Author Archives: Tom Mancini

Port of Philadelphia Import Volume Grew by 21.9% in 2017

Thanks to a $300 million expansion effort, business is booming at the Port of Philadelphia, according to a recent article in Supply Chain Dive. After deepening the Delaware River Channel and making substantial infrastructure investments, the port saw import volumes rise by nearly 22% in a single year. This constitutes the largest increase in year-over-year… Continue Reading

US Investing Big on Port Improvements

In its just-released 2016-2020 Port Planned Infrastructure Investment Survey, the American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) asked its U.S. member ports how much they and their private-sector partners plan to spend on port-related freight and passenger infrastructure during the next five years. The AAPA then calculated what it believes is the “best-case” scenario for investments on U.S.… Continue Reading

Keep on Top of Your Orders With Warehousing and Distribution Services

Depending on the nature of your business, you likely have certain periods throughout the year that are more hectic than others. For many business owners, that time of year is the holiday season. Whether you had trouble keeping up with the larger than average amount of orders, or if you simply needed more space to… Continue Reading

Port of Philadelphia Undergoing Significant Expansion

The Port of Philadelphia has quite the extensive history. It has served as the commercial center for eastern Pennsylvania for nearly 400 years. In recent years, however, the port has struggled to keep up the existing infrastructure. Fortunately, Gov. Tom Wolf’s administration recently announced that the state will be investing in a series of renovations… Continue Reading

On West Coast, Port Shutdown is Bad for Business

On West Coast, Port Shutdown is Bad for Business

Over the weekend of February 6, in the wake of tense labor negotiations between shippers and the International Longshore and Warehouse Union, a number of west coast ports were temporarily closed. The Pacific Maritime Association, who alleges that the port workers’ union has been carrying out a deliberate labor slow-down in order to gain bargaining… Continue Reading

Double-Digit Growth in Cargo Figures for the Port of Philadelphia

The Port of Philadelphia has experienced four consecutive years of double-digit growth in cargo figures. Based on the figures from the first three months of 2014, it looks like we’ll be making this the fifth year of substantial growth in our sector.   Charles G. Kopp, Esq., the chairman of the Philadelphia Regional Port Authority,… Continue Reading