Governor Wolf Welcomes SeaLand Atlantico Service To Port Of Philadelphia

first_img February 17, 2016 Governor Wolf Welcomes SeaLand Atlantico Service To Port Of Philadelphia Economy,  Jobs That Pay,  Port Development Philadelphia, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today welcomed a new shipping service to the Packer Avenue Terminal in South Philadelphia that will link directly with port operations on the Gulf of Mexico. SeaLand, the intra-Americas regional ocean carrier of the Maersk Group, launched its “Atlantico” service between Veracruz, Altamira and Philadelphia earlier this month.“The arrival of SeaLand Atlantico is great news for exporters in the Greater Philadelphia metro area, and it is also great news for the commonwealth’s economy,” Governor Wolf said. “Mexico is the second largest export market for Pennsylvania and New Jersey, and this means manufacturers from the Greater Philadelphia metro area now have a more efficient, economical way to get to the growing markets of Mexico. It’s exactly the kind of growth my administration likes to see as we continue to invest in and improve the Port of Philadelphia.”The Atlantico service offers an alternative transportation option for trade between the Gulf of Mexico and Eastern United States, which generally employs ground transportation on 95% of its volumes. This line will particularly benefit producers and exporters of perishable goods to the U.S. by providing economies of scale, security and reliability of an ocean service. Targeted commodities include goods such as avocados, lemons, tomatoes and commercial cargo.“We’re very excited about this new weekly service with Mexico,” said Philadelphia Regional Port Authority (PRPA) Chairman Jerry Sweeney.  “It’s another example of the kinds of things that happen at the Port when you have great public-private partnerships in place. The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania is proud to invest in its marine terminals and provide support in helping secure new business to the Port.”Last fall, Governor Wolf announced his strategic plan to ensure long-term stability and growth at the Port of Philadelphia:Governor Wolf has named seven new board members to the Philadelphia Port Authority, including Chairman Sweeney. He has launched a national search for a new executive director with a proven track record of successful port development.Governor Wolf is creating an advisory committee of stakeholders to provide input on the future of the port. It will include stakeholders from industry, labor, local and state government to drive a unified vision for the port.Governor Wolf is leading the strategic development of the port. He has directed PennDOT to conduct a study to determine the best use/economic feasibility of the port.Governor Wolf has established a timeline for the development of the Southport Marine Terminal.The Philadelphia Regional Port Authority (PRPA) is an independent agency of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania charged with the management, maintenance, marketing, and promotion of publicly-owned port facilities along the Delaware River in Philadelphia, as well as strategic planning throughout the port district. PRPA works with its terminal operators to modernize, expand, and improve it facilities, and to market those facilities to prospective port users. Port cargoes and the activities they generate are responsible for thousands of direct and indirect jobs in the Philadelphia area and throughout Pennsylvania.# # #Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Chelsea to increase Edouard Mendy’s bid

first_img Promoted ContentBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table Top8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its GrowthA Guy Turns Gray Walls And Simple Bricks Into Works Of Art6 Extreme Facts About Hurricanes10 Phones That Can Easily Fit In The Smallest Pocket2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This YearCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way6 Incredibly Strange Facts About Hurricanes7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterTop 9 Scariest Haunted Castles In Europe Chelsea are reportedly set to return with a higher offer for Rennes goalkeeper, Edouard Mendy after seeing an opening bid of €16m (£14.2m) rejected by the French outfit. Despite having already spent big with the signings of Hakim Ziyech, Timo Werner and Ben Chilwell, a new goalkeeper is still said to be on the agenda for Blues manager Frank Lampard. The Chelsea boss has supposedly lost faith in current number one Kepa Arrizabalaga following a number of error-strewn performances last season, and Lampard is believed to have identified Mendy as an ideal cut-price alternative to Atletico Madrid’s Jan Oblak.Advertisement Loading… center_img read also:French side Rennes in desperate quest for Chelsea’s Fikayo TomoriHowever, The Guardian of UK reported that Rennes will not be bullied into a sale and Chelsea are preparing a second bid of €20m (£17.8m) for the Senegal international. The report also claims that the Ligue 1 outfit are looking take Blues defender Fikayo Tomori on loan for the new season, but there is no telling as to whether the 22-year-old will be used as part of a deal for Mendy, and Rennes are keen to keep hold of the shot-stopper regardless. Lille’s Mike Maignan and Paris Saint-Germain’s Alphonse Areola have also been mentioned as potential replacements for Kepa at Stamford Bridge. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more