Search for new Ports Authority Executive

Department of Transportation chief Tony Tata, said that the search is on for the new Ports Authority Executive. Tata, visited the Port of Wilmington with Gov. Pat McCrory on Monday, said that, after conducting an international search, officials had narrowed the field of candidates considerably and would begin interviews shortly.

When the N.C. Ports Authority, which manages both the Port of Wilmington and the Port of Morehead City, was transferred from the N.C. Department of Commerce to the N.C. Department of Transportation in 2011, the authority’s board of directors saw its powers diminish, including, apparently, the power to hire and fire […]

Governor McCrory visits Port of Wilmington

North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory toured the Port of Wilmington last week and spoke about the promising future of the NC Ports System.  McCrory met with USA InvestCo and Port of Wilmington Cold Storage principals Charles Schoninger and Chuck McCarthy.  He also visited the sites of the future wood pellet and cold storage facilities.

“The future is bright,” he said, adding that the state will focus on improving the infrastructure for its two ports, and will continue to seek niche products through which the North Carolina ports can compete effectively with other southeastern U.S. ports, notably those at Charleston and […]