Posted on July 23, 2012 at 9:27 AM
WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) -- There is no support for building a new container port in Brunswick County from either of North Carolina's gubernatorial candidates.
The StarNews of Wilmington reports Monday that, if elected, neither Democrat Walter Dalton nor Republican Pat McCrory would pursue building a new container port on the Cape Fear River.
Lt. Gov. Dalton says there's no support for the idea from the federal government, the state's congressional delegation or the state Legislature. He says the project would cost $6 billion and take years to complete.
McCrory says the marketplace doesn't support a new port. He also wonders why the state has spent $30 million to buy land near Southport for the terminal without first completing a feasibility study on the project.