PhilaPort Welcomes Largest Vessel to Call the Port

The Port of Philadelphia welcomed the largest vessel to ever call in Philadelphia: M/V CMA-CGM J. Madison, a 14,400 TEUS cargo vessel, arrived at the Packer Avenue Marine Terminal on Friday, December 15, 2023. “With our deeper main channel and our super post-Panamax cranes – we can easily handle this size vessel and larger,” said Jeff Theobald, Executive Director and CEO. “It’s just great to see this vessel calling Philadelphia.” The Madison ... [+]

First shipment of lemons from Argentina enter US through Port of Philadelphia

There’s so many uses for fresh lemons, especially in the dog days of summer. That’s why nothing could be more refreshing than the arrival of more than 3,500 tons of fresh lemons from Argentina at the Port of Philadelphia on July 22.The M/V Baltic Erica unloaded approximately 3,300 pallets of ... [+]

Port of Philadelphia celebrates

Just under six months after breaking ground, the new PhilaPort Distribution Center reached a new high point in its construction.On August 27, a Beam Signing and Topping Off Ceremony celebrated the placement of the top piece of steel in the new structure underway at the corner of 3rd and Galloway.The ... [+]

Arrival of largest vessel to ever call at Port of Philadelphia

The largest container vessel to ever call at The Port of Philadelphia has arrived on February 13 at the Packer Avenue Marine Terminal. The M/V MSC Shuba B arrived from the West Coast of South America with a cargo of predominately perishable fruit. The origin of most of the cargo ... [+]

Quick Moves at Philaport to Accommodate Cargo Surge

As the Port's $392 million Main Channel Deepening Project approaches 100% completion, cargo volumes in The Port of Philadelphia are surging. In 2017 container cargoes grew by 19%, leading all ports on the U.S. Atlantic seaboard. The growth is especially significant since the Port is busy implementing its $300 million ... [+]

New Facility Opens at Port of Philadelphia

On June 27, at 0800 hours the M/V GLOVIS Comet commenced cargo operations at Pier 122. The arrival of the vessel from South Korea with its cargo of 2,176 Hyundai and Kia automobiles marks the first vessel to call the pier in twenty years, and gives The Port of Philadelphia ... [+]

The Port of Philadelphia Finalizes Purchase of Strategic Parcel of Land

PhilaPort announced on June 9 the acquisition of a 29-acre parcel of land, locally known as the former Philadelphia Produce and Seafood Terminal, located at Third Street and Pattison Avenue. With this purchase PhilaPort now owns 1,016 acres of land.  This purchase from Philadelphia's public-private economic development corporation, PIDC, will ... [+]

THE Alliance Calls Port of Philadelphia

THE Alliance made its first call to the Port of Philadelphia’s Packer Avenue Marine Terminal (PAMT) the morning of April 19 as part of its Northern European, AL1 (Atlantic Loop) service. THE Alliance, short for Transport High-Efficiency Alliance, is one of three major shipping alliances. The shipping lines that make up ... [+]

Governor Wolf Announces $300 Million Investment for Port of Philadelphia to Double Container Capacity, Create Jobs

Governor Tom Wolf announced on November 29 a comprehensive Capital Investment Program at the Port of Philadelphia that will result in more than $300 million in investment in the Port’s infrastructure, warehousing, and equipment. This initiative, which will start next year and continue through 2020, will double container capacity, position ... [+]

Port of Philadelphia Recognized as “Main Port of Destination” for Fruit Departing Brazil

The announcement that the Port of Philadelphia is the main port of destination for fruit departing Brazil was one of the best announcements on Tuesday, August 2, 2016, during the IX Workshop of the National Mango Board – NMB in the São Francisco Valley, sponsored by Valexport and the National Mango ... [+]

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