The U.S. economy maintains its powerhouse status through a combination of characteristics. The country has access to abundant natural resources and a sophisticated physical infrastructure. It also has a large, well-educated and productive workforce. Moreover, the physical and human capital is fully leveraged in a free-market and business-oriented environment. The government and the people of the United States both contribute to this unique economic environment. The government provides political stability, a functional legal system, and a regulatory structure that allow the economy to flourish. The general population, including a diversity of immigrants, brings a solid work ethic, as well as a sense of entrepreneurship and risk taking to the mix. Economic growth in the United States is constantly being driven forward by ongoing innovation, research and development as well as capital investment.
Located in the heart of the U.S. Northeast, the Port of Philadelphia is located close to major retail distribution centers, manufacturers and automotive dealerships. The port is connected to two Class I railroads and is easily accessible to I-95 and other major interstates.
The Greater Philadelphia port complex is the #1 fruit gateway in the U.S., and one of the leading entry points in North America for meat and dairy products. They maintain excellent relationships with government food regulators and inspectors & the terminal has thousands of refrigerated plugs ready for use. Public and private warehouses in the region provide millions of square feet of freezer and refrigerated warehousing, and significant increases in temperature-controlled warehouse space are in construction. PhilaPort is home to the Philadelphia Wholesale Produce Market — the world’s largest fully-enclosed, fully-refrigerated wholesale produce market.
The Packer Avenue Marine Terminal is the premier container handling facility in the Port of Philadelphia and is located on the Delaware River. It also works large volumes of automobiles, steel and project cargoes. Immediate access to two major rail yards and interstate highways ensure excellent – and fast – inland connections for PAMT’s customers.
Packer Avenue Marine Terminal utilizes 5 gantry cranes along with on dock equipment consisting of toploaders, forklifts and yard hustlers. It has over 2200 reefer plugs and an on dock 61,600 cu. m. refrigerated warehouse in addition to multiple dry warehouses.
MARFRET IN THE UNITED STATES
Marfret USA, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Compagnie Maritime Marfret and acts in the capacity of an agent. We have represented Marfret since January 1996 and are headquartered in Norfolk, Virginia. Marfret USA handles all Marfret matters in North America. The USA staff is highly experienced with both refrigerated and dry container cargo, serving the Americas, Europe, and Oceania. Excellent customer service and 24 hour accessibility is how Marfret USA differentiates itself from the larger carriers.