Governor Corbett Visits Port of Philadelphia (USA)
Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett visited the Philadelphia Regional Port Authority’s Packer Avenue Marine Terminal yesterday to officially welcome Horizon Lines to the Port of Philadelphia.
The new weekly service, connecting Philadelphia and Puerto Rico, began on April 11, and will bring a vessel every Thursday to the terminal.
As the “Horizon Trader” (the second Horizon vessel to call the terminal as part of the new service) discharged cargo in the background, Governor Corbett lauded the major economic impact Horizon Lines will bring to the region, which will include 400 to 600 direct and indirect jobs, plus substantial business and tax revenues.
Governor Corbett also discussed his administration’s overall support of the Port’s efforts, in particular his administration’s major funding support for the ongoing Delaware River Main Channel Deepening Project, which is currently deepening the Port’s shipping channel from 40 to 45 feet.
But yesterday was a day to primarily celebrate Horizon Lines and its major 52-vessels-per-year commitment to the Port of Philadelphia.
Press Release, April 19, 2013