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The Port of Philadelphia grows to over 1,000 acres of land

Staff Writer | June 13, 2017
PhilaPort announced the acquisition of a 29-acre parcel of land, locally known as the former Philadelphia Produce and Seafood Terminal, located at Third Street and Pattison Avenue.
Ports   PhilaPort has enacted an aggressive timetable
With this purchase PhilaPort now owns 1,016 acres of land. This purchase from Philadelphia’s public-private economic development corporation, PIDC, will allow PhilaPort to develop warehousing to support the growth in container operations at Packer Avenue Marine Terminal (PAMT).

“As we densify and increase container capacity at PAMT, we needed more land to grow,” stated Jeff Theobald CEO of PhilaPort.

“This land, located less than a ½ mile from PAMT, allows us to enact a major component in our plan. It enables us to relocate warehousing adjacent to our main container operations.”

PhilaPort has enacted an aggressive timetable to grow Port cargo volumes.

This new land will play a critical role and directly augment the $300 million Port Development Plan set by Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf, the Board and the CEO of PhilaPort.