Governor Corbett, Chilean Minister of Agriculture Mark Growing Importance of Chilean Fruit to Port of Philadelphia

Event at Packer Avenue Marine Terminal also featured donation of fruit to Philabundance

Pictured, from left, are George Matysik, Director of Government Affairs for Philabundance, Leo A. Holt, President of Holt Logistics Corp. and Philabundance Board Member, Charles G. Kopp, Chairman of the Philadelphia Regional Port Authority, Governor Tom Corbett, and Chilean Minister of Agriculture Luis Mayol Bouchon.

PHILADELPHIA (May 14, 2013)Underscoring the importance of his recent trade mission to South America, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett, the Chilean Agricultural Minister Luis Mayol Bouchon and senior Chilean agricultural officials today met at the Packer Avenue Marine Terminal in South Philadelphia to observe the unloading of the Bahia Castillo, a refrigerated cargo ship carrying thousands of tons of fresh Chilean fruit to the United States and Canada through the Port of Philadelphia gateway.  As part of the event, approximately 10,000 pounds of Chilean fruit was donated to Philabundance, the region’s largest hunger relief organization, which loaded the fruit for immediate shipment to its local distribution center.  Below is a summary of coverage from the event:

The Philadelphia Inquirer

CBS Philly


Bloomberg Businessweek Press

The Maritime Executive

KYW 1060

Fruit Net