The United States allocates $20.3 million to expand the Port of Philadelphia

The United States allocates $20.3 million to expand the Port of Philadelphia

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The Governor Tom Wolfe announced that the Biden administration granted Philadelphia Harbor (Villaport) $20.3 million for the construction of a new 100,000-square-foot warehouse at the Tioga Naval Terminal, plus safety and efficiency improvements with the modernization of its main gate.

“PhilaPort is a major hub for global trade, an important link in the supply chain and an important role in strengthening our economy and infrastructure, which is why I have made investment in the port a priority during my administration. This funding from the Biden administration depends on state, federal and private investment, and as a result, the port has become Now that he has the ability and competence to compete on the global stage, “The public-private partnership that really works, the Port of Philadelphia and its male and female employees have a lot to celebrate today,” said Tom Wolfe.

These resources are from the 2022 Infrastructure Reconstruction of America (INFRA) Program for US Department of Transportation The port will help meet the growing demand and attract more business.

“The Port of Philadelphia is an important link in our nation’s supply chains. By increasing capacity at the port, we are allowing more trade to flow through Philadelphia, getting products to families more efficiently and supporting local jobs.” US Senator Bob Casey.

The project was developed in a collaborative planning effort between the facility’s terminal operator, Delaware River Stivers and Villaport.

Construction on this project is scheduled to begin in 2024.

Upon completion of the new depot, Tioga Marine Terminal, which has recently seen increased demand for pulp, project tonnage, steel and timber products, will have more than 800,000 square feet of berth storage space.

Additional advantages of this project include the economic benefits of picking up new goods; improving truck turnover and station efficiencies, as well as improving connections to the regional multimodal network; safety and security reinforcements; and the environmental benefits of reducing truck queues and shifting freight from trucks to rail.

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