New CEO for PRPA

The Philadelphia Regional Port Authority Board of Directors has selected global transportation executive Jeff Theobald as PRPA’s new CEO. Theobald, who served most recently as the president and CEO for Ports America Outer Harbor Terminal, LLC, replaces James T. McDermott, Jr., who retired from PRPA in April.  Theobald will assume his new duties in August. “Jeff Theobald is a seasoned maritime industry executive with a proven track record,” said Gerard H. ... [+]

PRPA conducts inbound Mexico trade mission; promotes new shipping service

The Philadelphia Regional Port Authority (PRPA) reveals that it is experiencing positive developments and generating useful leads as a result of a recent three-day seminar-style trade mission to help grow trade between Pennsylvania, the US Northeast, Canada and Mexico, via the new SeaLand Atlantico Service, which calls at the Port’s ... [+]

Governor Wolf Announces Next Step in Port of Philadelphia Development

Governor Tom Wolf announced on January 20 that the Philadelphia Regional Port Authority (PRPA) has developed a shortlist of potential developers for the Southport Marine Terminal Complex at the Port of Philadelphia. This achievement marks a major milestone in the governor’s strategic plan for sustained management, maintenance, and development of ... [+]

New Shipping Service from Mexico to Port of Philadelphia Commences in February

Just in time for the holidays, Holt Logistics Corp. and the Philadelphia Regional Port Authority (PRPA) announced they have secured new shipping service to the Packer Avenue Marine Terminal in South Philadelphia that will link directly with burgeoning port operations on the Gulf of Mexico.  SeaLand, the intra-Americas regional ocean ... [+]

PRPA Conducts Briefings on Southport Development

The Philadelphia Regional Port Authority (PRPA) is conducting a series of informational briefings for the general public on its Southport development project, which aims to significantly expand the Port of Philadelphia’s operations. Two informational briefings will be held December 8 and 9 and will facilitate open communication about Southport and how ... [+]

PRPA Releases RFQ Document for Southport Marine Terminal Project

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 ... [+]

James T. McDermott, Jr., PRPA Executive Director, Announces Retirement

James T. McDermott, Jr., executive director of the Philadelphia Regional Port Authority (PRPA), is retiring from PRPA on April 15, 2016. At that time, he will have served at PRPA for 25 years, almost 21 years of that as its executive director. McDermott joined PRPA as its Chief Counsel in 1991. ... [+]

Philadelphia Regional Port Authority holds informational briefing on its Southport Project

In anticipation of the release of a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) on September 23, Philadelphia Regional Port Authority (PRPA) Chairman Jerry Sweeney and officials of PRPA held an informational briefing on its Southport Project at a meeting space on the Delaware River waterfront earlier today.  In the audience were about ... [+]

PRPA Reports Significant Progress at Southport

The Philadelphia Regional Port Authority (PRPA) reports that significant progress is being made at the Southport Marine Terminal Complex. Southport is the first major expansion of the Port of Philadelphia in over 50 years. A Request for Qualifications (RFQ), the next step in selecting one or more private-sector partners to develop the ... [+]

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