PhilaPort, Wan Hai Lines to relieve East Coast congestion

In a development that is expected to dramatically expand trade between Pennsylvania and Asia, PhilaPort recently welcomed the arrival of the vessel Wan Hai 315 to the Packer AvenueMarine Terminal.“The arrival of Wan Hai Lines’ Asia – America 9 (AA9) Service gives shippers a better alternative for trading with Asia. More broadly, it will help alleviate US East Coast port congestion,” said Jeff Theobald, Executive Director and CEO of PhilaPort.The ... [+]

PhilaPort Breaks Ground on New Near-Dock Warehouse [+]

PhilaPort Container Volumes Grow Despite Pandemic Recession

Container volumes through PhilaPort’s Packer Avenue Marine Terminal are up 5%. The Port of Philadelphia continues to sustain its eight-month surge and remains the only U.S. East Coast port to grow cargo volumes during the COVID-19 pandemic. “We are extremely proud of our results,” said Jeff Theobald, Executive ... [+]

PhilaPort, Glovis America Celebrate Official Opening of Southport Auto Terminal

PhilaPort officially opened its first Terminal in over 45 years. The $110 million 155-acre Southport Auto Terminal and Vehicle Processing Center (VPC) was opened on Tuesday, October 29, with a ceremonial Ribbon Cutting. Governor Tom Wolf along with the facilities operator Glovis America’s CEO and Head of Americas of Hyundai Glovis ... [+]

PhilaPort Breaks Ground on New On-Dock Forest Products Warehouse

PhilaPort recently broke ground on a new $12 million warehouse at its Tioga Marine Terminal (TMT). The 100,000 sq. ft. on-dock warehouse will have unique features which will facilitate the use and handling of forest products. Several of the features include indoor rail loading for ten rail cars and truck ... [+]

PhilaPort Receives Second Wave of Super Post-Panamax Cranes

PhilaPort received two more super post-Panamax cranes early on the morning on March 27 to the Packer Avenue Marine Terminal. The cranes are identical to the two that arrived at the Port last year with a fifth crane due to arrive in this summer. The cranes where manufactured by Shanghai Zhenhua ... [+]

PhilaPort’s Packer Avenue Marine Terminal Poised for Record-Breaking 2019

On January 8, 2019, the M/V Zhen Hua 25 departed Shanghai, China with two new super Post-Panamax container cranes bound for South Philadelphia. The two behemoths will navigate a lengthy global trek before reaching the Delaware River for an expected March, 2019 arrival at the Packer Avenue Marine Terminal. The ... [+]

Twin super post-Panamax cranes make Spring arrival at PhilaPort

The first visual affirmation of a new era of growth arrived at The Port of Philadelphia. On March 24,  PhilaPort received its first two super post-Panamax cranes at the Packer Avenue Marine Terminal after a ninety-day journey from Shanghai, China. Manufactured by Shanghai Zhenhua Heavy Industries (ZPMC), the new cranes will ... [+]

Philaport Purchases 2 New Super Post Panamax Container Cranes

Philaport Purchases 2 New Super Post Panamax Container Cranes has concluded the purchase agreement of two super post-Panamax container gantry cranes that will help lift the Port to record new levels of cargoes over the next decade. The $23.5 million acquisition from Shanghai Zhenhua Heavy Industries Company Limited (ZPMC) of ... [+]

PhilaPort breaks monthly cargo records

PhilaPort handled 667,069 metric tons of cargo in August, achieving its highest ever monthly total. The Port of Philadelphia also broke new records for monthly container throughput, moving 54,185 TEUs, and forest products, which reached 109,604 metric tons last month. PhilaPort CEO Jeff Theobald credited the Port's highly productive labor force, ... [+]

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