James T. McDermott Jr., executive director of the Philadelphia Regional Port Authority since 1994, said he will retire effective next April 15.
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26 Aug 2015
Dredging of the 102.5-mile river channel to 45 feet is just one of many projects under way as Philadelphia and other Delaware River ports build new terminals that can handle various cargoes or rev up long-postponed plans for new terminals.
26 May 2015
After a double-digit gain in refrigerated container volume in the first quarter, the Port of Philadelphia is set to gain even more reefer traffic as a result of two new services to Latin America and possibly grab more U.S. East Coast market share.
11 Mar 2015
After a banner year for freight and an unexpected tax revenue boost, U.S. inland waterways could see shovels in the ground on a list of long-overdue projects in the coming year, helping shippers move their commodities more efficiently.
27 Feb 2015
A new incentive program for ocean carriers at Philadelphia could bring more than 1 million new containers through the city’s Delaware River terminals over the next five years, according to the Philadelphia Regional Port Authority.
29 Jan 2015
Container volume at the Port of Philadelphia jumped 22.2 percent last year as the port recorded its fifth consecutive year of double-digit growth in total cargo volume.
18 Nov 2014
The Philadelphia Regional Port Authority said it has received proposals from 16 potential investors in one or more parcels at Southport, a waterfront site where the port authority hopes to develop cargo-handling facilities.
03 Nov 2014
The Teamsters union won a representation election at a New Jersey FedEx Freight terminal Oct. 31, but called off another vote at a less-than-truckload terminal in Pennsylvania.
29 Oct 2014
The Port of Philadelphia is making a third try at getting its long-contemplated and long-postponed Southport terminal off the ground. The project, originally designed as a container terminal, may evolve into a multi-use terminal this time as the overseas market for petrochemical products refined locally from U.S. shale oil offers a new growth opportunity.