The Port of Wilmington is one of the largest entry points for Chilean fruit year round; it usually receives about 25 shiploads a year.
For the eighth year in a row, it received the first shipment of Chilean fruit to the U.S. for 2018. The shipment was stored in the refrigerated warehouse complex, one of the largest in North America, before being distributed to Canada and along the east coast.
“We are privileged, to once again serve our customers and trade partners in support of the timely distribution of the freshest available fruit to North American Consumers,” said Gene Bailey, the Port’s Executive Director in a Delaware Business Now article.
The Port of Wilmington managed approximately 14.1 million boxes of Chilean fruit from 2016 to 2017. It is one of four ports located throughout the Greater Philadelphia region.