November 17 - The first of four vessels carrying General Electric wind turbine blades arrived at the Port of Wilmington last week onboard Intermarine's Industrial Freedom.

Between November 10 and early December, some 264 blades will be discharged at the then distributed to land-based wind farms in the mid-Atlantic region.

This is the second consecutive year GE has picked the Port of Wilmington as a discharge port for the region, saidGene Bailey, executive director of the Diamond State Port Corp.

Bailey also credited the support the port has received from Delaware's departments of Transportation and Public Safety and Homeland Security, which facilitate truck permitting and police escort services for the movement of these large components through the state to their final destination.