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.

Reefer boxes stacked.
25 Oct 2018
At issue is an effort by port employers to have deskbound longshoremen monitor the temperature of each reefer twice a day to ensure that it is at the correct temperature, instead of longshoremen physically walking up to each box, checking, and documenting the temperature on an iPad.
Port of Philadelphia.
31 Aug 2018
The union said the Ports of Delaware River Marine Trade Association's latest offer was unacceptable because it did not address three main staffing issues.
Port of Philadelphia.
18 May 2018
The International Longshoremen’s Association (ILA) has been battling non-ILA competition at Delaware River terminals for more than two decades. Jim Paylor, president of Local 1566, said non-ILA unions have kept down wages, among other ramifications.
Port of Philadelphia.
05 Apr 2018
The port’s deployment in May of two new cranes at the port’s only container terminal, Packer Avenue Marine Terminal, and the opening of an extended berth that will enable the port to handle three super post-Panamax vessels at once are the first parts of the expansion.
Port of New York and New Jersey.
20 Mar 2018
This is the fourth Nor'easter — a large snow storm that travels up the northeast coast — to affect the Boston-Washington corridor in the last month.
11 Dec 2017
APL was No. 13 on the trans-Atlantic trade in the first three quarters.
01 Jun 2017
The Port of Philadelphia by the end of the year could be hosting ships of up to 14,400 TEU.
17 May 2017
Nearly half of the fastest-growing North American ports were outside the United States.
08 Feb 2017
A winter storm has forced the Port of New York and New Jersey to close Thursday while other US Northeast ports hope to remain open.
31 Jan 2017
The Port of Philadelphia is taking aim at discretionary cargo moving through northeastern competitors.
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.