping cargo to South America. These companies are now using more efficient methods of shipping through the Port of Wilmington. Maersk is also adding additional port calls to the South Atlantic Express, which offers service between Port of Wilmington and Latin America. All of this will lead to more opportunities for shipping through North Carolina. Read more about in the Greater Wilmington […]

The North Carolina Cold Storage Market

NC Exported 14,580 Tons of Pork to China in 2010
NC Exported 13,615 Tons of Poultry to China in 2010
NC has 60 Poultry Production Companies
NC has 6 Pork Powerhouses
NC is largest producer of sweet potatoes in the US, 47% of all sweet potatoes are grown in NC.
NC Ranked #2 in Turkey Production
NC Ranked #6 in Pork Production
NC Ranked #3 in Poultry Production

Global Outlook for Agricultural Products

The fiscal 2013 export forecast for livestock, poultry, and dairy is raised $300 million to a record $30.1 billion, with gains in poultry and beef outweighing reductions I pork.
Expansion in the Japanese market and strong demand in other major markets offsets restrictions by Russia. Poultry exports are forecast up $200 million, bolstered by rising global demand and higher unit values.
Pork exports are lowered $200 million mostly on lower unit values and smaller volumes although Russia’s import ban is expected to result in redirected shipments to other markets
The whole and processed tree nut forecast remains at $7.0 billion, on the […]