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Wood pellet manufacturer Enviva and the Port of Wilmington, NC partner to export wood pellets

The skyline at the North Carolina State Ports Authority marine terminal facility in the City of Wilmington has taken on a different look of late. It now features two white domes that are part of the newly developed bulk cargo storage and loading facility. The new system will be able to receive, store and load export wood pellets. The expected export throughput will total over one million tons per year.

When completed, the facility, expected to cost over $35 million, will share the port’s major marine terminal on property that is an extension of the marginal wharf and general cargo and container facilities already in place. The wood pellet terminal with receiving, storage and ship loading complexes, will include the domes, a conveying system leading to the existing but newly renovated dock and a ship loader. The bulk terminal is expected to be completed and is slated to begin operations late this year.

The State Port and wood pellet manufacturer and exporter Enviva have not officially released the opening date of the facility. When the facility is operational, wood pellets will be brought to the port by both truck and rail transportation. It is anticipated that the rail link will handle approximately 60% of the total volume of one million tons with the remainder of the product arriving by truck. All truck deliveries will be processed through the Port Authority’s gate system, prior to being received and unloaded at the Enviva domes

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