More port projects on the way to support future growth

N.C. Ports’ container business has grown 61 percent, year over year to date, according to Paul Cozza, executive director of N.C. Ports.

To keep up with that growth, Cozza said port officials are looking into additional projects, including deepening the Cape Fear River and upgrading its container yard. The projects were part of the updates Cozza shared at a luncheon Friday hosted by the N.C. Foreign Trade Promotion Council.

Local leaders describe economic development efforts

Local leaders in business and economic development said connectivity between multiple organizations is a key asset to the region’s continued growth.

FTPC Adds RSM’s Charles Craft to Board

PRESS RELEASE — April 5, 2018 The Foreign Trade Promotion Council (FTPC) announced today that H. Charles Craft III, a partner with RSM US LLP( (“RSM”) is a new board member. RSM US LLP is the nation’s leading provider of audit, tax and consulting...

2018 North Carolina Ag Export Seminar

Are you a current agricultural exporter or interested in learning more about exporting? The 2018 NC Ag Export Seminar is your opportunity to network with industry professionals experienced in trade finance, logistics, documentation, international market research and...

Export Decline Drives Up Monthly Trade Deficit

March 13, 2018 Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Trade Report The U.S. trade deficit in goods and services increased 6.6 percent in January to $56.6 billion, the largest monthly shortfall in nearly a decade, according to trade statistics released by the Department of...

Imports and Exports Rise, Driving Increase in Monthly and Annual U.S. Trade Deficits

Wednesday, February 07, 2018 Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Trade Report The U.S. trade deficit in goods and services increased 5.4 percent in December and was up 12.1 percent from 2016 to 2017, according to trade statistics released Feb. 6 by the Department of Commerce....

Foreign Trade Zone: Signed, Sealed, Delivered

An expanded Foreign Trade Zone #214 is now an approved reality for eastern North Carolina. The U.S. Foreign Trade Zone Board has signed off on the application to expand the FTZ and change the zone from a traditional model to the newer, more flexible Alternative Site...

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UPS Opens Up Export Competition To Area Businesses

BY JENNY CALLISON UPS has launched a competition that could provide export assistance to area businesses interested in expanding to global markets. The $10,000 X-Port Challenge was announced this week by Wilmington’s Foreign Trade Promotion Council (FTPC), which is...

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$10,000 X-PORT CHALLENGE – Join Today !!!

The Foreign Trade Promotion Council (FTPC) is pleased to announce that one of our member companies, UPS, has launched a contest that will allow potential new exporters to get $10,000 in free export services from UPS. They will also get the chance to...

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Manufacturers Zero Waste Conference

March 22 & 23, 2016 Wilmington Convention Center, Wilmington, NC This two-day, peer-sharing conference will address a variety of zero waste-to-landfill programs, issues and challenges facing manufacturers and businesses in North Carolina, South Carolina and across the...

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Nafta at 20

Two decades ago the North American Free-Trade Agreement got off to a flying start. Then it stalled

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