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Swedish Steel uses Port of Wilmington through the winter


The Port of Wilmington has received the first winter shipment of SSAB/Swedish Steel products on Dec. 10. The arrival marked the 13th consecutive season that Swedish Steel has routed through Wilmington its high-quality steel plate, cold rolled steel sheets in coils, as well as its hot rolled steel sheets in coils.

SSAB/Swedish Steel noted that the Port of Wilmington allows for continuity of supply to Midwestern customers, normally serviced through ports along the Great Lakes. These ports close over the winter, and Wilmington provides a crucial substitute.

The M.V. Amazoneborg carried over 11,600 tons of steel plate and coils, which is anticipated to be the first of eight shipments to Wilmington for the 2018-19 season.

The Port of Wilmington is the first major marine terminal on the Delaware River and a key port of entry and logistics center for steel commodities.

“GT USA is honored to once again serve our premier steel partner with the safe handling and distribution of superior grade steel to its geographically dispersed customer base,” said Eric Casey, the Port’s chief executive officer. “We are looking forward to another very successful season.”

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