Port Wilmington is a major Port and distribution center for liquid bulk petroleum products which are carried up the Delaware River by tanker vessels and tanker barges.

Buckeye PT Terminals L.P. owns and operates a state-of-the-art bulk petroleum terminal and storage depot at the Port. In 2009, Buckeye concluded a $72 million expansion project at their marine distribution facility at the Port of Wilmington and is now capable of handling and storing shipments of gasoline, ethanol, heating oil, fuel oil and many other types of petroleum products.

Every year Buckeye receives more than 1 million tons of liquid bulk petroleum products at their petroleum jetty on the Christina River