Port of Philadelphia attracts shipping line from Jersey

A large shipping line is moving its northeast terminal from Elizabeth, New Jersey to the Port of Philadelphia.

Why Horizon Lines is moving is not rocket science — their new digs will allow them to make some improvements to how they run their business, and this will expedite their daily operations.

In Philly, they’ll enjoy a faster transit time of three and a half days to Puerto Rico. It will be faster to turn the boat around in the Delaware River. Also, the port is accessible by rail and highway routes.

The operator of the terminal where Horizon will send approximately 50 ships a year estimates Horizon will bring along 400 jobs to Philadelphia — a city that’s begun to deepen its shipping channel to attract bigger ships and increase employment.

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