Port of Davisville - question 5 answers the question about the Port’s future

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Port of Davisville - question 5 answers the question about the Port’s future

Question Answered. In November 2016, Rhode Island voters approved “Question 5”, a $50 million bond measure for infrastructure projects at the Port of Davisville.

With the Question overwhelmingly answered, the biggest, small port in the US can now implement the critical $90 million modernization plan for Pier 2.

The Port of Davisville is part of the Quonset Development Corp’s (QDC) Quonset Business Park development. The QDC is a quasi-state agency – a “Special Purpose” subsidiary of the Rhode Island Department of Commerce.

The Port of Davisville is a unique success story. While it is expected that mega-ports like the Port of New York/New Jersey or the San Pedro ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles would occupy the top rung in many port-related categories, the Port of Davisville is in the top ten in vehicle handling in the US. With the bond question settled, the port is in position to continue rising up the ranks. In 2016, a record breaking 214,350 vehicles arrived by sea and another 40,870 by rail and truck. NORAD, the port’s auto processor, handled 258,740 vehicles and another 305 metric tons of project cargo (principally wind) in 2016…


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