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Governor, Senator Casey Celebrate $20.3 Million Grant, Historic Investments in Philaport

Posted on October 18, 2022

Governor Tom Wolf and U.S. Senator Bob Casey visited the Port of Philadelphia to celebrate a $20.3 million federal grant to construct a new 100,000 square-foot warehouse at Tioga Marine Terminal.

“The port is an economic powerhouse not just for the Philadelphia region, but for all of Pennsylvania,” said Gov. Wolf. “This is a major hub for global trade, and a crucial link in the supply chain for the goods that Pennsylvanians use every single day.

“An investment in a stronger port is an investment in better infrastructure, a stronger economy, and long-term stability for Pennsylvania. This is why it’s so important for us to have leaders in Congress like Senator Casey, who are willing to fight for Pennsylvania jobs and Pennsylvania infrastructure.

“It’s also why I’m so proud that my administration has invested more than $539 million in the Port of Philadelphia.”

This significant funding from the U.S. Department of Transportation 2022 Infrastructure for Rebuilding America (INFRA) grant program will help the port meet growing demand and attract more business. The project was developed in a collaborative planning effort between the facility’s terminal operator, Delaware River Stevedores and PhilaPort.

“The Port of Philadelphia is a critical link in our Nation’s supply chains—by moving commerce through this region, these waterways create and sustain good-paying union jobs and spur economic growth,” said Senator Casey. “The infrastructure law has already invested tens of millions of dollars in PhilaPort, including much of this $20 million grant for Tioga Marine Terminal, and this is just the beginning. The Biden Administration and Democrats in Congress are going to keep delivering for Philadelphia and Southeastern Pennsylvania’s economy.”

“With this grant PhilaPort is able to meet the demands of the current market and add much needed capacity in the warehouse space,” said Jeff Theobald, PhilaPort Executive Director and CEO. “We receive calls daily from shippers looking for dry storage. With the construction of a new 100,000 square-foot warehouse, we will have the ability to attract new business, that will result in the creation of additional family sustaining jobs for the region.”


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