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Watch our video interview with Roy Kardon, VP of NAI Mertz, who discusses the Port of Philadelphia and the growth of distribution centers in our region

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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

See Video Interview of Blommer Chocolate’s Logistics Manager Mike Lang Discuss His Company and the Port of Philadelphia

Delaware Valley Industrial Resource Centerand US Export Assistance Center Present Export Training Program

Workshops in February, March
and April to Train Local Manufacturers
with Proven National Program

Top 15 Reasons Why YOU
Should Export in 2014

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




Battleship 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

Philadelphia, March 31, 2014
Initial 2014 Cargo Statistics Indicate Continued Strong Growth at Port of Philadelphia


Photo of the Month

The Port of Philadelphia Welcomes Maersk Line Reefer’s Art-Box On Its Journey Around the World to Raise Awareness of Container Shipping

Seen here is maintenance dredging being performed at the Tioga Marine Terminal on Monday, March 10.  Berthside dredging is performed periodically to maintain sufficient depth at PRPA’s berths, as the natural movement of the Delaware River results in the buildup of silt along PRPA’s marginal and finger pier berths.


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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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Richmond Corridor Association

Charles G. Kopp, Esq., Chairman
James T. McDermott Jr., Executive Director
Robert C. Blackburn, Senior Deputy Executive Director
John F. Dempsey, Deputy Executive Director

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