Port of Philadelphia

Port of Philadelphia

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.

31 Dec 2019
Ports on the US East Coast are expanding handling capacity and deepening harbors in anticipation of larger vessels and a continued shift in discretionary cargo away from the West Coast.
04 Nov 2019
The Port of Philadelphia is planning for an increase in rail cargo and refrigerated goods as it as it prepares to handle larger vessels when the dredging of the Delaware River is complete.
30 Oct 2019
The Port of Philadelphia hopes its new auto processing center will help the port compete for business with other major auto-moving ports, like New York-New Jersey, Baltimore, Brunswick, and Jacksonville.
12 Sep 2019
A shift in focus by the Tioga Marine Terminal (TMT) to handling forestry products five years ago has drawn enough business that the terminal and the Port of Philadelphia are now building a new $12 million, 100,000-square-foot warehouse to handle wood and paper products.
port of Savannah.
18 Jan 2019
A slew of upgrades, efficiency improvements, and new services are all aimed at boosting business.
Port of Philadelphia.
21 Dec 2018
The agreement comes three-and-a-half months after ILA members on both coasts resoundingly ratified a six-year master agreement to replace the one that expired Sept. 30.
Port of Philadelphia.
27 Nov 2018
With the completion of a dredging project by the end of the first quarter of 2019, the Port of Philadelphia will have the depth needed to attract larger ships with considerably more cargo — the first phase of a $300 million port upgrade.
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.
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.
01 May 2015
The Port of Philadelphia reported a year-over-year increase of 2.3 percent in its first-quarter volume of full and empty containers.
MSC container ship at the Port of Philadelphia
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.
30 Oct 2014
A group of Mexican produce and meat exporters are sold on the idea of starting weekly ocean service between the ports of Veracruz, Mexico, and Philadelphia, saying it would be faster, cheaper and provide better security and cargo integrity than current trucking routes.
23 Oct 2014
Aided by a Pennsylvania incentive program, Mediterranean Shipping Co. will continue to operate a direct service between North Europe and Boston and Philadelphia alongside its forthcoming 2M Alliance with Maersk Line.
01 Oct 2014
Development of Philadelphia's Southport Terminal Complex officially kicked off today as the Philadelphia Regional Port Authority released a Request for Expressions of Interest for the 200-acre site.