News From The Philadelphia Regional Port Authority
Philadelphia, PA - On Wednesday August 3, 2016, the Philadelphia Regional Port Authority (PRPA) announced the first of a new class of "Neo-Panamax" shipping vessel called the Port of Philadelphia to begin a new phase of transport along the Delaware River.The MSC Sophia Celeste, operated by the Mediterranean Shipping Company, docked at the Packer Avenue Marine Terminal in South Philadelphia, which made it the largest ship ever to call the Port of Philadelphia.
The Philadelphia Regional Port Authority (PRPA) 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. PRPA works with its terminal operators to modernize, expand, and improve its facilities, and to market those facilities to prospective 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.
For more information, contact:
Philadelphia Regional Port Authority
Director of Communications Joseph Menta
Office: (215) 426-2600
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