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Philly’s Port Has Its First China Shipping Route As It Makes Play For Larger Role In U.S. Supply Chain

Posted on August 29, 2022

Philadelphia has its first sea shipping route with China, and the timing couldn’t be more perfect.

A shipping barge at the Port of Philadelphia, laden with white shipping containers signifying refrigerated cargo, seen in 2016.

The Port of Philadelphia hosted the maiden call of the Wan Hai 315 container ship on Aug. 18, the first vessel to sail a new shipping route operated by Wan Hai Lines, at a ceremony attended by Gov. Tom Wolf and Mayor Jim Kenney. The route, Wan Hai Asia-America 9, makes stops in the Chinese ports of Shenzhen, Shanghai and Qingdao, as well as ports in Taiwan, Vietnam and Panama.


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