The Port of Wilmington , Delaware welcomes the first Swedish steel vessel for the 2018-19 winter season
Wilmington, DE – The Port of Wilmington, Delaware received the first winter shipment of SSAB/Swedish Steel products on the 10th of December. The arrival of the geared bulker, m/v Amazoneborg marked the 13th consecutive season that Swedish Steel has routed its high-quality steel plate, cold rolled steel sheets in coils, as well as its hot rolled steel sheets in coils through Wilmington.
Importing through GT USA Wilmington’s facility allows for continuity of supply to Midwestern customers, normally serviced through Great Lakes ports. Once the Great Lakes are closed for navigation each winter, cargo is re-directed through the Port for the period of December through March. The m/v Amazoneborg carried over 11,600 tons of steel plate and coils, which is anticipated to be the first of 8 shipments to Wilmington for the 2018-19 season.
The Port of Wilmington is the first major marine terminal on the Delaware River and a key port of entry and logistics center for various steel commodities. It’s ideal mid-Atlantic location with immediate interstate highway and Class 1 rail connectivity along with an experienced labor pool, assures Swedish Steel product is efficiently received, stored, and delivered expeditiously to valued receivers. “GT USA is honored, to once again serve our premier steel partner in support of the safe handling and distribution of superior grade steel to its geographically dispersed customer base,” said Eric Casey, the Port’s Chief Executive Officer. “We are looking forward to another very successful season”, he added.