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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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.
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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.
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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.
BUSINESS
July 7, 1995 | By Henry J. Holcomb, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Stung by a state ethics commission conflict-of-interest ruling, John Ober resigned yesterday as vice chairman of the South Jersey Port Corp. Ober came under scrutiny by New Jersey's Executive Commission on Ethical Standards because of private business dealings with the state-owned port agency's municipal dock at Salem. He is one of three partners in the Del Line, a one-year-old steamship company that uses the Port of Salem dock. Though it acknowledged that Ober quit voting on Salem matters when Del Line began using Salem last July, the commission ruled that he had continued to participate in discussions and receive confidential information related to Salem.
BUSINESS
June 16, 2015 | By Jane M. Von Bergen, Inquirer Staff Writer
Loaded with mangoes, bananas, pineapples, and paper products, the Maersk Wakayama - a ship 176 yards long - docked at the Packer Avenue Marine Terminal in South Philadelphia on Wednesday. For Holt Logistics Corp., which runs the Packer Avenue port, the Wakayama marks the start of much new business, worth millions of dollars and tens of thousands of man-hours. "You're probably looking at 50,000 additional container moves," with 104 vessels arriving each year, exulted Leo Holt, 50, president of Holt Logistics Inc. The Maersk Group, based in Denmark, will send two vessels a week to the Packer Avenue port through each of two SeaLand shipping lines.
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August 20, 2015 | By Anndee Hochman, For The Inquirer
He wanted to practice Spanish. She wanted to hone her English. So, using a Skype profile feature that allowed them to text and talk, they got acquainted in two languages. Matt was a senior at Albright College in Reading, a Spanish major with a yen for public service; he'd spent part of junior year tutoring first graders in Nicaragua. Marlene was finishing college in Bolivia and hoped English fluency would boost her chances of landing a job as an environmental engineer. "Neither of us was looking for anything romantic," Marlene recalls.
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August 2, 2015 | By Chris Palmer, Inquirer Staff Writer
Brian Pabon poked his head into the door of Stephanie Dzikowski's home Thursday night and called out for his 22-year-old neighbor. "Yo, Steph!" he yelled urgently. "Yo, Steph!" No answer. Moments later, Dzikowski's boyfriend, Sean Sadowniczak, came running down the 3000 block of Aramingo Avenue and charged through the front door. Pabon, 19, quickly followed. Both men had received a phone call from another neighbor about a gunshot echoing from the rowhouse where Dzikowski lived with her father, her boyfriend, and their 2-year-old daughter, Clarissa.
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June 16, 2015 | By Jane M. Von Bergen, Inquirer Staff Writer
Loaded with mangoes, bananas, pineapples, and paper products, the Maersk Wakayama - a ship 176 yards long - docked at the Packer Avenue Marine Terminal in South Philadelphia on Wednesday. For Holt Logistics Corp., which runs the Packer Avenue port, the Wakayama marks the start of much new business, worth millions of dollars and tens of thousands of man-hours. "You're probably looking at 50,000 additional container moves," with 104 vessels arriving each year, exulted Leo Holt, 50, president of Holt Logistics Inc. The Maersk Group, based in Denmark, will send two vessels a week to the Packer Avenue port through each of two SeaLand shipping lines.
NEWS
May 31, 2015 | By Angelo Fichera, Inquirer Staff Writer
It's a port party in South Jersey, and one state leader is sending the invitations. State Senate President Stephen Sweeney (D., Gloucester) told a room of business leaders and local officials in Voorhees on Friday morning that two port facilities in the works on the Delaware have the potential to invigorate the regional economy - so much so that he envisions a third. "There's one more that we want to build, down in Salem" County, Sweeney said at a breakfast meeting hosted by the Chamber of Commerce Southern New Jersey focused on transportation and infrastructure, specifically ports.
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May 14, 2015 | By Paul Nussbaum, Inquirer Staff Writer
EDITOR'S NOTE: For the very latest on the Amtrak train derailment, click story here:   At least six people were killed and dozens injured, eight critically, when a northbound Amtrak train derailed Tuesday night in Port Richmond. In the moments after the derailment, scores of emergency personnel swarmed over more than a half-dozen toppled train cars, trying to reach the dazed, the injured, the dying. Some people were reported trapped in the train, and crews cut into the cars to try to free the injured.
NEWS
May 12, 2015
A 34-year-old man was shot and killed early Sunday in a car parked in Port Richmond, police said. The man, whose name was not released Sunday pending family notification, was shot in the head while he was sitting in the passenger seat of a 2011 Dodge on the 1200 block of E. Atlantic Ave. Officers on patrol discovered him after they heard gunshots in the area, then saw a man running from the car. Officers lost sight of the man, who ran down...
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April 11, 2015 | By Maddie Hanna, Inquirer Trenton Bureau
New York prosecutors have subpoenaed the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey for records regarding the awarding of a contract to a company owned in part by the Dallas Cowboys. The 15-year lease to operate the observation deck at the top of One World Trade Center drew attention earlier this year amid scrutiny into Gov. Christie's relationship with Cowboys owner Jerry Jones. The subpoena, issued by the Manhattan district attorney, was disclosed in a bond prospectus dated Tuesday from the Port Authority.
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April 9, 2015 | By Andrew Seidman, Inquirer Trenton Bureau
David Samson, who chaired the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey when the agency became embroiled in the George Washington Bridge lane-closure scandal, is retiring from the law firm he founded. Samson resigned from the Port Authority board in March 2014 as Gov. Christie, a possible Republican presidential contender, sought to move past the controversy. But Samson remained a presence at Wolff & Samson, the West Orange, N.J., firm he cofounded in 1972. The firm announced Tuesday that it was undergoing a leadership transition and would take the name Chiesa Shahinian & Giantomasi P.C. Samson, 75, will retire this month, the firm said.
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March 30, 2015 | By Aubrey Whelan, Inquirer Staff Writer
Philadelphia police have arrested two youths, ages 16 and 14, in the rape of a 19-year-old woman in Port Richmond who had been on her way home after a workout. The woman was walking home from a gym on Aramingo Avenue around 10:20 p.m. Thursday when she was approached by the two teens, said Capt. John Darby of the Special Victims Unit. They struck up a conversation with her that quickly turned threatening, Darby said, and then grabbed at her. The woman tried to flee, Darby said, and the boys pulled out a handgun and demanded money.
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