Port of Philadelphia

The Port of Philadelphia is one of the biggest fruit and perishables ports in the United States thanks to its proximity to so much of the U.S. population and its location above the 39th parallel, below which U.S. importers are not typically allowed to import certain fruits and vegetables from Latin America because of fears over pests. The U.S. federal government is currently running a pilot program to allow imports of those perishables below that point on the map.

28 Nov 2016
A $12 million infusion of state money will help Philadelphia’s Tioga Marine Terminal continue nearly a half-century of adaptation to changes in shipping markets.
22 Nov 2016
Pennsylvania’s state government plans to provide about $300 million during the next four years to double capacity of the port’s main container terminal and to expand and improve vehicle-handling and breakbulk terminals.
Jeff Theobald will lead the Port of Philadelphia, pictured, as it develops an area known as Southport on the former Philadelphia Navy Yard.
21 Jul 2016
The Port of Philadelphia has appointed a new CEO.
24 Jun 2016
The Port of Philadelphia will accept the first shipment of cars from a new Kia facility in Mexico.
21 Jan 2016
The Philadelphia Regional Port Authority has issued a short list of potential developers of a marine terminal on 196 acres at the former Philadelphia Navy Yard.
11 Dec 2015
An advisory committee of 13 business, labor and government representatives has been appointed for the Port of Philadelphia.
24 Sep 2015
James T. McDermott Jr., executive director of the Philadelphia Regional Port Authority since 1994, said he will retire effective next April 15.
31 Aug 2015
If you judge the automotive market by the trade volumes handled by mid-Atlantic ports, Americans are buying imported cars at a torrid pace, and so are Arabs. With U.S. automobile sales up 4.5 percent year-over-year to more than 10 million units in the seven months through July, mid-Atlantic ports are enjoying strong imports. New and used-car exports, too, are flourishing.
Holt's Packer terminal, port of Philadelphia
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.
06 Aug 2015
The Port of Philadelphia, one of the fastest growing import ports in the U.S., is one step closer to building a cargo facility after it announced a request for qualifications.
05 Aug 2015
Eight ports on the U.S. East Coast made substantial gains in import market share in the first six months of 2015. A booming import market, West Coast diversions tied to the recent labor crisis, and port investments helped East and Gulf Coast ports edge out all but one of their West Coast counterparts.
Port of Philadelphia reefer handling
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.