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.
17 Sep 2014
The Philadelphia Regional Port Authority is seeking “expressions of interest” from potential developers of Southport, a 200-acre Delaware River waterfront site where a container terminal had been planned.
Vehicles in ro-ro carrier
31 Aug 2014
North American vehicle production is on the rise amid strong demand for vehicles in the NAFTA countries and foreign markets.
The fastest-growing U.S. port in terms of containerized imports in the first half of 2014 was the Port of Savannah.
05 Aug 2014
Marginal changes in container imports market share show U.S. East Coast ports slowly took business away from their West Coast competition in the first half of 2014.
25 Jul 2014
Container volume at the Port of Philadelphia jumped 29 percent during the first half of the year, aided by two new services and a continuing shift of breakbulk to containers for shipments of imported fruit.
Port of Philadelphia
27 Nov 2013
Bermuda Container Line will shift its U.S. port call from Elizabeth, N.J., to Philadelphia in the first quarter of 2014, The Royal Gazette reports.
Cranes at the Port of Oakland
20 Nov 2013
Container volumes handled by U.S. West Coast ports grew more than three times faster than those at East Coast ports in the first eight months of the year, as lingering effects of last year’s labor negotiations and computer problems at one of the biggest terminals in the Port of New York and New Jersey dragged down overall throughput growth.
20 Aug 2013
International Longshoremen’s Association President Harold Daggett and other ILA officials met with employer representatives Tuesday in an effort to reach agreement on a local contract covering about 1,650 dockworkers in the Port of Virginia.
CMA CGM container ship at the Port of Philadelphia
02 Aug 2013
The planned two-berth terminal at Southport in South Philadelphia, which will have an estimated cost of $300 million to $400 million, will have a target capacity of 750,000 20-foot-equivalent container units annually when fully built out. Together with the 450,000-TEU Packer Avenue Marine Terminal, Southport will give the Port of Philadelphia total capacity of some 1.2 million TEUs.
truck access bridge, Paulsboro, N.J.
02 Aug 2013
South Jersey Port Corp. is building a large new bulk and breakbulk terminal on two brownfield sites totaling 180 acres where a BP liquid bulk terminal and a Dow Chemical plant once stood.
26 Jul 2013
NEW YORK — The executive director of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey defended the agency’s bridge and tunnel toll increases and said toll revenue is not being diverted to the over-budget World Trade Center rebuilding or other port authority real estate projects.
Total cargo traffic rose 13.6 percent from January to June.
22 Jul 2013
The Port of Philadelphia handled 168,820 20-foot-equivalent units in the first half of 2013, jumping 24 percent from 135,656 TEUs handled during the first half of 2012.
A dredge vessel works to deepen the Delaware River’s main channel during the early phases of the Delaware River Main Channel Deepening Project.
13 Jun 2013
The Delaware River Main Channel Deepening Project is now about 60 percent finished, following the completion of Reach D, an 11-mile stretch of the Delaware River’s main shipping channel in Delaware...
Gov. Corbett welcomes Horizon Lines to Port of Philadelphia.
19 Apr 2013
Horizon Lines has relocated its U.S. Northeast port of call from Elizabeth, N.J., to the Packer Avenue Marine Terminal at the Port of Philadelphia.
26 Mar 2013
Rickmers-Linie will expand its service at the Port of Philadelphia with the addition of a westbound service connecting Asia, South America and North America...
07 Mar 2013
Horizon Lines will shift its Northeast U.S. port call for its Puerto Rico service from Elizabeth, N.J., to Philadelphia’s Packer Avenue Terminal.
Cargo handling at the Port of Philadelphia
11 Feb 2013
The Port of Philadelphia handled 4.4 million metric tons of cargo in 2012, a 10.4 percent increase compared with 4.0 million metric tons handled in 2011.
06 Nov 2012
CSX Transportation shippers with intermodal shipments destined for the Port of New York and New Jersey but diverted to mi
lemons
06 Nov 2012
The Argentinian ambassador to the United States is optimistic that the decade-long U.S. ban on lemons from his country will end next year.
02 Nov 2012
Maersk Line is diverting container ships that were scheduled to call at the hurricane-battered Port of New York and New J
Sandy nearing landfall
29 Oct 2012
Seaports from New York to Virginia remained closed Monday as the Northeast and the mid-Atlantic braced for the huge hurricane that was slowly turning west and menacing the coastline.
29 Oct 2012
As Hurricane Sandy approaches landfall on the East Coast, truckers should use extreme caution in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast — or simply stay off the road.
19 Mar 2012
A multimillion-dollar damage lawsuit against the International Longshoremen’s Association for an illegal work stoppage at the Port of New York and New Jersey has been dismissed and the dispute s
18 Jan 2012
The Port of Philadelphia in 2011 saw container traffic rise 6.7 percent year-over-year and auto shipments skyrocket 85 percent in the same period.
15 Aug 2011
Two longshore workers were killed in work accidents at Packer Avenue Marine Terminal in Philadelphia and Maher Terminals in Port Newark, N.J.
04 Feb 2011
Container throughput at terminals in the Port of Philadelphia increased 18 percent in 2010 to 264,059 20-foot equivalent units, compared to the 222,900 TEUs handled in 2009, the Philadelphia Regional
24 Jan 2011
Hamburg Sud North America, joining the push by ocean carrier to narrow equipment services, said Monday it will stop providing chassis to shippers moving containers with merchant's haulage through Phil
19 Nov 2010
In a big legal victory for the Port of Philadelphia, a federal judge says the Army Corps of Engineers can proceed with plans to dredge 102 miles of the Delaware River to provide the port with a 45-foo
21 Oct 2010
The Philadelphia Regional Port Authority authorized a 50-year lease on Wednesday to be made final with the Delaware River Stevedores and Hyundai Merchant Marine to develop the new Southport container
11 Oct 2010
When pickets from Philadelphia locals of the International Longshoremen’s Association shut down operations at container terminals in the Port of New York and New Jersey last month, they said the
11 Oct 2010
For several years now, the risk of labor unrest has had a seemingly intractable place in decisions by carriers and shippers over the direction of import flows: The West Coast, with a tough-talking uni
29 Sep 2010
The two-day work stoppage at all six container terminals in the Port of New York and New Jersey spared the Port of Baltimore despite calls by the Philadelphia chapter of the International Longshoreman
03 Aug 2010
The first of seven roll-on, roll-off vessels scheduled to call at the Port of Philadelphia this month arrived late Monday to deliver Hyundai and Kia vehicles from South Korea.