Container Services

Wilmington is a modern full-service marine terminal and stevedore offering a full range of container terminal capabilities. The Port has four (4) 50-ton capacity container cranes as well as a 100-ton capacity mobile harbor crane (with cycling capability of 35 containers per hour), plus container yard handling equipment such as “top picks” and transtainers.

Over 50 acres of container storage space are available to serve the Port’s two container carriers, Dole Fresh Fruit Company and Great White Fleet, Ltd. All equipped with reefer plugs, TIR Gate facilities and warehouses for stuffing, stripping and “swing loading” of containerized freight.

Weekly container service between Wilmington and Central American ports is offered by Dole Ocean Cargo Express and Great White Fleet Ltd. Northbound service for refrigerated cargoes is also offered by Dole and Chiquita, utilizing their modern full container vessels.

In addition, Global Reefers provides containerized service to and from Chile between December and April.

Port Wilmington currently handles ~215,000 TEUs/year

Dole company container at Port Wilmington.