Port Investments, New Business Top Busy Week For Holt Logistics Corp.

Several announcements with implications for Port of Philadelphia

Philadelphia, PA (December 2, 2013)-    Holt Logistics Corp. made several announcements this past week on business developments for its Packer Avenue Marine Terminal.  First, Holt Logistics announced it has reached an agreement with Bermuda Container Line (BCL) to provide stevedoring and terminal services for BCL’s weekly shipping service to and from Bermuda.  The agreement will become effective in the first quarter of 2014, when BCL will move its U.S. port of call from Elizabeth, New Jersey, to Holt’s Packer Avenue Marine Terminal in South Philadelphia.  The agreement is attributable in part to negotiations and advocacy work done by Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett, Philadelphia Mayor Michael A. Nutter, the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce, Philadelphia Regional Port Authority (PRPA) and Holt Logistics Corp.  Here is a summary of coverage from the announcement:

Philadelphia Inquirer/Philly.com

Bermuda Royal Gazette


American Shipper

American Journal of Transportation


Holt Logistics Corp. also released a statement on the impact of the PA transportation funding bill on the Port of Philadelphia and related industries.  Representatives from Holt Logistics Corp attended a ceremonial signing event with Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett in King of Prussia on Monday, November 25, where details were presented on the creation of a “Multimodal Transportation Fund” to support construction and infrastructure improvements for rail, air, ports, bicycle and pedestrian projects.  Here is a summary of coverage on the announcement:

The Packer

Journal of Commerce

And, finally, The NYKCool vessel M/V Belgian Reefer called at the Port of Philadelphia’s Packer Avenue Marine Terminal on Wednesday, November 27 to begin its first journey south for Chilean fruit service for the 2013-2014 season. The Belgian Reefer is part of the global fleet of one of the largest conventional specialized refrigerated carriers in the world, NYKCool of Stockholm, Sweden. The vessel was loaded with empty refrigerated containers bound for Chile, where it will take on a full load of cargo and containers after the twelve day voyage south.  Read more:

America Fruit