Thousands of Autos Arrive in One Day


Quonset’s Port of Davisville continues to thrive as one of North America’s Top Ten auto importers, driving jobs and tax revenue for Rhode Island.

On September 12, two NYK Line ships – the Capricornus Leader and the Oceanus Leader – arrived at the Port and offloaded more than 5,000 brand-new Subaru vehicles. The cars were then processed and customized by Quonset company North Atlantic Distribution (NORAD) before being sent out to dealerships across the Northeast.

Major expansions at the Port of Davisville will allow for continued growth in the auto import industry while positioning the port as a hub for offshore wind in the North Atlantic. QDC has already completed nearly $100 million of the total $234 million investment envisioned by the Port of Davisville Master Plan. This includes the reconstruction of Pier 1 (built in 1941) so that auto imports can continue, while a new multi-purpose pier will soon be constructed to service offshore wind projects. Reconstruction of Pier 2, pictured above, was completed in 2022.

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Great to celebrate last week’s groundbreaking with the Rhode Island Air National Guard, @SenJackReed, @Rep_Magaziner & @ChrisCallahanRI.

Quonset will deliver a world-class facility worthy of the men and women of the 143rd Airlift Wing and their mission.

Joined @RINationalGuard to break ground on the new 143rd Airlift Wing Headquarters. I was proud to secure $46M to build a state-of-the-art HQ at Quonset Air Base that will help @143dAW improve training & readiness for our pilots & crews as they carry out critical missions.

Quonset is the proud home of the 143rd Airlift Wing of the Rhode Island Air National Guard.

Today, QDC Managing Director Steven J. King joined @SenJackReed, @Rep_Magaziner, @ChrisCallahanRI and local leaders to celebrate the groundbreaking of their new Quonset headquarters!


Quonset company @EdesiaNutrition received a remarkable gift this holiday season — $137 million from the Bezos family.

These funds will double Edesia's lifesaving efforts and allow their team to feed 10 million children around the world each year.

"It would be an understatement to say that we're excited for what the future holds for offshore wind and clean energy here in the Ocean State." -- @GovDanMcKee

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