By Amy Cherry 4:30pm, August 30, 2013The cash-strapped Port of Wilmington gets a federal grant to put towards some much-needed repairs.
$10 million from the U.S. Department of Transportation will go towards rehabbing a wharf that dates back to 1923. The wharf serves two critical general cargo berths at the port and will cost more than $13 million.
The Diamond State Port Corporation will fund the remaining cost of the project not covered by the grant.
The widening of cargo berths is key to the state's agreement with Dole to keep the fruit giant from jumping to a neighboring port in New Jersey.
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