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2013-05-14 12:32:01

PHILADELPHIA, May 14, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/-- Governor Tom Corbett joined Chilean Minister of Agriculture Luis Mayol Bouchon today to discuss new economic opportunities associated with expanding Chilean agriculture trade to the Port of Philadelphia. "Today's visit to the Port of Philadelphia follows up my administration's efforts in South America to tout Pennsylvania and its deep water ports as a gateway to U.S. markets," said Corbett. "Already a top destination of Chilean fruit,...

2013-04-18 16:20:46

Ceremony at Packer Ave. Marine Terminal celebrates Horizon Lines calling in Philadelphia PHILADELPHIA, April 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Led by Governor Tom Corbett and political and business leaders from across the region, the Packer Avenue Marine Terminal today welcomed Horizon Lines, Inc., one of the nation's premier containerized cargo shipping lines, to Philadelphia. The arrival of Horizon Lines, which has relocated its Northeast port of call from Elizabeth, New Jersey to...

2013-04-18 16:20:09

PHILADELPHIA, April 18, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Governor Tom Corbett today officially welcomed Horizon Lines to the Port of Philadelphia during a press conference that took place just steps from the second Horizon Lines freight ship to unload in Philadelphia since the company relocated their Northeast Port of Call to the port. "Horizon Lines is among the safest, best maintained and best crewed ships on the oceans and now they are putting in at one of the best, most historic and...

2013-03-07 16:20:55

Carrier's arrival opens new trade connection to Caribbean for regional businesses PHILADELPHIA, March 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Holt Logistics Corp. announced today that Horizon Lines, one of the premier shipping companies servicing the US East Coast and Puerto Rico, will move its Northeast Port of Call to Philadelphia from Elizabeth, N.J. starting in April. The arrival of Horizon, in a deal first contemplated more than four years ago, provides the Port of Philadelphia with a major...

2012-08-07 10:21:12

PHILADELPHIA, Aug. 7, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Governor Tom Corbett was joined today by the Philadelphia Regional Port Authority and other dignitaries to announce signature of the third Delaware River dredging contract needed to continue deepening the channel from just south of the Philadelphia International Airport to the Walt Whitman Bridge. "This continuation will allow the Port of Philadelphia to compete with deep-water ports up and down the East Coast," said Corbett. "Studies...

2011-09-21 10:50:00

PHILADELPHIA, Sept. 21, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Governor Tom Corbett today announced the release of $15 million in state funding to continue the Delaware River Main Channel-Deepening project, saying its completion is critical to economic development and job-creation efforts. "With ports up and down the East Coast deepening their navigation channels, Pennsylvania's international seaport in Philadelphia must keep pace to remain competitive in the growing international market,"...

2010-07-23 15:49:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., July 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Less than three months after seeking proposals from interested parties to design, operate and maintain a major new marine terminal in South Philadelphia, Governor Edward G. Rendell announced today the shortlist of teams that will continue in the solicitation process developing a public-private partnership that is expected to bring millions of dollars of investment to the region. One of the teams selected was a consortium comprising...

2010-05-12 15:00:00

PHILADELPHIA, May 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In a major initiative to boost economic growth and job opportunities, Governor Edward G. Rendell announced today that the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, working closely with the Philadelphia Regional Port Authority, is seeking proposals from interested parties to design, operate and maintain "Southport," a major new marine terminal in South Philadelphia, along the Delaware River. The project will be a public-private partnership, expected to...

2008-06-24 02:29:45

PHILADELPHIA, June 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Governor Edward G. Rendell today hailed the signing of a historic agreement that will officially begin a five-year, $379 million project to deepen the Delaware River's shipping channel, calling it a major milestone in ongoing efforts to expand commerce and enhance economic development in the region. The partnership agreement between the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Philadelphia Regional Port Authority (PRPA) represents a significant...