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PRPA Releases RFQ Document for Southport Marine Terminal Project

[ October 16, 2015   //   ]

The Philadelphia Regional Port Authority (PRPA) has released a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) document inviting interested parties in the private sector to take a preliminary step to become a partner with PRPA in the development of Southport, a project to establish one or more new maritime businesses along the Delaware River.  The RFQ is now available on PRPA’s website,, or via PRPA’s Procurement Department.

The PRPA Board of Directors will be overseeing the RFQ process, and shortly thereafter a Request for Proposals (RFP) process that together, port officials hope, will ultimately identify private sector partners to assist PRPA and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in developing the three parcels that comprise Southport.

Three waterfront sites collectively comprise the Southport complex: the Southport Marine Terminal site (119 acres); Southport West (75 acres) and the Pier 124 North Berth, a 1,132-foot finger pier.  The Southport RFQ and RFP processes have been crafted to encourage a full range of maritime commerce cargo opportunities.  With the Commonwealth’s support, PRPA has already completed substantial pre-construction and permitting work at the sites, in anticipation of private development.