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NC State Ports Authority

2202 Burnett Boulevard
P.O. Box 9002
Wilmington, NC 28402
1-800-334-0682 | 910-763-1621

North Carolina's ports in Wilmington and Morehead City, plus inland terminals in Charlotte and the Piedmont Triad in Greensboro, link the state's consumers, businesses, and industry to world markets and serve as magnets to attract business and industry desiring access to these markets. Both ports offer handling and storage for bulk, breakbulk, and containerized cargo with access to interstate highways and class-one rail services. A 42-foot navigation channel has been completed to the Port of Wilmington, located 26 miles up the Cape Fear River. Morehead City sits on a 45-foot channel, four miles from the Atlantic Ocean.

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Globe Express Services

1800 Associates Lane, Suite E
P.O. Box 19407
Charlotte, NC 28219
704-357-3223 | 800-874-8827

Globe Express Services is a third party logistics provider specializing in U.S. trade with the Far East. Founded in 1974, they have grown to become a premier freight forwarder with employees, offices, and strategic partners around the world. A leader in IT-based cargo management, Globe offers a flexible suite of logistics products backed by outstanding customer service. iRADAR, their Web-enabled global logistics visibility and supply chain events management platform, was developed in-house to meet their clients' extensive information needs. By combining innovative logistics technology and world-class operational execution, Globe improves supply chain performance and provides greater shipment control.

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Virginia Port Authority

600 World Trade Center
Norfolk, VA 23510

The Virginia Port Authority is an agency of the Commonwealth of Virginia, reporting to the secretary of transportation. They are the state's leading agency for international transportation and maritime commerce, charged with operating and marketing the marine terminal facilities through which the shipping trade takes place. The agency owns four general cargo terminals—Norfolk International Terminals, Portsmouth Marine Terminal, Newport News Marine Terminal, and the Virginia Inland Port in Front Royal— which are operated by its affiliate, Virginia International Terminals, Inc.

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The Belk College of Business, UNC Charlotte

9201 University City Blvd.
Charlotte, NC 28223

UNC Charlotte has been educating future business leaders since the 1960s. Today, with more than 2,500 undergraduate students, 500 graduate students, 84 full-time faculty and more than 16,000 alumni, the Belk College of Business is one of the Carolinas' largest business programs. The Belk College of Business provides a broad range of excellent undergraduate and graduate educational programs that are relevant to business practice and ethics and foster economic development. The College strongly supports the University's research mission by encouraging the creation of new knowledge and its dissemination through publication, teaching and outreach activities. The College offers international programs that enhance educational opportunities for students and faculty.