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COOL CARGOES THE JOURNAL OF COMMERCE 29 exports of sweet potatoes, pork and poul- try will drive new records for the 2015-16 fiscal year. The state is a top producer of the three commodities, which are natural fits for the Port of Wilmington's new cold stor- age facility currently under construction. Greg Fennel, chief commercial offi- cer of the North Carolina State Ports Authority, said the food staples are part of a growth strategy outlined by the port authority. Perishable shipments also benefit from quick turn times, another advantage the port authority is promoting to beneficial cargo owners. "We are a congestion-free port," Fennell said. "In the industry as a whole, lots of ports are congested. We have some of, if not the best, turn times. THE POWER OF PERISHABLES Discover what over 20 leading shipping lines already know: the fastest, most efficient course for perishables flows through Port Everglades. We're Florida's leading seaport in containerized cargo shipments, including handling nearly HALF of all refrigerated containers statewide. On-port cold storage facilities — and new opportunities for South America-to-South Florida fruit importing — gets produce to market faster, fresher and more efficiently by eliminating 2,000 miles and up to six days of transit time to Florida markets. Put the power of Florida's leading perishables port to work for you. Visit us at or call 800-421-0188. PEG625_JournalCommerce_Perish_HP_01mech.indd 1 10/5/15 2:15 PM

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