Numerous wharves are situated along the river banks from 6 miles above the mouth and upstream.

Eight (8) private jetties for oil tankers provide depths alongside between 9.7 m and 12.2 m (32'-40').

Eight (8) private jetties and wharves with depths from 8 m - 13.7 m (26'-45') handle various kinds of dry and liquid bulk cargoes: ammonia, asphalt, cement, chemicals, creosote, fertilizers, liquid sugar, molasses etc.

There are three (3) open berths, four (4) berths at warehouses, and four (4) berths serve a modern container terminal at the S end of the wharf. Total nine (9) berths.

Ocean bar channel depth of 44 ft. M.L.L.W. and width of 500 ft.
Inside harbor channel depth of 42 ft. M.L.L.W. and width of 500 ft.
Anchorage/turning basin depth of 42 ft. M.L.L.W. and diameter of 1,200 ft.
Depth of 38 ft. M.L.L.W., at berths 1 and 2; 42 ft. M.L.L.W. at berths 3 through 9
Minimum air draft in channel of 164 ft.


Anchorage / Turning basin depth 42 ft. (MLLW), diameter 1,200 ft.

• Nine berths with 6,768 ft. of wharf frontage
• Berths with contiguous open apron areas up to 300 ft. wide
• Open storage dry bulk facilities which can transfer up to 800 tons per hour
• Covered dry bulk facilities with import conveyor systems for grain and other bulk cargo capable of handling up to 1,000 tons per hour
• Well-lighted terminal and 24-hour security provided by North Carolina State Port Police
• C-TPAT Certification # - 47705791
• Concrete pile wharf and deck construction with berth fronted by rubber fender system
• Berth deck heights average 12 ft. above M.L.L.W.
• 150 additional acres available for development

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