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New Shipping Service from Mexico Coming to Port of Philadelphia

New Shipping Service from Mexico Coming to Port of Philadelphia New Sealand “Atlantico” service line will expand transportation opportunities between Gulf of Mexico and US East Coast Read Update: Vamos Juntos! Let's go together! Holt Logistics Corp. and the Philadelphia Regional Port Authority today announced they have secured new shipping service to the Packer [...]

December 22nd, 2015|Archives|

Governor Wolf Appoints 14-Member Port of Philadelphia Advisory Committee

Governor Wolf Appoints 14-Member Port of Philadelphia Advisory Committee Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf has announced the appointment of a 14-member Port of Philadelphia Advisory Committee composed of representatives of business, labor, and government with emphasis on maritime commerce and regional transportation. The Port Advisory Committee is being formed to provide an effective, transparent [...]

December 11th, 2015|Archives|

Philadelphia Regional Port Authority to Conduct Public Outreach Meetings on Southport Maritime Development Project

Philadelphia Regional Port Authority to Conduct Public Outreach Meetings on Southport Maritime Development Project The Philadelphia Regional Port Authority (PRPA) announced that it will conduct a series of informational briefings for the general public on its Southport development project, which aims to significantly expand the Port of Philadelphia’s operations. PRPA and the Commonwealth [...]

December 2nd, 2015|Archives|

The Transpacific Partnership (TPP) – A Brief Analysis from a U.S. and Australasia Perspective

The Transpacific Partnership (TPP) – A Brief Analysis from a U.S. and Australasia Perspective by T.G. Peiris, PRPA Australia Representative The Transpacific Partnership (TPP), which was finalized a few weeks ago, is being hailed as a game changer in global trade. The Port of Philadelphia would be a major beneficiary. If the TPP [...]

November 23rd, 2015|Archives|

WTA Philadelphia US Customs CEE Event

WTA Philadelphia US Customs CEE Event At the World Trade Association of Philadelphia’s (WTA) Customs CEE Event, Gregory McCann gave an overview of the new US Customs Center for Excellence and Expertise (CEE) in Agriculture & Prepared Products. He pointed out several ways that the new Center will improve cargo flows while protecting [...]

November 6th, 2015|Archives|

From the Governor’s Office: Governor Wolf Announces Strategic Plan for Port of Philadelphia

From the Governor's Office: Governor Wolf Announces Strategic Plan for Port of Philadelphia From the Office of Governor Tom Wolf   Governor Tom Wolf today announced his strategic plan for sustained management, maintenance, and development of the Port of Philadelphia. The governor emphasized his key priorities of investing in infrastructure, creating jobs, [...]

November 4th, 2015|Archives|

PRPA Hosts Korea Industrial Complex Corporation

PRPA Hosts Korea Industrial Complex Corporation Pictured: Philadelphia Regional Port Authority's Joseph Fox with members of a delegation from the Korea Industrial Complex Corporation. PRPA's Joe Fox hosted a delegation from Korea. The 18 visitors came from an organization that works with the Korean Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy to [...]

October 29th, 2015|Archives|

Port Philadelphia Cargo Figures Show Healthy Gains in Several Key Areas During First Half of 2015 ― An Overall 8.79% Increase

Port Philadelphia Cargo Figures Show Healthy Gains in Several Key Areas During First Half of 2015 An Overall 8.79% Increase Over 2 Periods With 3,104,140 metric tons of cargo handled at the facilities of the Philadelphia Regional Port Authority during the first six months of 2015 compared to the 2,853,362 tons handled during [...]

October 3rd, 2015|Archives|

James T. McDermott Jr. Executive Director of the Philadelphia Regional Port Authority since 1994, Announces Impending Retirement

James T. McDermott Jr. Executive Director of the Philadelphia Regional Port Authority since 1994, Announces Impending Retirement James T. McDermott, Jr., Executive Director of the Philadelphia Regional Port Authority (PRPA), announced on Wednesday, September 23 that he will retire from the Authority next year. When he retires on April 15, 2016, he will [...]

September 28th, 2015|Archives|

Philadelphia Regional Port Authority Releases for Qualifications (RFQ) Document for Southport Marine Terminal Project

PRPA Releases for Qualifications (RFQ) Document for Southport Marine Terminal Project The Philadelphia Regional Port Authority (PRPA) has released a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) document inviting interested parties in the private sector to take a preliminary step to become a partner with PRPA in the development of Southport, a project to establish one or [...]

September 24th, 2015|Archives|