WILMINGTON, Del. - The Port of Wilmington has reached a five-year agreement with a Moroccan association of citrus growers and exporters, a move officials say will bring 89 new jobs.
The deal with Fresh Fruit Maroc was announced by Gov. Jack Markell on Tuesday. He says it means Delaware will continue to be the North American distribution hub for the group's clementines through 2017.
The deal includes 10 to 13 ship arrivals at the port each year. Shipments are expected to bring an annual volume of 35,000 metric tons of fruit.
The Port of Wilmington is the largest port in the U.S. for importing perishable cargo.
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