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Terminal Development: Everglades, Philadelphia

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Broward County’s Port Everglades has released a new video to illustrate its 20-year roadmap for future growth, including approximately $1.6 billion in capital investments to improve productivity for cargo, cruise and petroleum businesses that operate at the South Florida seaport. Officials of the Philadelphia Regional Port Authority (PRPA) released a Request for Expressions of Interest (R.E.I.) for the development of its Southport Terminal Complex, located on the Delaware River in South Philadelphia.

Video Highlights Key Expansion Projects in the 2014 Port Everglades 20-Year Master/Vision Plan

Broward County’s Port Everglades has released a new video to illustrate its 20-year roadmap for future growth, including approximately $1.6 billion in capital investments to improve productivity for cargo, cruise and petroleum businesses that operate at the South Florida seaport. 

The short video is available in English, Spanish, Portuguese and Mandarin on the port’s website at PortEverglades.net/expansion, select MASTER/VISION PLAN or on the Port’s YouTube channel at PortEvergladesFL.

The Broward County Board of County Commissioners, which governs the Port as a self-funded enterprise fund, recently approved the Port Everglades 2014 Master/Vision Plan, which is the second update to the port’s original Plan approved in December 2007. Over the past year, Port staff and maritime consultant AECOM Technical Services, Inc. held more than 20 meetings with customers, stakeholders and the general public to develop the Plan.

Philadelphia Regional Port Authority Issues R.E.I. for Southport Terminal Complex Development

Officials of the Philadelphia Regional Port Authority (PRPA) released a Request for Expressions of Interest (R.E.I.) for the development of its Southport Terminal Complex, located on the Delaware River in South Philadelphia.

The R.E.I. invites respondents to submit development concepts for the following sites in the Southport Complex: the Southport Marine Terminal (119 acres); the Southport West Terminal (75 acres); and Pier 124 North Berth, a 1,132-foot long finger pier adjacent to the 119-acre site.


An aerial photograph of the Southport sites as they exist now.
Photo/Philadelphia Regional Port Authority
 

PRPA, an independent agency of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, is seeking interested parties to explore entering into one or more Public-Private Partnerships for the design, build, finance, operation and maintenance of the three available sites located at the Southport Marine Terminal Complex located in the City of Philadelphia, along the Delaware River, south of the Walt Whitman Bridge.

The three sites comprise the Southport sites, and respondents may submit expressions of interest for one, two or all of the sites. Permitting, pre-construction and site configuration work has already been undertaken by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania at each of the sites, but PRPA encourages respondents to not feel constrained by previously-envisioned uses for the Southport sites. All development concepts consistent with PRPA’s mission to enhance trade and commerce will be considered. The R.E.I. contains detailed information and guidelines on these parameters.

The R.E.I. describes in detail all aspects of the three sites comprising Southport, as well as the geographical area surrounding the complex. That area includes substantial highway, rail and water access, including rail yards serviced by two Class-One railroads (Norfolk Southern and CSX) and a federal navigation channel currently being deepened to 45 feet. Further, a newly-built four lane road connects the Southport sites to Interstate highways I-76 and I-95.

"Southport’s time has finally come, and we look forward to establishing a productive public-private partnership with one or more interested parties to develop and operate these top-notch sites," said PRPA Chairman Charles G. Kopp, Esq. "With industrial-zoned waterfront land at an absolute premium along the Eastern Seaboard of the United States, I know that this substantial acreage, with its many inherent qualities and fine location, will prove a great asset to the right company or companies."

A short video presentation, which concisely summarizes the contents of the R.E.I., can be accessed via PRPA’s Vimeo channel.


A graphic rendering of possible uses of the Southport sites.
Photo/Philadelphia Regional Port Authority
 
 

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