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

Iona looks for home win vs Manhattan

first_img Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditManhattan (11-10, 7-5) vs. Iona (7-12, 5-7)Hynes Athletics Center, New Rochelle, New York; Friday, 7 p.m. ESTBOTTOM LINE: Iona looks for its seventh straight win over Manhattan at Hynes Athletics Center. The last victory for the Jaspers at Iona was a 66-60 win on Feb. 12, 2010. February 13, 2020 ___For more AP college basketball coverage: and was generated by Automated Insights,, using data from STATS LLC, Iona looks for home win vs Manhattancenter_img LEADING THE CHARGE: The Jaspers are led by Pauly Paulicap and Tykei Greene. Paulicap has averaged 10 points and 6.5 rebounds while Greene has recorded 9.9 points and 4.8 rebounds per game. The Gaels have been anchored by seniors E.J. Crawford and Tajuan Agee, who are averaging 17.6 and 13.6 points, respectively.RAMPING IT UP: The Jaspers have scored 70.8 points per game across 12 conference games, an improvement from the 60.2 per game they recorded against non-conference foes.EFFICIENT E.J.: Crawford has connected on 32.9 percent of the 73 3-pointers he’s attempted and has gone 5 for 12 over his last three games. He’s also converted 82.8 percent of his free throws this season.SLIPPING AT 70: Iona is 0-12 this year when it allows 70 points or more and 7-0 when holding opponents to fewer than 70.PERFECT WHEN: Iona is a perfect 7-0 when it holds an opponent to 66 points or fewer. The Gaels are 0-12 when opponents score more than 66 points.DID YOU KNOW: The Manhattan defense has forced opponents into turnovers on an impressive 23.3 percent of all possessions, which ranks the Jaspers 25th among Division I teams. The Iona offense has turned the ball over on 21.1 percent of its possessions (ranking the Gaels 302nd, nationally). Associated Press last_img read more