Category Archives: Ports

New Container Cranes Facilitate Continued Growth at PhilaPort

Container CranesThe outlook at PhilaPort is bright and getting brighter as new container cranes signal ongoing growth at the recently-expanded port.

This March, two super Post-Panamax container cranes arrived from China, marking yet another milestone in the full-scale modernization process underway at Philadelphia’s Packer Avenue Marine Terminal.

Shippers aiming to accelerate their time to market on the East Coast are celebrating the cranes’ arrival.

In the past decade, PhilaPort has experienced a container growth of 166%. 2018 was the best year on record—the port handled an impressive 600,000 20-foot equivalent units.

In a recent press release, David Whene, president of Greenwich Terminals, the operator of the Packer Avenue Marine Terminal, called PhilaPort a model of fully-modern port operations. A $300 million public-private investment in the terminal has helped it become a new standard-bearer in the shipping industry.

Whene also pointed out that the terminal is currently under capacity, meaning that the new cranes will help it handle rerouted surplus bound for nearby terminals experiencing congestion.

“We have always known that PhilaPort’s market potential was significantly greater than reflected in past volumes,” says PhilaPort CEO Jeff Theobald. “Now with our capital improvements nearing their completion, shippers should know that we have excess capacity and that we are open for new business.”

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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

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