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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
NEWS
June 7, 1993 | The Philadelphia Inquirer / ERIC MENCHER
Port of call: Penn's Landing, where the SS Meridian stopped yesterday. Non- cruisers also got some sun.
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April 1, 2014 | By Samantha Melamed, Inquirer Staff Writer
PHILADELPHIA When the city cut a deal in 2012 for a holding company, Kenpor L.P., to take and rehab about 100 properties in Kensington and Port Richmond that had been in foreclosure after Robert Coyle, convicted of fraud, defaulted on $10 million in mortgages in 2009, Sandy Saltzman was skeptical. "We really were worried about the fact that these properties were in such poor condition that they were not going to be able to be taken care of in the way they needed to be," said Saltzman, executive director of the New Kensington Community Development Corp.
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March 30, 2014 | By Andrew Seidman, Inquirer Trenton Bureau
TRENTON - David Samson, the chairman of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, resigned Friday amid continued political fallout over lane closures last fall at the George Washington Bridge. Gov. Christie, speaking to reporters at a Statehouse news conference, said the decision was Samson's and did not implicate Samson in the bridge scandal, which has spawned legislative and federal investigations. The resignation, effective immediately, comes a day after the law firm representing Christie's office released a report absolving the governor and his current staff of any responsibility for the September traffic jams.
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March 10, 2014 | By Amy Laughinghouse, For The Inquirer
ABOARD THE CRYSTAL SERENITY - I'm sitting beside a pool in the Bay of Biscay, sipping a gin and tonic as a Thai band plays a vigorous rendition of Van Halen's "Jump. " A life-sized Barbie in a black-fringed thong bikini has just lowered herself into the water, no doubt inducing heart palpitations and several cases of whiplash among the men relaxing on the Lido Deck around me. That might seem to be sufficient excitement for one afternoon, but all eyes are directed upward when a crimson helicopter appears overhead, dangling two black-clad men from cables.
BUSINESS
February 28, 2014 | By Linda Loyd, Inquirer Staff Writer
Cargoes were up 15.1 percent in 2013 in the Port of Philadelphia, the fourth consecutive year for gains and an indicator the economy is recovering, officials said. More steel, more paper, more cocoa beans, and more sugar accounted for the increase. Total tonnage: 5.1 million. The year was not all rosy. Unconventional cargoes, known as "project cargoes," were down 10.8 percent. Automobile imports from Hyundai and Kia were down 9.8 percent, due in part to labor strife in South Korea and Japanese automakers' bouncing back to regain market share, said Robert Blackburn, the Philadelphia Regional Port Authority's senior deputy executive director.
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February 22, 2014 | By Maddie Hanna, Inquirer Trenton Bureau
TRENTON Republican lawmakers on Thursday pitched changes to the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, arguing that the Legislature should act now to address problems at the agency as investigations continue into the George Washington Bridge lane closures. At a Statehouse news conference, Assembly Minority Leader Jon Bramnick (R., Union) and other Republicans said the ongoing nature of the legislative probe should not preclude adoption of policies to improve transparency and accountability at the Port Authority.
NEWS
February 22, 2014 | By Robert Moran, Inquirer Staff Writer
Eugene Nowakowski and his wife spent the night at a Red Cross shelter following a water-main break Wednesday that flooded the basement of his Port Richmond home and left him without water or heat. As he prepared to spend a second night at the Red Cross House in West Philadelphia, what pained him most was the water damage to his custom-made Ken Smith bass guitar. "You can't buy it anywhere. It was made just for me," an angry Nowakowski said Thursday night. The water-main break Wednesday afternoon flooded the basement of at least a dozen homes in the 3000 block of Livingston Street, where the 55-year-old Nowakowski has lived for two decades.
NEWS
January 24, 2014
L UIS TORRADO, 46, of Old City, owns Torrado Construction Co., a general contractor in Port Richmond. Torrado worked as a subcontractor on three local projects for a Texas-based construction-management firm that manages Barnes & Noble College Bookstores' construction accounts. Torrado, a North Philadelphia native, started the firm in 1996. Q: How did you come up with the idea for the biz? A: While I was a student at Community College of Philadelphia, I got a part-time job with an electrical contractor in Center City who was working on Liberty Place I. Later, I worked for a contractor who [mentored]
NEWS
January 18, 2014 | By Joseph A. Gambardello, Inquirer Staff Writer
Over the years, firefighters have been called many times to Richmond Street just under I-95 in Port Richmond. There, where four rail lines cross the roadway, lurks a long-haul trucker's nightmare - a set of trestles with low clearances and a tendency to rip the tops off taller trailers. The solution, more often than not, has been to flatten the rig's tires and gradually ease out the trapped trailer. All that is going to end, officials said Thursday, but Richmond Street will be closed between Lehigh Avenue and Cambria Street beginning Thursday for about two years to make it happen.
NEWS
January 17, 2014
Buzz: Hey, Marnie - my brother gave us some tiny wine glasses. What the heck can I do with those? Marnie: I bet those are pony glasses, Buzz, used for serving fortified wines or dessert wines. Sometimes called sherry or port glasses, they're for wines best enjoyed in smaller servings. Buzz: You wine people are so weird. Everyone knows bigger is better. Who would choose to drink less instead of more? Marnie: This is the norm for wines that are either very sweet, very strong or both.
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December 6, 2013 | By A.M. Weaver, For The Inquirer
For a group of young, culturally diverse artists, the epiphany came two years ago. Sharing a workspace in the emerging creative haven of Port Richmond, the five decided pooling their talents and opportunities would pay off faster than individual struggle. Amber Art & Design was born, and already the public-art collective has left an impressive imprint, including the Roots mural honoring the Philly hip-hop neo-soul ensemble presented over the summer at Broad and South Streets.
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