To the editor: According to the Brunswick County tax assessor’s office, the N.C. Ports Authority owns 594 acres of land on the Lower Cape Fear River next to the city of Southport that is intended for use as an international port container terminal.
Of those 594 acres, 348 acres are treated by the tax assessor as marsh.
The N.C. Ports Authority consultants’ report has figures on required space for container terminals based on other existing and planned terminals.