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Philadelphia plans briefing on proposed container terminal

Philadelphia plans briefing on proposed container terminal

   The Philadelphia Regional Port Authority and state of Pennsylvania will hold a briefing Aug. 11 on plans to build a new greenfield container terminal in Philadelphia.

   The briefing is for financiers, developers, terminal operators, investors and service providers, on the state's plan to develop a new terminal on the Delaware River, south of the Walt Whitman Bridge. The site includes land that was formerly part of the Philadelphia Naval Shipyard.

   In a notice of the meeting, the state said the so-called Southport Development Project would be 'procured and delivered through a public private partnership, with the objective of awarding a contract by the end of 2008/early 2009.'

   More information on the briefing, which will include presentations from the state's Department of General Services, the engineering firm AECOM, and a forecast by John Martin, is available at: www.portal.state.pa.us/portal/server.pt/gateway/PTARGS_0_2_24966_1230_241981_43/http%3B/pubcontent.state.pa.us/publishedcontent/publish/cop_general_government_operations/dgs/community_content/dgs_homepage/portlets/state_initiatives/industrybriefing.pdf.