Port of Philadelphia

Ancestral Remembrance Day on Jun 2, 2013: 1st Annual, Independence Seaport Museum Pier, Penn's Landing, Philadelphia, PA. (Credit: Bob Lott)

Ceremony Marks Ancestral Remembrance Day On The Delaware River Waterfront

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.


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Philly Lawmaker: Prepare Now To Expand Port Capacity

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.


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

Sen. Bob Casey Says Additional Federal Funds Being Allocated to Delaware River Dredging Project

“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.”

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(VP Biden gets a tour from dredging project manager Brian Puckett.  Photo by Mike DeNardo)

VP Biden Visits Philadelphia To Check Progress of Delaware River Dredging Project

“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.


(Jay Timmons, National Association of Manufacturers' president and CEO, left, with Ed Rendell, co-chair of Building America's Future, in South Philadelphia.  Credit: John McDevitt)

From South Philadelphia, A Call For US Infrastructure Investment

“Our outdated infrastructure is rated with a D+ grade,” said National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) president and CEO Jay Timmons.


(Sam Woodward, president of Horizon Lines, at the Packer Marine Terminal.  Credit: Michelle Durham)

Officials, Dock Workers Cheer Shipping Company’s Pick of Philadelphia Port

“I feel like we are Rocky Balboa,” said Sam Woodward, president and chief executive officer of Horizon Lines. “We are back!


(Pennsylvania governor Tom Corbett, at the Pennsylvania Press Club in Harrisburg on November 21st.  Credit: Tony Romeo)

Corbett Says He’s Working on Dredging, Refinery Jobs in Philadelphia Area

Governor Tom Corbett says he’s working to preserve and create jobs on two major fronts in the Philadelphia region.


Petty Officer 2nd Class Hector Clemente demonstrates proper boating safety techniques. (Credit: John McDevitt)

Coast Guard Urges Safety First When Boating This Holiday Weekend

The captain of the port of Philadelphia reminds boaters to put safety first this holiday weekend.


Philadelphia River Port Authority head John Esty, at lectern, shakes hands with Sen. Bob Casey.  Photo by Pat Loeb)

Philly-Area US Lawmakers Pledge Efforts For River Deepening

The Philadelphia area’s congressional delegation is trying to make sure a project to deepen the Delaware River stays on track.