14 November 2018

The Journal of Commerce: “Redefining reach and role”

This week, on November 12, 2018, Lori Musser published an article in ‘The Journal of Commerce’, Vol. 19, Issue 23, named “Redefining reach and role”. The article discusses different investments, statistics, and advantages to working with logistics partners in the Northeast United States. Musser specifically discusses how the Port of Philadelphia has improved, with “Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf [announcing] plans to invest $300 million to improve PhilaPort facilties.”

Musser continues:
In August, Atlantic Ro-Ro Carriers had its first vessel call at Philadelphia’s Tioga Marine Terminal. The Warnow Sun, a multicargo-handling vessel that carries breakbulk, project cargo, vehicles, containers, and heavy lift, began service between, Russia, Belgium, and the US East and Gulf Coasts.
“ARRC Line calling PhilaPort is a perfect fit.” Port CEO Jeff Theobald said. “The types of cargo the line carries match the terminal’s capabilities extremely well.”
“This service requires a diverse set of skills and includes everything from heavy lift know-how to the more straightforward container operations,” Robert Palaima, president of Delaware River Stevedores (DRS) and operator of Tioga Marine Terminal, added. The ARRC service “is exactly in our wheelhouse,” he said.
ARRC President Rick Shannon said, “The Tioga Marine Terminal, DRS, and PhilaPort teams offered the right mix of capabilities and facilities, equipment, and support for us to grow our cargo volumes. We are working closely with our partners at the Port of Philadelphia and Tioga Marine Terminal on warehousing operations, and we now have the right partners for this expansion.”