Pennsylvania Ports

Pennsylvania has 3 Major Ports and Access to Markets

Pennsylvania contributes its far-reaching infrastructure in its robust port system, composed of the Ports of Philadelphia, Pittsburgh and Erie, each contributing unique advantages both to in-state and global companies. The state ranks 12th in the country for volume of goods moved through its ports with over 67 million tons of goods. These three ports provide an economic benefit of nearly $50 billion to Pennsylvania.

Port of Philadelphia: Strategic Location
  • Known throughout the world as a leading handler of both refrigerated and frozen cargos
  • 2015- Passed the 1 million ton mark in the handling and distribution of forest products
  • Achieved six consecutive years of sustained cargo growth
  • Among the top 16 container ports in the USA, handling 427,630 TEU (twenty-foot equivalent units) in 2015

Port of Pittsburgh: Gateway to the Gulf
  • Moves more than 35 million tons of cargo annually along its three major waterways
  • Second-busiest inland port in the U.S.
  • 17th busiest port of any kind in the nation
Port of Erie: Global Access
  • Within a 300-mile (482 km) radius of one-third of the population of the U.S.
  • Makes it easy to reach major markets such as Detroit, New York, Chicago, Washington D.C. and parts of Canada
  • Serviced by Norfolk Southern, the Allegheny Eastern Railroad and CSX
The Port of Erie has the largest crane – a 300-ton capacity – as well as one of only two 1,000-foot dry docks on the Great Lakes.
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