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25 April 2018 The on-line newspaper devoted to the world of transports 18:27 GMT+2



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The group emiratino Gulftainer signs a preliminary agreement for the management of the port American of Wilmington

The Middle Eastern privately-owned company will be engaged to invest beyond 580 million dollars

The terminalista group emiratino Gulftainer will operate according to container a terminal in the United States. After to have signed in a 2014 contract in order to manage through branch GT the USA the Canaveral Cargo Terminal (CCT) of the port of Port Canaveral, in Florida(on 24 June 2014), the Middle Eastern group has now reached a preliminary agreement with the State of the Delaware in order to obtain the management for 50 years of the port of Wilmington. Currently the American port of call is under the administration of the state government who manages it through Diamond State Port Corporation (DSPC). The understanding includes also the engagement to construct to a new container terminal on the Delaware river and to increase the places of work in port meaningfully.

In particular, the preliminary understanding previews that, besides to pour to the State of the Delaware the amount of interests calculated on the volume of traffic of the goods enlivened from the port of Wilmington, figure that previews will go up gives about six million dollars in 2018 to 13 million dollars in 2027, GT the USA invests within 2027 more than 580 million dollars, included about 410 million dollars in order to construct to a new container terminal in the site of Edgemoor, with work to begin itself in 2022. The area of Edgemoor is situated to north of the port American and is acquired beyond a year makes from the DSPC in order to use it which area of expansion of the harbour activities. As for the assurances on the occupation, GT the USA will be engaged to that the number of the harbour workers who join to the International Longshoremen's Association does not come down under the current level.

"In order much time - the governor of the Delaware has declared, John Carney - the port of Wilmington has been source of places of work very which paid salary to that they have assured pr0sperity to the families and the quarters in which they live in the Delaware. To create a greater number of these places of work is fundamental for the economic success of our State and the preliminary agreement that we have negotiates promises new meaningful investments in the port that will increase the opportunities of job in the years to come".

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