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Old 12-12-2012, 01:01 PM
 
Location: London, U.K.
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Compare the futures of all 3 ports by Tonnage and TEU. List the largest markets they cater to. Are there any expansions planned or projections for growth? List some import and export items. How do they rank with other ports in the US and world?

Which of the 3 have the brightest future?

Thanks in advance guys. I have an interest in seaports lol.
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Old 12-12-2012, 01:55 PM
 
Location: Northridge, Los Angeles, CA
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I'd actually be interested to know as well, without having to sift through hundreds of pages of documents. I already do enough of that at work

http://aapa.files.cms-plus.com/Stati...ING%202011.pdf

Here's a start for all North American ports ranked by TEU's (ranked by the American Association of Port Authorities)

Oakland: 2,342,504 TEU's
Seattle: 2,033,543 TEU's
Philadelphia: 291,091 TEU's
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Old 12-12-2012, 02:06 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia, PA
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The Philadelphia metro actually has several ports up and down the Delaware River.

The two on the link you provided are:

Philadelphia: 291,091
Wilmington, DE: 272,996

However, I know there are several more including Camden, Marcus Hook, etc. etc.

Also, Philadelphia fairs pretty well for being a river port, and has a pretty bright future ahead of it since there are some massive Oil Refineries in Philadelphia, also all the natural gas in PA, and the current dredging of the Delaware River.
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Old 12-12-2012, 02:22 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia, PA
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If we rank the ports by total tonnage.... Philadelphia clobbers Seattle and Oakland.. it really isn't even a competition.

Granted, these numbers are from 2004, but you get the point:

Philadelphia: 35,219,613
Paulsboro: 30,485,654
Marcus Hook: 24,568,697
New Castle: 8,169,975
Camden: 7,189,253
Wilmington: 4,998,686
Penn Manor: 2,853,210
Chester: 1,567,455
Total: 115,052,543

Seattle: 23,501,372
Oakland: 15,541,066

You get the point, it really is a wash when you don't exclude what cargo you are including, also, when you don't exclude all of Philadelphia's ports.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of..._United_States

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Old 12-12-2012, 02:33 PM
 
Location: northern Vermont - previously NM, WA, & MA
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If we rank the ports by total tonnage.... Philadelphia clobbers Seattle and Oakland.. it really isn't even a competition.

Granted, these numbers are from 2004, but you get the point:

Philadelphia: 35,219,613
Marcus Hook: 24,568,697
New Castle: 8,169,975
Camden: 7,189,253
Wilmington: 4,998,686
Penn Manor: 2,853,210
Chester: 1,567,455
Total: 84,566,889

Seattle: 23,501,372
Oakland: 15,541,066

You get the point, it really is a wash when you don't exclude what cargo you are including, also, when you don't exclude all of Philadelphia's ports.

Seattle is just 35 miles down the road (or Puget Sound) from the port of Tacoma which handles 9 to 13 million tons of cargo a year

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Port_of_Tacoma

and port of Everett to the north that handles about 2.3 million tons... http://www.portofeverett.com/home/index.asp?page=167

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Old 12-12-2012, 02:34 PM
 
Location: The City
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Originally Posted by Summersm343 View Post
If we rank the ports by total tonnage.... Philadelphia clobbers Seattle and Oakland.. it really isn't even a competition.

Granted, these numbers are from 2004, but you get the point:

Philadelphia: 35,219,613
Marcus Hook: 24,568,697
New Castle: 8,169,975
Camden: 7,189,253
Wilmington: 4,998,686
Penn Manor: 2,853,210
Chester: 1,567,455
Total: 84,566,889

Seattle: 23,501,372
Oakland: 15,541,066

You get the point, it really is a wash when you don't exclude what cargo you are including, also, when you don't exclude all of Philadelphia's ports.

Actually you are leaving out a few larger ones along the Port of Philadelphia like Paulsboro etc.

The stats and tables break the Philly port into like 12 or more different port because the municipalities are so small when they are literally right next to each other at times

Total tonnage was about 130 Mil tons last year when all combined

Philly is not a larger container port though

Large in Oil, Autos, Grain, Produce, Chemicals

That said it is nearly the size of the port of NY/NJ in terms of tonnage, a quite active port.

Considered the largest fresh water seaport in the World actually
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Old 12-12-2012, 02:41 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia, PA
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Seattle is just 35 miles down the road (or Puget Sound) from the port of Tacoma which handles 9 to 13 million tons of cargo a year

Port of Tacoma - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Okay, well you get the idea. Philadelphia has several ports and it handles a large amount of cargo, I believe fourth largest in the US... but it never gets much credit because it is broken up into numerous ports however, they ARE ALL WITHIN THE METRO AREA.
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Old 12-12-2012, 02:42 PM
 
Location: London, U.K.
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Philly is not a larger container port though
Only the WC ports handle high capacity mega ships I think. Which is what gives them the TEU edge over the rest of the US but the canal is being extended for that reason. Ports along the gulf and EC will radically benefit from larger mega ships.
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Old 12-12-2012, 02:42 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia, PA
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Actually you are leaving out a few larger ones along the Port of Philadelphia like Paulsboro etc.

The stats and tables break the Philly port into like 12 or more different port because the municipalities are so small when they are literally right next to each other at times

Total tonnage was about 130 Mil tons last year when all combined

Philly is not a larger container port though

Large in Oil, Autos, Grain, Produce, Chemicals

That said it is nearly the size of the port of NY/NJ in terms of tonnage, a quite active port.

Considered the largest fresh water seaport in the World actually
I knew I was missing some, just giving a general idea of how many different ports are within the Philadelphia metro
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Old 12-12-2012, 02:45 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia, PA
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Actually you are leaving out a few larger ones along the Port of Philadelphia like Paulsboro etc.
I added Paulsboro in. Can't believe I forgot that! It looks to be the third largest port in the metro after Philadelphia and Marcus Hook
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