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Monday, October 27, 2008

Star News: Cruise ship docks in Wilmington

Cruise ship bring 1,400 passengers to Wilmington

On Monday October 27, 2008 the German cruise ship the AIDAaura made its maiden voyage to the Port of Wilmington.

READ MORE Star News complete coverage of the AIDAaura

North Carolina's Ports in Wilmington and Morehead City, plus inland terminals in Charlotte and the Piedmont Triad in Greensboro,  link the State's consumers, businesses and industry to world markets, and serve as magnets to attract new business and industry. Port activities contribute statewide to 85,000 jobs and $299 million each year in state and local tax revenues. The proposed NC International Terminal in Brunswick County and Port expansion projects in Morehead City and Wilmington will make North Carolina a key player in international trade, and multiply related jobs and economic impact in the state.

Top trading partners are China, Venezuela, Colombia, India, Germany, Indonesia, Italy, Korea, Taiwan, the United Kingdom and Turkey.
Primary exports
include fertilizer, woodpulp, forest products, general merchandise, food, chemicals and metal products.
Top imports
include forest products, chemicals, natural rubber, cement, scrap metal, steel, coal and general merchandise.


Karen Fox, Director of Communications (910)343-6491 (910)520-5745 Email

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