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The Port of Wilmington, Delaware, welcomes first Swedish Steel vessel

The Port of Wilmington, Delaware, received the first winter shipment of SSAB/Swedish Steel products on Dec. 10, 2018. The arrival of the geared bulker, M.V. Amazoneborg, marked the 13th consecutive season that Swedish Steel has routed through Wilmington its high-quality steel plate, cold rolled steel sheets in coils, as well as its hot rolled steel sheets in coils.

Importing through GT USA Wilmington’s facility allows for continuity of supply to Midwestern customers normally serviced through Great Lakes ports. Once the Great Lakes are closed for navigation each winter, cargo is re-directed through the Port from December through March. The M.V. Amazoneborg carried over 11,600 tons of steel plate and coils, which is anticipated to be the first of eight shipments to Wilmington for the 2018-19 season.

M.V. Amazoneborg discharge operations Port of Wilmington, Delaware (12/12/18)

The Port of Wilmington is the first major marine terminal on the Delaware River and a key port of entry and logistics center for steel commodities. The Port’s ideal mid-Atlantic location with immediate interstate highway and Class 1 rail connectivity, along with an experienced labor pool, assures Swedish Steel product is efficiently received, stored and delivered expeditiously to valued receivers.

“GT USA is honored to once again serve our premier steel partner with the safe handling and distribution of superior grade steel to its geographically dispersed customer base,” said Eric Casey, the Port’s chief executive officer. “We are looking forward to another very successful season.”

Founded in 1923, the Port of Wilmington is a full service Mid-Atlantic seaport on the Delaware River strategically located to provide overnight access to 200 million North American consumers. Wilmington ranks as North America’s top banana port and the nation’s leading gateway for imports of fresh fruit and juice concentrates. The Port was one of the originally certified ‘360 Quality’ marine terminals in the United States, underscoring its high-quality handling standards for perishable cargo. An economic engine for the State of Delaware and the region, business activity at the Port creates over 5,900 family sustaining jobs and annually generates $436 million in business revenue, $409 million in personal income and $41 million in local taxes. The Port is operated by GT USA Wilmington, LLC.
Source: Gulftainer

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