New $42M warehouse at PhilaPort topped off

PhilaPort has topped off a $42 million, 201,621-square-foot distribution center that is under construction at the Packer Avenue Marine Terminal. 

The milestone means the last piece of steel has been installed in the construction of the building under development at 455 Pattison Ave. in South Philadelphia. Haines & Kibblehouse, a Skippack construction company that has an office at the Philadelphia Navy Yard, is the general contractor. 

The warehouse will be occupied by Holt Logistics Corp. as part of the company’s lease at the Packer Avenue Marine Terminal. The facility will have 32 loading docks and provide storage for dry cargo arriving at that terminal. PhilaPort also intends to leverage the facility to attract other business to the port. It is expected to be completed May 2022 and potentially create between 200 to 300 jobs.

A second phase totaling 217,000 square feet could eventually be built that would incorporate refrigerated warehousing.

In late 2016, the state announced it would invest more than $300 million in infrastructure, warehousing, and equipment at the port. The work aimed to double container capacity and position it for future growth at its Packer Avenue Marine Terminal, its automobile-handling operations, and the Tioga Marine Terminal.

*Article courtesy of Philadelphia Business Journal

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