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File photo of Delaware River from Race Street Pier. (Credit: Tim Jimenez)

Funding Issues May Force PORTS Program To Shut Down

A program that provides real-time navigational information on the Delaware River and Bay could be shut down in a few months.


(Credit: Philadelphia Regional Port Authority)

Officials Making Contingency Plans In Light Of Looming Longshoremen’s Strike

Robert Blackburn, senior deputy executive director for the Philadelphia Regional Port Authority, says the Packer Marine Terminal has stepped up operations in recent days to get cargo already there out to customers before any possible job action.


(Flanked by local government, union, and business leaders, Philadelphia Regional Port Authority chairman Charles Kopp addresses reporters at Packer Marine Terminal.  Credit: John Ostapkovich)

Pennsylvania Gets A Hand From Feds In Delaware River Dredging Project

Pennsylvania officials are crowing about the progress of efforts to deepen the Delaware River shipping channel.


(File photo: the US Army Corps of Engineers dredging the Delaware River.)

Delaware River Dredging Opponents Try Again To Halt Project

The basic argument to stop the $360-million project, argued to be critical to bringing new, larger ships upriver, is that the US Army Corps of Engineers didn’t pay enough attention to opponents’ various concerns.


Hyundai-Kia Prep Facility Begins Operation in South Phila.

Many hundreds of Hyundais and Kias are starting to arrive at Philadelphia’s new car-prepping facility right under the Walt Whitman Bridge.