Port of Davisville Points
May 2016

About the Port   

The Port of Davisville is Rhode Island's only public port and the premiere gateway to markets throughout New England.  Strategically located near the mouth of Narragansett Bay, Davisville offers four berths and five terminals with nearly 60 acres of laydown and terminal storage.  Davisville is one of the top ports for auto imports and frozen seafood in North America.  The port generates about $333 million in business output within the State of Rhode Island, over 1,500 jobs, over $97 million in household income, and $27 million in state and local taxes.
Port Facilities
4,500 linear feet of
berthing space
Two piers (each 1,200 feet in length) and bulkhead
32 feet controlling depth - mean low water (MLW)
Intermodal container services and nearly 60 acres of laydown area

No Harbor Maintenance Fee 
Contact Us

For more information on shipping freight through the Port of Davisville, please contact:

Evan Matthews, Port Director
Quonset Development Corporation

+01 (401) 295-0044 ext. 237

95 Cripe Street,
North Kingstown, RI 02852
Rhode Island's Largest Windmill Shipment Ever Arrives at Davisville

More than 2,600 tons of windmill components were delivered to the Port of Davisville last week.
While Quonset's Port of Davisville has been one of the Top Ten auto-importers in North America for several years, the Port has also been pursuing additional shipping opportunities.  Last week, Rhode Island's largest shipment of wind turbines ever arrived at the Port. The ten windmills, including more than 30 tower pieces, 30 blades, ten nacelles, and ten generators - totaled more than 2,600 tons of cargo. All were unloaded at the Port within three days.

The developer of the windmills, Wind Energy Development, is leasing an open parcel of land within the Quonset Business Park before erecting them in the towns of Coventry, RI and Portsmouth, RI.  Having additional space for the staging and storage of deliveries of this magnitude is a key selling point to shippers.

Over the past few years the port's specialty cargo business has steadily increased as users have shipped land-based windmills, timber piles, sonar equipment and other products to the Port.

To see more pics of the windmills being unloaded at the Port, click here.

Port of Davisville Takes Active Role
in Smart Ocean Planning 
  U.S. Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse recently met with ocean stakeholders from the Northeast, including Port of Davisville Director Evan Matthews (center).
The Port of Davisville is Rhode Island's only public port and a major engine of economic activity for the state.  According to a recent analysis, the businesses there accounted for about $333 million in business output within the State of Rhode Island, over 1,500 jobs, and over $97 million in household income, and $27 million in state and local taxes.

Evan Matthews, Director of the Port of Davisville, recently visited Washington, DC along with 30 other stakeholders to speak with Congress and the Administration about the benefits of the Northeast regional ocean planning efforts currently underway.  Participants met with 27 Senate and House offices, including meetings with Senator Sheldon Whitehouse, Congressman Jim Langevin, Congressman David Cicilline and staff from Senator Jack Reed's office.  The group also met with the National Ocean Council at the White House.
Matthews said the message was simple, "Ocean planning is moving forward and has real benefits to states and industries.  It provides a seat at the decision-making table for ocean users across the region and seeks to proactively identify ocean uses and resolve conflicts before they become problematic."

To learn more about the effort to 'Keep the Oceans Working,' click here.   
Rhode Island Takes Center Stage
at 2016 National Conference
  Port Director Evan Matthews (left)
participates in a breakout session at the
2016 WERC Conference in Providence, RI.
Close to 1,100 senior-level warehousing, logistics and supply chain professionals are meeting in Providence, RI this week for the Warehousing Education and Research Council's (WERC) 39th Annual Conference for Logistics Professionals.  As a leading driver of Rhode Island's economy, with more than 200 companies, nearly 11,000 jobs, and being home to one of the Top 10 auto importers in North America, the Quonset Development Corporation and the Port of Davisville are playing a key role in supporting the event.   

On the opening day of the conference, the Port of Davisville's Director, Evan Matthews, participated in a breakout session entitled, "Strategic Port Investments: Enhancing Supply Chain Productivity and Efficiency."  The panel included key executives from the American Association of Port Authorities - as well as from the Ports of Davisville, Long Beach, New York and New Jersey.  It focused on strategies for increasing terminal productivity, including both regional and national investment initiatives of key interest to both supply chain managers and warehousing professionals.

The WERC Conference allows leading logistics professionals to share industry-specific ideas and strategies to improve processes and operations in a variety of industries such as retail, healthcare / pharmaceutical and manufacturing.  The QDC and Commerce RI were joint sponsors of the facility tours offered at the conference, including a visit to Ocean State Job Lot world headquarters.  To learn more about WERC and the 2016 Conference, click here.