Philadelphia port sees growth in cargo imports
Linda Loyd / Philadelphia Inquirer
Containerized freight in 20- and 40-foot boxes was up 28 percent in the Philadelphia port in April compared with the same month a year ago, port officials said.
The U.S. import boom continued in April, with seaborne tonnage volumes up 8.9 percent from a year earlier in the nation's ports. Container cargo imports were up 8.7 percent in March, said a report by the research firm Panjiva.
“The standout performance among the smaller ports was from Philadelphia,” said Christopher Rogers, an analyst with Panjiva.
The container increases, attributable to several new shipping services at Packer Avenue Marine Terminal, have pushed the Philadelphia port’s national ranking up to No. 12, just ahead of Miami and below Port Everglades, in Fort Lauderdale, Fla...
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