WILMINGTON – Sen. Robert Marshall, D-Wilmington, and Rep. Charles Potter, D-Wilmington, are reminding Delawareans of a Diamond State Port Corporation public hearing that will include public discussion of a preliminary public-private agreement with Gulftainer Group, the world’s largest indepdent, privately-owned port operator.
Governor Carney recently announced the preliminary agreement, which includes investments of more than $500 million in the Port of Wilmington and a container facility near the former DuPont site in Edgemoor.
“As I’ve said for years, the Port of Wilmington is a cornerstone for blue collar middle class jobs and Delaware’s economy,” Marshall said. “I know that the governor shares that view, and I applaud him and Sec. Bullock for their work to attract investment in the Port. While I’m encouraged by the preliminary framework of this agreement, the General Assembly – and, just as importantly, the public – still need to give their input on this decision, which could set the tone for Delaware’s economy over the next half-century.”
Marshall and Potter recently penned a letter urging the Governor and the Diamond State Port Corporation to convene a public hearing to allow public comment on any public-private agreement at the state-owned Port of Wilmington.
The hearing will take place in the Chase Center on the Wilmington Riverfront’s Christiana Room on Friday, April 6 at 10:45 a.m.