Enviva’s Port of Wilmington terminal on the Cape Fear River ensures the safety, reliability, and quality of our product and can host a wide variety of vessels, up to a 42 foot draft. The Port can receive, store, and load wood pellets for export and serves as the shipment point for woody biomass fuels manufactured at the nearby Sampson County facility as well as third-party wood pellets. The terminal can receive pellets by truck and rail, and sends out shipments of pellets via cargo ship one to three times a month.
The Port’s strategic location decreases transportation time and costs through the entire supply chain which greatly benefits customers. It enables Enviva to precisely control its product from forest to ship. The Wilmington terminal’s first ship loaded in December 2016.
Enviva Port of Wilmington has two wood pellet storage domes with capacities of 45,000 metric tons each. These domes have systems for continuously monitoring and controlling temperature as well as fire detection and suppression. They can also withstand hurricanes and winds of up to 300+ MPH and an 8+ Richter scale earthquake.