Map of the Area

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Delaware is centrally located on the East Coast of the United States between New York City and Washington DC, along both Interstate 95 and the Amtrak corridor. 

Delaware is bordered by the Atlantic Ocean and the Delaware Bay, as well as by the states of New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Maryland.  Delaware's location affords easy access to the major metropolitan areas of the Northeastern United States:  Washington DC, Philadelphia, Baltimore and New York are all within a two-hour drive.

Two-thirds of the U.S. population can be accessed within one day’s drive.

 


The Port of Wilmington, Delaware

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The Port of Wilmington, Delaware is a full-service deepwater port and marine terminal handling about 400 vessels annually with an annual import/export cargo tonnage of more than 5 million tons. 

Today Delaware's port is the busiest terminal on the Delaware River.  Located at the confluence of the Delaware and Christina Rivers, 65 miles from the Atlantic Ocean, the Port of Wilmington has been a major gateway for a wide variety of maritime cargoes and trade.

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The Delaware River and Bay as a whole is home to the fifth largest port complex in the United States in terms of total waterborne commerce. 

Every year, over 70 million tons of cargo move through the tri-state port complex, which includes the ports of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Camden, Gloucester City and Salem, New Jersey; and Wilmington Delaware.  It is the second largest oil port in the United States, handling about 85% of the East Coast's oil imports.

Cargo arriving in the Port of Wilmington alone is trucked throughout the country, as exhibited in the graphic to the right.