PhilaPort Makes List as One of the Nation’s Top Growing Import Ports

Forbes contributor Ken Roberts has named the PhilaPort one of the nation’s fastest growing import ports by value in 2017. Roberts’ import/export data company, WorldCity, posts monthly trade statistics at

Philadelphia, December 27, 2017 —

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PhilaPort, as the rechristened port in Philadelphia is now known, has registered a $3.34 billion increase in its imports this year, led by motor vehicles — Ranking #7 out of the 10 Nations growing import ports on Robert’s list.

  • Motor vehicles for transporting people rose 25.62% compared to last year to $2.55 billion.
  • Oil rose 212.13% to $1.59 billion.
  • Frozen beef rose 4.59% to $830.22 million.
  • Cocoa beans rose 8.89% to $786.08 million.
  • Semi-finished iron and non-alloy steel products rose 98.13% to $613.6 million.

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PRPA Logo (516)PhilaPort, The Port of Philadelphia, is an independent agency of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania charged with the management, maintenance, marketing and promotion of publicly-owned port facilities along the Delaware River in Philadelphia, as well as strategic planning throughout the port district. PhilaPort works with its terminal operators to modernize, expand and improve its facilities, and to market those facilities to prospect port users.  Port cargoes and the activities they generate are responsible for thousands of direct and indirect jobs in the Philadelphia area and throughout Pennsylvania.