For the 11th time in the past 12 years, the Port of Davisville has broken its annual auto import record, this time on October 18, the earliest date ever. As of October 18, 242,568 automobiles have been imported in 2019, up from 241,851 in all of 2018. Quonset company NORAD has been a critical piece of this remarkable growth, overseeing the processing and distribution of hundreds of thousands of automobiles annually.
This record breaking auto import volume occurred while renovations at Pier 2 are on-going. The project is replacing the outer bulkhead with a new steel sheet and extending Pier 2 by 232 feet, creating a third berth for cargo ships to dock. The renovations are on track to be finished in early 2020, opening the door for further increases in auto imports.
“QDC is excited about the continued growth at the Port of Davisville even with the ongoing construction at Pier 2,” said QDC Managing Director Steven King. “We look forward to seeing continued growth at the Port once construction is complete.”