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Port of Wilmington operator GT USA Wilmington is turning to Goodwill’s Staffing Service to supplement seasonal jobs at the port.


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The state buyout of several residents near the Port of Wilmington is moving forward—after being delayed this spring because of the pandemic. 


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It’s been just over a year since the State of Delaware reached a 50-year lease agreement, turning over operation of the Port of Wilmington to GT USA, the American arm of global port operator Gulftainer. 

The deal was expected to bring additional revenue to the state while creating thousands of direct and indirect jobs as Gulftainer invests up to $700 million dollars to upgrade and expand the port.

Contributor Jon Hurdle looks at where port expansion plans are 14 months into the agreement, and the current outlook for the Port’s future.


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Residents of Pyles Lane, a street nestled between the Hamilton Park neighborhood and the Delaware River Industrial Park near the Port of Wilmington, have long complained of truck traffic related to the Port degrading their quality of life. 

 


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The vacant Elbert-Palmer Elementary School in Wilmington's Southbridge neighborhood is set to become a training center for Port of Wilmington workers. 

Port operator GT USA Wilmington, a subsidiary of global logistics company Gulftainer, has agreed to lease the building from the Christina School District.

 


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Sen. Tom Carper (D-Delaware) welcomed leadership from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to Port of Wilmington Monday.

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A new state law could help DelDOT enforce restrictions on truck traffic in residential areas.


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New Castle County continues to investigate solutions for two neighborhoods off Route 9 that are surrounded by heavy industry. 


Sophia Schmidt, Delaware Public Media

Residents of several roads along the Route 9 corridor near the Port of Wilmington have complained of truck traffic they say degrades their quality of life. 

 

One such street may get the opportunity to move.

 

 

  

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The company leasing the Port of Wilmington is starting to deliver promised improvements at the facility.

Sophia Schmidt, Delaware Public Media

An clean air advocate has some concerns about the slag grinding facility proposed for near the Port of Wilmington.

 


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Residents of Southbridge will press for more answers about a proposed slag grinding facility at a community meeting Saturday.


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Residents won a small victory in their ongoing opposition to a slag processing facility hoping to set up shop in Wilmington’s Southbridge neighborhood.

 


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This story was originally published Sept. 14, 2018.

 

New Castle County has finished surveying residents of two communities along Route 9 about environmental conditions in their neighborhoods— and whether they might ultimately want to relocate, if given the opportunity.


Jon Hurdle / Delaware Public Media

Elisia Downing has been a resident of Ellendale for only a few months but she’s already familiar with the challenges of living without clean water from the taps in the home she shares with her daughter.

Sophia Schmidt / Delaware Public Media

The agreement leasing operation of the Port of Wilmington to Emirati company Gulftainer is now official.


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Sen. Chris Coons said President Donald Trump is misusing his national security authority to impose tariffs.


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The federal government has signed off Delaware’s deal to lease the Port of Wilmington to Middle Eastern port operator Gulftainer.

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State lawmakers have given their blessing to a plan to put the Port of Wilmington in the hands of a private operator.

A resolution signing off on a $580 million deal with Gulftainer to lease the port for 50 years sailed through both chambers of the General Assembly Tuesday.

The Port of Wilmington board is recommending state lawmakers approve a 580 million dollar deal with port operator Gulftainer. 


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The Port of Wilmington’s board is set to debate an agreement to lease the port to a Middle Eastern shipping company next week. The deal could create thousands of more jobs in Delaware.


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Gov. John Carney announced Thursday the state has struck a deal to expand the Port of Wilmington.

 

Gulftainer Group has a preliminary agreement with Delaware to lease the port and construct a new container shipping facility at the former DuPont Edgemoor site on the Delaware River.

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The Trump Administration’s decision to impose tariffs on steel imports could have some effect on ports along the Delaware River, including the Port of Wilmington.


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Gov. John Carney (D-Delaware) plans to make education a top priority this year.


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For the eighth straight year, the first breakbulk shipment of Chilean winter fruit to arrive in the U.S. came through the Port of Wilmington.


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The State of Delaware is stepping up to help hurricane victims in Puerto Rico - launching a campaign to gather donated supplies to aid relief efforts there.


Port of Wilmington to seek outside investors

Feb 28, 2017
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State officials are once again looking for private investors to help bolster the Port of Wilmington as its infrastructure continues to age.

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The Diamond State Port Corporation is purchasing the Chemours Edge Moor site for $10 million.


Markell leads state delegation to Chile

Sep 26, 2016
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Gov. Jack Markell and other state officials are headed to Chile later this week to strengthen economic ties.

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A Black Lives Matter town hall Tuesday night focused on New Castle County port expansion proposals and employment opportunities they could present.

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