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November 30, 1994 | BOB LARAMIE/ DAILY NEWS
Delaware Avenue ports were abuzz yesterday as USDA Inspector Jonnie Tigner (above) examines first shipment of Chilean fruit of the season, a $1.5 billion industry, at Tioga Fruit Terminal. Bill Molz (left) checks inventory at new 208,000-square-foot warehouse for forest products at Snyder Avenue.
BUSINESS
December 11, 1986 | By GARY THOMPSON, Daily News Staff Writer
City officials are hoping their plan to create an enterprise zone along the Delaware River waterfront will help capture state subsidies needed to rebuild Philadelphia's port facilities. The city Commerce Department wants to nominate a large stretch of riverfront property for consideration as an enterprise zone - a designation that would allow the area to better compete for low-interest loans and grants. The area that the city has in mind includes the Tioga and Packer Avenue marine terminals, and all the waterfront property in between.
NEWS
May 14, 2010
Dole Fresh Fruit Co. has renewed its lease until 2025 with the Diamond State Port Corp. at the Port of Wilmington, Delaware Gov. Jack Markell announced Friday. The long-term contract "secures more than 800 jobs at the port," he said. Financial terms were not disclosed. Wilmington is the largest banana-receiving port in the world. In 2009, Dole made 57 ship calls in Wilmington. Dole is the largest banana company in North America and brings in more than 60 million individual bananas and over 1 million individual pineapples a week into Wilmington, said Stuart Jablon, Dole's vice president of operations in Wilmington.
NEWS
July 25, 2016 | By David O'Reilly, Staff Writer
Outside a vast brownfield in Gibbstown that is home to crumbling roads, empty storage tanks, and vacant sheds, a modest brick sign points to both the gritty past and the greener prospects of Gloucester County's economy. Repauno Plant shout its bold, stainless steel letters. Below them, the faint outline of a pried off logo whispers a bygone name: DuPont . Home to a DuPont Corp. factory complex that for 120 years manufactured dynamite and the chemicals for making Dacron, the Repauno site belched gas, leaked benzene, shed asbestos, occasionally exploded, and employed thousands, earning it the affectionate nickname "Uncle DuPont" before it shut down nearly 20 years ago. Now a 300-acre section of this 1,700-acre tract on the Delaware River appears destined to become one of the largest privately owned ports in the Northeast.
BUSINESS
April 21, 1986 | By BOB EISBERG, Daily News Staff Writer
While the maritime community has been lobbying hard for Conrail to develop an intermodal yard near the port, CSX has been working quietly on such a facility in South Philadelphia. Within the next two months, the parent company of the Chessie system will complete a $2.3 million renovation of its 60-acre yard at Snyder and Delaware avenues that will boost its capacity to transfer marine cargo containers to rail flatcars. "It's a great step forward for the port," said Bill DeWitt, the Philadelphia Port Corp.
NEWS
June 28, 1988 | By Donna St. George, Inquirer Staff Writer
Frances H. Sherman, 65, who was one of the first women to become a business leader at the Ports of Philadelphia and became something of an institution in Delaware River business circles, died Sunday in the Fox Chase Cancer Center. Ms. Sherman had worked for 43 years at Davies, Turner & Co., a customs brokerage and foreign freight forwarding firm, where she was secretary- treasurer and managed the Philadelphia office for more than half of her career. Ms. Sherman became known within the port for her knowledge of customs regulations.
BUSINESS
March 8, 2013 | By Mike Armstrong, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Port of Philadelphia will gain a shipping line when Horizon Lines Inc. moves its northeast terminal operations from Elizabeth, N.J., in April. The Charlotte, N.C.-based shipping company said Wednesday that the Philadelphia port would handle cargo arriving from its operations in Puerto Rico. Richard Rodriguez, general manager of Horizon's Puerto Rican operations, said in a statement that the company expected the relocation to produce "significant advantages," including faster transit and turnaround times, and expedited cargo inspections.
BUSINESS
March 13, 2013 | By Linda Loyd, Inquirer Staff Writer
Cargoes were up 10.4 percent in 2012 in the Port of Philadelphia, the third consecutive year for gains and an indicator the economy is improving, officials said. More steel, more paper, more cars. And sugar, a new cargo, weighed in at 24,331 tons. But the year was not all rosy. Container shipments were down after Chilean shipping company CSAV reduced ship calls at Tioga Marine Terminal and Star Line L.L.C. suspended service, citing the economy and rising fuel costs. Since a recession slowed shipping worldwide in 2009, ports on the Delaware River have seen an uptick in business - cargo volume in Philadelphia was up 17 percent in 2010 and 10 percent in 2011.
NEWS
March 16, 2012 | By Linda Loyd, Inquirer Staff Writer
Next time you peel a banana, there's an excellent chance it will have slipped here through a port on the Delaware River. Billions of bananas arrive through the piers and terminals on the Delaware headed to grocers, wholesalers, and produce markets across the country. Wilmington is the largest banana port in North America, and is second only to Antwerp, Belgium, in banana cargoes in the world. Dole Fresh Fruit Co. brings one ship a week, carrying more than 65 million bananas into the Christina River in Wilmington, or more than three billion bananas a year, said Dole vice president for operations Stuart Jablon.
NEWS
September 25, 2015 | BY DAN SPINELLI, Daily News Staff Writer spineld@phillynews.com, 215-854-5906
A SHIPPING container seized by customs agents last week at the Port of Philadelphia contained Costa Rican pumpkins, fruit . . . and 363 pounds of cocaine. The drugs, with a street value of more than $6 million, were packaged in 384 thin slits laminated to the inside flaps of the fruit case boxes. The container of fruit was brought to port by the M/V Santa Maria, and was meant to travel to a distributor in the Bronx, federal officials said. During a routine inspection of the shipping container, Customs and Border Protection (CBP)
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September 10, 2016
ISSUE | PORT OF PHILA. Not deep enough The expansion of the Panama Canal will ultimately result in a loss of business for the Port of Philadelphia ("Longshoremen geared up for a busier port," Wednesday). The channel depth of the expanded canal is 50 feet, matching that of New York, Baltimore, Norfolk, and Miami. Our channel, when it is completed next year, will be 45 feet. Most of the cargo ships being built will have drafts requiring channel depths of 50 feet. Why would a shipping company pick a port that will not be able to handle all of its ships?
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ISSUE | PHILLY LABOR UNIONS Longshoremen geared up for a busier port Inquirer reporter Linda Loyd captured the excitement for all of us who work at the Port of Philadelphia regarding the long-awaited Panama Canal expansion that was recently completed ("Via canal to Philly," Aug. 29). With the canal expanded and reopened, and the Delaware River dredging project to a depth of 45 feet nearly complete, Philadelphia is attracting the interest of some of the world's largest cargo vessels.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 1, 2016 | By Anndee Hochman
THE PARENTS: Kaysaree Salgado, 24, and Brenda Huertas, 33, of Port Richmond THE CHILD: Zoe Rae Huertas Salgado, born April 25, 2016 HOW KAYSAREE FED THE BABY WHEN SHE HAD TROUBLE LATCHING: She expressed milk into a medicine cup, then used a syringe. Kaysaree was a dimpled 22-year-old with a self-described "old soul. " Brenda was a tattooed "bad girl" with a rock-solid work ethic. They met online, through PlentyOfFish.com, and called their first meeting a "puppy date" - Kaysaree with her miniature pinscher, Prince, and Brenda with her pit bull, Charli.
NEWS
August 12, 2016 | By Andrew Seidman, TRENTON BUREAU
The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey was furious. In May 2012, top officials at the bistate agency lashed out at a processor of imported vehicles that operated at Port Newark and owed $2.8 million in rent and fees. The agency warned Foreign Auto Preparation Service (FAPS) that if it did not take remedial action quickly, it would be in violation of its lease. "For years, FAPS has failed to meet its financial responsibilities as a tenant at our port, and this practice stops today," then-Deputy Executive Director Bill Baroni said.
NEWS
August 5, 2016
This time, it was a woman in flip-flops who robbed a bank. About 3:15 p.m. Friday, the woman, dressed in a pink shirt, walked into the Washington Savings Bank at 2548 E. Lehigh Ave. in Port Richmond and handed a note to a teller, the FBI said. After obtaining an undisclosed amount of cash, she fled in flip-flops, the agency said. The robber is described as white or Hispanic, in her early 30s, about 5-foot-7 and of medium build. She also wore a pink baseball cap, orange-and-black shorts, and dark sunglasses.
TRAVEL
August 1, 2016
Small Bluetooth speakers are great for travel - but how can you use them while you're hiking or biking without having to invest in one or more of the myriad attachment accessories on the market? The folks at Braven Audio, makers of quality rugged speakers, have answered the call with the new Braven 105 Active Bluetooth speaker, a diminutive disk that can be attached to your arm, belt loops, handlebars, or other objects using its integrated elastic strap or the included 1/4-inch-thread mount, which can also be used as a stand.
NEWS
July 30, 2016
A 23-year-old woman has been charged with stabbing her brother to death after an argument at their home in Port Richmond on Tuesday, according to police. Naija Greo, of the 3100 block of Agate Street, is accused of slashing her brother, Zoilo Rodriguez-Greo, Tuesday afternoon and fleeing the scene after he stumbled outside bleeding. Police found Rodriguez-Greo lying on the street suffering from stab wounds around 1:20 p.m. He was transported to Temple University Hospital and pronounced dead at 1:55 p.m., police said.
NEWS
July 25, 2016 | By David O'Reilly, Staff Writer
Outside a vast brownfield in Gibbstown that is home to crumbling roads, empty storage tanks, and vacant sheds, a modest brick sign points to both the gritty past and the greener prospects of Gloucester County's economy. Repauno Plant shout its bold, stainless steel letters. Below them, the faint outline of a pried off logo whispers a bygone name: DuPont . Home to a DuPont Corp. factory complex that for 120 years manufactured dynamite and the chemicals for making Dacron, the Repauno site belched gas, leaked benzene, shed asbestos, occasionally exploded, and employed thousands, earning it the affectionate nickname "Uncle DuPont" before it shut down nearly 20 years ago. Now a 300-acre section of this 1,700-acre tract on the Delaware River appears destined to become one of the largest privately owned ports in the Northeast.
BUSINESS
May 17, 2016 | By Linda Loyd, Staff Writer
The next time you grab a Bounty paper towel, Charmin or Scott bathroom tissue, Pampers or Luvs diaper, it just might have come from wood pulp shipped through the Tioga Marine Terminal in Port Richmond. Fibria Celulose, the world's largest producer of eucalyptus pulp, sends 360,000 tons of pulp a year from Brazil into Tioga on the Delaware River, an operation that supports the jobs of 160 stevedores and terminal workers. And now other wood-pulp companies are looking to come, too. The Philadelphia Regional Port Authority, a state agency that owns the terminal, says it will need to retrofit a second warehouse to accommodate the expected influx.
NEWS
May 8, 2016 | By Julie Shaw, STAFF WRITER
A Philadelphia police officer was injured in an accident with another vehicle in Port Richmond on Friday afternoon. The crash occurred about 2 p.m. near Aramingo Avenue and Venango Street. Police said a K-9 officer was injured and taken by medics to Temple University Hospital. He was expected to be treated and released. Police said the officer's canine partner was not injured. The other vehicle in the crash had minor damage and no one inside it was injured, police said. shawj@phillynews.com 215-854-2592 @julieshawphilly
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