Port of Wilmington ranked 50th in the U.S.

The Port of Wilmington recently made its way to 50th in the nation, according to Global Trade Magazine.

The Port, which is known as a top destination for bananas, has an import/export tonnage of more than 10.5 million per year.

According to Delaware Business Now, the Port is a persistent source of good-paying blue collar jobs in a state where these careers are becoming increasingly obsolete.

In January, the Port 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. It is one of the largest entry points for Chilean fruit year round.