New customer added to the Port of Wilmington
GT USA Wilmington recently welcomed the M/V PORTHOS carrying a cargo of glycerin from Malaysia for the Acme-Hardesty company to the Port of Wilmington, Delaware.
A new customer to the Port of Wilmington, Acme-Hardesty began operations more than 80 years ago. The company is one of the largest distributors of castor oils and derivatives, palm derivatives, preservatives and surfactants and renewable palm-based glycerin, fatty acids and fatty alcohols, a press note revealed.
The shipment of glycerin off loaded in Wilmington is utilized in the manufacturing of many product categories—hand sanitizers, personal care, cosmetics and cleaning products.
The cargo of glycerin had previously been shipped in containers, but due to continued challenges caused by the global shortage of containers, Acme-Hardesty transitioned to a bulk method of shipping to ensure they eliminated any delay in their supply to their customers.
“Partners like GT USA and Sardo and Sons have been incredible full-service partners who have shown to work seamlessly with Acme-Hardesty to be successful in our entry into break bulk,” remarked Matt Howle, Director, Supply Chain for Acme-Hardesty.
“We are delighted to welcome Acme-Hardesty to the Port of Wilmington and to be able to host their team to personally see these operations firsthand,” commented Joe Cruise, CEO, GT USA Wilmington.