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.
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.”