Moroccan Citrus Shipment Breaks Record Volume
Port of Wilmington in Delaware received record-breaking volumes of a single shipment of Moroccan Citrus from Agadir, Morocco last week with more than 1.75 million boxes of cargo. The Port of Wilmington is notably recognized as North America’s number one banana port.
“We are honored that our customer entrusts us with the handling of such a large consignment of fresh clementines. This speaks volumes to the longstanding and productive relationship that we enjoy with Fresh Fruit Maroc,” said Eric Casey, the Port’s Chief Executive Officer.
This announcement follows an announcement and confirmation of $600 million expansion efforts taking place between the port and the UAE’s Gulftainer – known to be the world’s largest privately-owned independent port operator and logistics company.
Governer Carney commented on the expansion with Gulftainer in a press release from September:
“This historic agreement will result in significant new investment in the Port of Wilmington, which has long been one of Delaware’s most important industrial job centers. For decades, jobs at the Port have helped stabilize Delaware families and the communities where they live.”
“We look forward to making this agreement official on Tuesday, and I want to thank members of the General Assembly, the Diamond State Port Corporation, Gulftainer, and all of our partners who have helped make this agreement a reality.”