About PhilaPort

PhilaPort, The Port of Philadelphia, is an independent agency of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania charged with the management, maintenance, marketing, and promotion of port facilities along the Delaware River in Pennsylvania, as well as strategic planning throughout the port district. PhilaPort works with its terminal operators to improve its facilities and to market those facilities to prospective port users around the world. Port cargoes and the activities they generate are responsible for thousands of direct and indirect jobs in the Philadelphia area and throughout Pennsylvania.

For the Port’s history, click here.

*The ‘PRPA’ was created under The Philadelphia Regional Port Authority Act in July 1989 — In May 2017, ‘PRPA’ rebranded as PhilaPort, The Port of Philadelphia.

Jeff Theobald
Executive Director/CEO

Jerry Sweeney
Board of Directors