German line to add cargo stop in Philadelphia

Posted: March 26, 2013

Rickmers-Linie, a German shipping line, will add a new monthly cargo delivery to Philadelphia from Asia and South America to Tioga Marine Terminal in Port Richmond.

Rickmers now brings two ships a month into Tioga, said Delaware River Stevedores president Robert Palaima.

The expanded service will add a third monthly ship, hauling turbines, machine parts, air exchangers, and other large items used in building factories and major construction projects. The ship will call on ports including Xingang, Shanghai, Singapore, Cape Town, Buenos Aires, Santos, Rio de Janeiro, Vitoria, Philadelphia, Savannah and Houston.

"They are going to focus first on Asia to South America, and then, secondarily, cargo opportunities for the U.S. Gulf and East Coasts," he said.


Contact Linda Loyd at 215-854-2831 or lloyd@phillynews.com.

 

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