PhilaPort gets two new container cranes

The Port of Philadelphia (PhilaPort) announced their recent purchase of two super post-Panamax container cranes, bringing the total to four cranes purchased by the port in 2017 for the Packer Avenue Marine Terminal in South Philadelphia.

“Each step in the development of PhilaPort is another important move in strengthening the economic success of the entire commonwealth,” said Governor Tom Wolf in a press release. “My administration is proud to partner with our port regions to invest in our infrastructure, bring key jobs to the region, and keep Pennsylvania’s economy competitive on a global scale.”

With these new purchases, PhilaPort is currently on track to set a record in total containers handled in a year.

The Port of Philadelphia is a huge economic engine in the Greater Philadelphia region; the acquisition of these two cranes will both grow the region’s economy and uphold its position as a top emerging global logistics hub.