Another Year of Growth At The Port Of Philadelphia

 

A gantry crane at the Port of Philadelphia | Photo: Natalie Kostelni, for the Philadelphia Business Journal

A gantry crane at the Port of Philadelphia | Photo: Natalie Kostelni, for the Philadelphia Business Journal

  • For the sixth straight year, the Port of Philadelphia is reporting an increase in handled cargo: 6.09 million metric tons went through the port in 2015, an increase of 2.38% from the previous year. The Philadelphia Business Journals Natalie Kostelni breaks down some of the highlights, cluing us in to Philadelphia’s ever shifting position within the global trade network.
  • Tired of waiting for the return of a city-wide street cleaning service, Point Breeze Community Development Corporation hopes to initiate a pilot program next month to clean a select area (between 19th and 24th Streets, from Alter to Federal Streets) each Wednesday. The program would be facilitated by Ready, Willing & Able, a non-profit that specializes in providing job training for the homeless and returning citizens, reports the Passyunk Post.
  • Councilman Bobby Henon introduced a bill yesterday in an attempt to bring another billboard alongside I-95, this across from the Detention Center at 8201 State Road. Plan Philly’s Jared Brey explains that this parcel, held by the Philadelphia Redevelopment Authority, is only nominally zoned for parks and open space; “the owner of an adjacent property has paved over the land in question.”
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