Philadelphia Sees 10.4 Percent Cargo GrowthCreated by HButler on 2/13/2013 5:02:41 PM
The maritime facilities of the Philadelphia Regional Port Authority reported that the Port of Philadelphia handled 4.4 million metric tons of cargo in 2012, a 10.4 percent increase compared with 4.0 million metric tons handled in 2011.
“Our 2012 cargo figures not only represent the third year in a row where we’ve seen double-digit growth, but it also means that since 2009, we’ve experienced a more than 30 percent increase in tonnage,” said James T. McDermott Jr., PRPA executive director, in a written statement.
The port handled 2.0 million metric tons of containerized cargo in 2012, which was basically flat compared to the previous year. However, Port of Philadelphia customer and ocean carrier Hamburg Süd moved 108,379 20-foot-equivalents units for the year, rising 46 percent from 2011.
- Journal of Commerce