North Carolina Ports

Port of Morehead City

Breakbulk and bulk facility just four miles from the Atlantic. And some of the deepest water on the East Coast.

Port of Morehead City

One of the deepest ports on the US East Coast, the Port of Morehead City is located just four miles from the Atlantic Ocean. The port handles both breakbulk and bulk cargo and is the second largest importer in the country for natural rubber.

As a leading exporter of phosphate, the Port of Morehead City features a dry-bulk facility with a 225,000-ton capacity warehouse and other open storage is available. A unique tax credit is available to North Carolina port users. 

Access to Interstates 95 and 40 is available via U.S. Highways 70 and 17 as well as train service from Norfolk Southern.

The Port of Morehead City continues to improve its facilities to meet customer needs. A 177,000-square foot warehouse is available to house high value commodities such as paper, steel, and lumber. This warehouse features 29-foot ceilings and easy access to ocean berths.

Radio Island

Radio Island is located across the Newport River from the Port of Morehead City. This site includes 150 acres suitable for port industrial development complete with municipal water and sewer.

For more information about the Port of Morehead City, download our fact sheet.

For more information on future development at the Port of Morehead City, see the "How we're changing" page.