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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Quonset's Employee of the Month is Doug Charest! Doug was unanimously nominated by the Water Department for his outstanding work ethic and quick response to three recent main water breaks and two wastewater repairs. Doug is always willing to step up and go the extra mile!

QDC's Chelsea Siefert is this year's @ProvBusNews Government Woman to Watch! Chelsea is a dedicated public servant whose work to attract new business and manage Quonset's largest infrastructure projects makes Rhode Island a better place for all of us. Congratulations, Chelsea!


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