WILMINGTON, DE - Senator Tom Carper celebrated a major improvement at the Port of Wilmington today, helping to inaugurate a new "Auto and RoRo" berth that makes it easier to load and unload automobiles at the Port of Wilmington. Making the Port of Wilmington a "world class destination for shipping and trade" was a priority for Carper during his two terms as Delaware's Governor. The design and implementation of the auto berth project began in 1999 with a $2 million allocation in the Fiscal Year 2000 Bond Bill. "The new auto berth will keep business at the port rolling. Delaware manufactures more cars per capita than any state in the country. The new berth moves us further along the road to becoming the major port of preference for shipping and receiving vehicles as well," Carper said. "Even before this improvement, the Port of Wilmington was recognized worldwide as a great place to import and export automobiles. Over the years, the Port of Wilmington has become a world-class shipping destination. This new berth is both added proof and another tool," Carper said.