PhilaPort Prepares for Further Growth: Bigger Ships, Expanded Cargoes, New Cranes, More Jobs

PhilaPort Prepares for Further Growth: Bigger Ships, Expanded Cargoes, New Cranes, More Jobs

At the Port of Philadelphia, two super post-Panamax gantry cranes, as large as any in the world, will arrive in early March. The first ship taking used-car exports will leave Philadelphia for Africa next month, and the …
Jan 2, 2018 /  Curious
Philly Shipyard Delivers Third Product Tanker to Kinder Morgan

Philly Shipyard Delivers Third Product Tanker to Kinder Morgan

Philly Shipyard, Inc. (PSI), the sole operating subsidiary of Philly Shipyard ASA (Oslo: PHLY), yesterday delivered the American Liberty, the third of four next generation 50,000 dwt product tankers that it is building …
Jul 27, 2017 /  Vessels
VIDEO: Falling cargo container kills man at Packer Marine Terminal in South Philadelphia

VIDEO: Falling cargo container kills man at Packer Marine Terminal in South Philadelphia

A man is dead after a cargo container fell on his pickup truck at the Packer Marine Terminal in South Philadelphia, police say. The incident happened the terminal in the 3300 block of South Columbus Boulevard shortly …
Jul 13, 2017 /  Accidents
New Facility Opens at The Port of Philadelphia

New Facility Opens at The Port of Philadelphia

Tuesday morning (Jun27) at 0800 hours the M/V GLOVIS Comet commenced cargo operations at Pier 122 at the Port of Philadelphia. The arrival of the vessel from South Korea with its cargo of 2,176 Hyundai and Kia …
Jun 28, 2017 /  Curious
Large Jaxport container cranes move by barge up St. Johns River

Large Jaxport container cranes move by barge up St. Johns River

Two large container cranes traveled by barge yesterday up the St. Johns River from JAXPORT’s Blount Island Marine Terminal on the Northside to the port’s Talleyrand Marine Terminal near downtown. The …
Jun 12, 2017 /  Curious
THE Alliance Makes Its First Call to the Port of Philadelphia

THE Alliance Makes Its First Call to the Port of Philadelphia

THE Alliance made its first call to the Port of Philadelphia’s Packer Avenue Marine Terminal (PAMT) Wednesday morning as part of its Northern European, AL1 (Atlantic Loop) service. THE Alliance, short for …
Apr 21, 2017 /  Vessels
Port of Philadelphia poised to get new cranes, bigger ships, more cargo, and more jobs

Port of Philadelphia poised to get new cranes, bigger ships, more cargo, and more jobs

More cars, more containerized freight, and more cargo such as wood pulp and lumber will all be arriving on larger ships and creating more jobs. The Port of Philadelphia is getting its first major capital investment …
Mar 22, 2017 /  Curious
Diana Shipping Signs Time Charter Contracts for mv Philadelphia with Koch and mv Calipso with Transgrain

Diana Shipping Signs Time Charter Contracts for mv Philadelphia with Koch and mv Calipso with Transgrain

Diana Shipping Inc. (NYSE: DSX), a global shipping company specializing in the ownership of dry bulk vessels, Wednesday announced that, through a separate wholly-owned subsidiary, it has entered into a time charter …
Mar 10, 2017 /  Vessels
US$300 Million Investment for Port of Philadelphia to Double Container Capacity

US$300 Million Investment for Port of Philadelphia to Double Container Capacity

Governor Tom Wolf yesterday announced a comprehensive Capital Investment Program at the Port of Philadelphia that will result in more than $300 million in investment in the Port’s infrastructure, warehousing, …
Nov 23, 2016 /  Finance
The Port of Philadelphia anticipates first shipment of Brazilian beef into U.S.

The Port of Philadelphia anticipates first shipment of Brazilian beef into U.S.

After a 17-year negotiation process, Brazilian beef has been granted access into the U.S. market. The Port of Philadelphia will receive the first container of imported fresh beef into the United States from the …
Oct 12, 2016 /  Curious