The Philadelphia Regional Port Authority (PhilaPort) engaged in three large capital projects beginning in the spring of 2016.
In May 2020, PhilaPort completed the construction of a new 100,000 square-foot storage warehouse at its Tioga Marine Terminal. The new warehouse greatly increased the current storage space at the terminal and provides for critical linkage to cargo movement via rail services directly adjacent to and within the new warehouse.
The project team analyzed several design options for the warehouse to provide a new facility that would meet schedule, budget, and operational constraints. Ultimately a fabric structure building was selected, which offered savings in building procurement costs and construction schedule and reduced the need for deep foundations. This was critical in saving cost and time at this urban site where numerous underground obstructions were present.
Pennsylvania ranks 12th in the country for volume of goods moved through its ports with more than 67 million tons of goods moving through the ports of Erie, Philadelphia and Pittsburgh. PhilaPort is the nation's 14th Strategic Military Post and is among the top 25 ports in the country.
PennDOT's ports program was created to oversee and administer the allocation of state funds to the three ports. It also serves as an advocate for both publicly- and privately- owned and operated ports.
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