COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Update

Updates on COVID-19 relating to the Port of Philadelphia

*Posts will be updated as often as possible.

Update 6/03/20:


Update 5/6/20:


Update 5/1/20:

  • All PhilaPort marine terminals remain open & operating as normal. We continue to monitor the situation in close cooperation with the USCG and CBP.
  • PhilaPort Administrative Offices remain closed as per the Governor’s directive. During this time that the PhilaPort Administrative Offices are closed, PhilaPort employees who are able to telework are doing so.
  • VIDEO: A message from US Customs & Border Protection – Philadelphia  – (04/22/2020)


Update 4/22/20:


Update 4/19/20:

  • Order of the Secretary of the PA Department of Health Directing Public Health Safety Measures for Businesses Permitted to Maintain In-person Operation:  COVID-19 Workplace Safety Questions (4/19/2020)


Update 4/28/20:

We are currently are taking proactive steps to address several business concerns.

  • All PhilaPort marine terminals remain open & operating as normal.* We continue to monitor the situation in close cooperation with the USCG and CBP.

3/19/2020: As a global gateway, our terminals will continue to operate as normal in cooperation with the Coast Guard & Customs to do our part in assisting however we can during these incredibly trying times. PhilaPort would like to thank the men & women of the Unions & our terminal operators, who keep our port moving day after day – also to our employees, USCG, CBP & the entire Philadelphia port community. Click here for full statement.

  • PhilaPort is a landlord port, all terminal operators control their own terminal hours and procedures.* If you are concerned about any changes in operation at a specific PhilaPort terminal, please contact the terminal directly. You can find all PhilaPort Terminal Operator information here.

LAST UPDATED (4/28/2020) The PhilaPort Administrative Offices located at 3460 N. Delaware Avenue, 2nd Floor will be closed effective 3/17/2020 UNTIL further notice.

During this time that the PhilaPort Administrative Offices are closed, PhilaPort employees who are able to telework are doing so.

More Updates from the Port of Philadelphia

Last updated: Tuesday, May 12, 2020

  • Commonwealth of Pennsylvania 

Gov. Wolf: Reopening Targeted for May 8 in North-Central, Northwest – (4/22/2020)

COVID-19 Safety Procedures for Businesses– (4/19/2020)

Commonwealth of PA COVID-19 Information Web Link.

  • U.S. Customs and Border Protection Patrol

CBP Philadelphia Pipeline 011-2020 Pipeline#011-2020 Alternate Vessel Entrance & Clearance Procedures – (3/24/2020)

CBP Philadelphia issued Pipeline 009-2020 regarding CBP operations and preparedness as it pertains to COVID-19. Follow CBP on Twitter for all updates.

  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Use of Cloth Face Coverings to Help Slow the Spread of COVID-19 – (5/12/2020)

Stay Home When You Are Sick: Infographic – (5/12/2020)

  • U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA)

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update: FDA Provides Updated Guidance to Address the Urgent Need for Blood During the Pandemic – (04/2/2020)

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) – (03/19/2020)

Food Safety and the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) – (03/19/2020)

  • FEMA Fact Sheet via Maritime Exchange

FEMA Fact Sheet – Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic:
Addressing PPE Needs in Non-Healthcare Setting
– (04/22/2020)

  • IdentoGO® -Universal Enroll (TWIC Offices) located @ the PhilaPort Administration Building

Update via UES Website (4/3/20):

TWIC activations and TWIC card services will be unavailable on 4/4

TWIC activations and TWIC card services (replacements and PIN resets) will be unavailable at all Universal Enrollment Centers from Friday, April 3, 2020, 10:00 PM Eastern time through Sunday, April 5, 2020, 11:55 PM Eastern time, due to necessary system maintenance. Enrollments for all programs will be unaffected, with the exception of comparability (reduced fee).

Please visit to locate an alternate enrollment center; to make, check or update an appointment; and for information on TWIC, HTAP and TSA PreCheck(tm).

  • U.S. Coast Guard Communications (Marine Safety Information Bulletins)

COVID 19 – Transportation Worker Identification Credential
(TWIC®) Operations
 – (4/3/2020)

Novel Coronavirus – Port and Facility Operations – (03/18/2020)


  • CSX Transportation

CSX Coronavirus Prevention and Response – 3/18/20

  • Norfolk Southern Railway

UPDATED 3/23/20 – NS Railway COVID-19 Update for Customers and Partners

  • City of Philadelphia 

The City of Philadelphia COVID-19 Information Web Link.

City Announces New Restrictions on Business Activity in Philadelphia – 03/16/2020

If you have a Port of Philadelphia-related update in regards to COVID-19, please let us know. Contact us on social media or email: