GT USA Wilmington, the US division of the global logistics company Gulftainer, has begun work on the initial set of major improvements at the Port of Wilmington and is on track to complete warehouse improvements and dock and crane rail extension on schedule in the coming months, announced Chief Executive Officer Eric Casey.
Extension of the dock and crane rail should be completed this summer at a cost of US$17 million. Also, in process is enhancing warehouse storage by increasing racking for palletized cargo and upgrading the roof to improve safety and security.
“In the coming months we’ll commence work to upgrade the cargo throughput capability from 350,000 TEUs to 600,00 TEUs and add capacity for roll-on roll-off cargo,” Casey said.
Casey was appointed CEO of GT USA Wilmington LLC in October. He earlier was vice president of Virginia International Terminals and an executive at Maersk Line. Casey spent 26 years with the U.S. Marine Corps, including roles in Special Operations, a National-Level Special Mission Unit and tours in Force Reconnaissance.
GT USA Wilmington, a subsidiary of Gulftainer, the world’s largest privately-owned independent port operator and logistics company based in the United Arab Emirates, signed a 50-year concession agreement in September 2018 to operate and expand the Port of Wilmington, Delaware, which has served shipping lines and customers since 1923.
As part of the concession agreement to expand the Port of Wilmington, Delaware, Gulftainer will invest significantly in the port and on a new container facility at DuPont’s former Edgemoor site. GT USA Wilmington also will establish a training facility at the development site specifically for the ports and logistics industries that is expected to train up to 1,000 people a year.