New weekly Asia route touted as ‘biggest thing that’s happened to the Port of Philadelphia in decades’
Philadelphia Business Journal
For the first time, the Port of Philadelphia now has a direct, weekly link to Asia’s economy as it launches the Wan Hei Lines’ Asia — America 9 Service.
The route has a transit time of 35 days and gives Philadelphia access to ports along Asia’s Eastern Coast. It makes stops at Haiphong, Vietnam; Shekou (Shenzhen), Shanghai and Qingdao, China; Kaohsiung, Taiwan; and Balboa, Panama, before coming to the Packer Avenue Marine Terminal in South Philadelphia. It’s expected to create 720 jobs (157 of which will be at PhilaPort), over $194 million in economic impact and $7.2 million in state and local taxes per year.
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