Governor Tom Corbett to Welcome Horizon Lines to Philadelphia

Ceremony welcoming arrival of Horizon vessels will be held at Packer Avenue Marine Terminal on April 18

By MarEx 2013-04-16 16:02:00

With newly-arrived Horizon Lines cargo from San Juan, Puerto Rico being unloaded in the background, Pennsylvania’s Governor, Tom Corbett, and Packer Avenue Marine Terminal officials on Thursday, April 18 at 1:30 p.m, will officially welcome Horizon Lines to the Port of Philadelphia.

Governor Corbett, along with Horizon’s President & CEO, Sam Woodward, and senior leadership from Greenwich Terminals and Astro Holdings, a Holt family affiliate that runs the Packer Terminal for the Philadelphia Regional Port Authority, will celebrate this important economic development for the regional economy.  Immediately following the ceremony, guests and members of the press will have an opportunity to take a guided tour of the facilities at the Terminal.

Horizon Lines gives the Port of Philadelphia a major new carrier that will provide an outstanding opportunity to expand trade connections between the Greater Philadelphia region, Puerto Rico and the Caribbean.  Horizon will be calling Philadelphia on a weekly basis every Thursday.  This new business will generate approximately 400 direct and indirect new jobs at the Port, Port-related businesses, and the region.

WHO:                   Governor Tom Corbett
                                Leo Holt, President, Holt Logistics Corp.
                                Sam Woodward, President & CEO, Horizon Lines, Inc.
WHAT: Ceremony welcoming Horizon Lines to the Port of Philadelphia

WHEN:                 Thursday, April 18, 1:30 pm (We recommend press arrival by 1:00 pm.  PAMT is a secure facility, requiring photo ID and registration)

WHERE:               Packer Avenue Marine Terminal, 3301 S Christopher Columbus Blvd, Philadelphia, PA 19148 (Columbus Blvd. at Packer Ave)

NOTE:                   Guests and press must arrive by 1:00 pm; All guests will enter PAMT through the South Gate (Follow Signs from intersection of Packer Ave & Columbus Blvd); event begins at 1:30 pm.

The products and services herein described in this press release are not endorsed by The Maritime Executive.