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Horizon Lines

World Trade Association of Philadelphia to honor Horizon Lines as Company of the Year at 2014 Annual Banquet on September 17

Newest Port Steamship Line Customer
Helped Port of Philadelphia to Reach
Record Level of 367,000 TEU Last Year

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See our Video Interview
with Marcos Galindo of
Mexican Perishables Exporter
Colima Tropicals

Galindo Argues for Establishing
a Steamship Connection Between
Port Philadelphia and Port Veracruz

Galindo was interviewed during the  
Philadelphia – Veracruz Trade
Mission in Veracruz, Mexico last

Port Customer UMF Medical Among
Governor’s ImPAct Export Award Winners

PRPA Sponsored Awards Presentation
Event Honoring 50 Commonwealth
Exporters and Other Leading Pennsylvania

Philadelphia Port Community
Hosts Senior US Customs Official

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PRPA Featured in Urban Engineers
Publication, Excellence

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Conceptual Agreement Reached in
Panama Canal New Locks Project 

Project Back on Track; 3rd Set of Locks to be completed by December, 2015

PRPA Maintains Letter of Cooperation
with Panama Canal Authority

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Pennsylvania Merchandise Exports
Increase 5.4% to over $40.9 billion

PRPA containerized exports increased
40% from 2012 to 2013

Top 15 Reasons Why YOU
Should Export in 2014

A Goal for US Manufacturers
for the New Year:  Exporting!


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PRPA, Port Community Working on Steamship Service Connection to Veracruz, Mexico

Planned New Container Service Should be of Particular Benefit to US Exporters

Service expected to save time and
money vs overland truck routes to
Central and Southern Mexico

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PRPA Participates in Trade
Mission to Veracruz, Mexico

Goal is Steamship Service
Between the Two Ports

PRPA presented with
"Award of Distinction"
from AAPA for our new Port Video
Revolutionary Change


Cruiser Olympia to
Remain in Philadelphia

Fundraising Effort Underway
to Restore Famous Ship at the
Independence Seaport Museum

USCBP Announces Staffing Increase

New Area Port Director Philadelphia
Susan Stranieri Lists New Initiatives,
Notes National Increase in USCBP
Staffing of 2,000 for Ocean, Air and
Land Borders

Photo of the Month

Hamburg Sud’s Spirit of Singapore at the PRPA’s Packer AvenueMarine Terminal.  She arrived from Australia / New Zealand loaded with meat, dairy products, wood products, wine and much more.  She will bring exports from Pennsylvania, the US Northeast, and Canada to the fast growing markets of Oceania.



Live Interactive Map View of Ships Along the Delaware River in Philadelphia

Find more about Weather in Philadelphia, PA

Philadelphia, September 10, 2014
Governor Corbett and Port Officials Welcome Fibria Celulose of Brazil to the Port of Philadelphia
New business will Initially Bring 30,000 Tons of New Cargo Per Month to Tioga Marine Terminal, With Significant Future Growth Projected

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Port Fact

Channel Deepening Continues!  Federal funding provides ample resources to keep the Delaware River Main Channel-Deepening Project moving forward.  This project will deepen the Delaware River from 40 to 45 feet, permitting larger, more modern vessels, with their increased loads, to travel to and from the Port of Philadelphia.

Philadelphia History Facts

The Liberty Bell is 2,080 pounds.

The first U.S. stock exchange was established in the U.S. city of Philadelphia.

Town Nicknames: City Of Penn, City Of Homes, Quakertown, Quaker City, City Of Brotherly Love.

The John Barry Monument (Independence Hall, Philadelphia, PA) is dedicated to the man considered to be the father of the U.S. military branch of the Navy.


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James T. McDermott Jr., Executive Director
Robert C. Blackburn, Senior Deputy Executive Director
John F. Dempsey, Deputy Executive Director

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