Port of Philadelphia
It’s Ancestral Remembrance day– and for the third year in a row, community members will gather along the Delware River to pay homage to the slaves that came through the Port of Philadelphia.
A state lawmaker from Philadelphia says the region and state need to start preparing now for a massive influx of cargo to east coast ports in the coming years.
“When you total up what’s in the budget already and what’s in the work plan, it’s 97.5 million dollars,” Casey notes. “That keeps the project on target.”
“It cuts us out of a whole lot of commerce — cuts us out of a whole lot of good jobs if they cannot come up the Delaware River,” Biden said of the shipping channel’s current depth.
“Our outdated infrastructure is rated with a D+ grade,” said National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) president and CEO Jay Timmons.
“I feel like we are Rocky Balboa,” said Sam Woodward, president and chief executive officer of Horizon Lines. “We are back!
Governor Tom Corbett says he’s working to preserve and create jobs on two major fronts in the Philadelphia region.
The captain of the port of Philadelphia reminds boaters to put safety first this holiday weekend.
The Philadelphia area’s congressional delegation is trying to make sure a project to deepen the Delaware River stays on track.