Juice Concentrate

Delaware's seaport has been an important gateway and distribution center for chilled and frozen juice concentrates since the early 1980's and today ranks as the US largest juice port.

In 1984, Citrosuco Paulista, a division of the Fischer Group, a Brazilian leading orange juice producers and shippers, constructed a bulk orange juice concentrates off-loading and storage terminal at the Port of Wilmington. Further expansions in the early 1990's and in 2010 rank Citrosuco's facility at the Port as North America's largest bulk juice storage terminal with a total storage capacity of over 10 million gallons.

The company operates a fleet of four specialized tanker vessels that call Wilmington year-round carrying bulk frozen orange juice concentrate. In May 2010, Citrosuco merged with Citrovita and formed the world’s largest orange juice company.


Wilmington is an East Coast gateway and distribution center for shipments of Argentine apple and pear juice concentrate delivered on specialized refrigerated vessels.  The juice is stored at the Port's dock-side cold-storage warehouses, and distributed by refrigerated trucks and rail cars to apple juice processors throughout the United States.


Premier Juice receives imports of frozen orange juice concentrate (FCOJ) from Costa Rica at the Port of Wilmington.  


For more information contact John Haroldson, Manager, International Trade at 302-472-7822 or jharoldson@port.state.de.us.


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