From ferry boat business to international ship chandler, O.E. Durant’s business has a deep history in the maritime community. In 1901, Oscar A. DuRant assumed the general management of Wilmington, North Carolina’s local ferry boat business. The office was actually positioned out over the Cape Fear River, at the end of Market Street. As the local farmers were brining their merchandise to the docks for the ships to purchase, the business evolved into the ship supply business. In 1913, Oscar E. DuRant (son of Oscar A. DuRant) and a business partner named Anderson renamed the business to “ Anderson and DuRant, Ship Chandlers.”
Since the transition, there has been no stopping O.E. Durant. With more than 100 years of history and over 100 years of combined experience, O.E. DuRant stands ready to assist with any of your chandlery needs. Any time of the day, night, weekend or holiday, we are there to service your needs. Customer service is our number one priority.
We carry a full line of provisions, deck, engine, cabin, galley and bonded stores. Within our facility we have freezer, chill and dry storage space to meet your needs. We own two launch boats and a 20ft by 40ft deck barge which service the port of Wilmington, NC. With your supply order we will arrange for a free delivery along side of your vessel in the port of Wilmington, NC. We also own a fleet of delivery trucks to service your needs on the U.S east coast.