PhilaPort welcomed the maiden call of a new ocean liner service to The Port of Philadelphia’s Packer Avenue Marine Terminal. The 6,730-TEU container vessel MSC Michaela is part of the Mediterranean Shipping Company’s (MSC) “Indus 2” service
This service gives Philadelphia shippers direct connections to India, Italy, Spain, and Portugal.
“Shippers want more efficient options and this new India/Med service fits perfectly into our wheelhouse,” said Jeff Theobald, Executive Director and CEO of PhilaPort
Philadelphia continues to play a major role in assisting international supply chains with alternate strategies to overcome worldwide logistics challenges.
“We have been working on attracting a service like Indus 2 for a while,” said Sean Mahoney, PhilaPort’s Director of Marketing. “Our terminal operator, Holt Logistics, has really done a great job with the customer base and made this service a reality.
PhilaPort, The Port of Philadelphia, is an independent agency of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania charged with the management, maintenance, marketing, and promotion of publicly-owned port facilities along the Delaware River in Philadelphia, as well as strategic planning throughout the port district.
PhilaPort works with its terminal operators to modernize, expand and improve its facilities, and to market those facilities to prospective port users.
Port cargoes and the activities they generate are responsible for thousands of direct and indirect jobs in the Philadelphia area and throughout Pennsylvania.