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Page 31 of 39 their load is already pre-staged for pick-up and we'll get them in and out in 35 to 40 minutes," Mutz said. "Because we're an appointment-only facility, we can do 125–250 trucks per day. We also have rail capabilities with CSX and Norfolk Southern, and we have rail inside the building — 15 rail sidings — for inclement weather," he said. At the same time, safety is paramount at the terminal. "Forest products are big, bulky, and extremely heavy. If you make a OUR MARINE TERMINAL operating piers 74A, 78A, and 80 within the Port of Philadelphia comprises almost 1 million square feet of dry warehousing. Our strategically located terminal on the Delaware River provides a geographical advantage for distribution to two-thirds of the Canadian and US population within 48–72 hours. As the designated Forest Products Center within the Port of Philadelphia, JH Stevedoring and PENN Warehousing are recognized as one of the most cost effective and reliable labor forces in the North Atlantic. The productive and safe vessel handling by JH is unrivaled. PENN's proficient and safe operations ensure timely turn times for all modes within the distribution process. Our entire organization is supported by modern and specialized equipment, cutting-edge technology with 24-hour web access to your inventory. We offer a complete menu of supply chain support services at our marine terminal. That is inclusive of breakbulk, container, intermodal, rail, and truck distribution services. Our facility is a half mile to the US Interstate Highway System and one mile gate-to-gate with the Port of Philadelphia main container terminal (Packer Avenue Marine Terminal). Our cost effective, quality, and safe handling of products with our dedicated labor force minimizes damage. However, during the entire transport process products unfortunately incur damages. PENN is quite unique in providing on-site repair and rewrap services. Served directly by two Class I rail carriers, we have 15 rail sidings indoors for safe and damage-free loading or unloading of products. Our truck turn times are closely monitored and are consistently less than one hour, gate-to-gate. Throughout our terminal, we have state-of-the-art technology providing 24-hour web access to your inventory with EDI capabilities, supported by our experienced and stellar customer service team. Please allow us to demonstrate how we may add value to your supply chain. Collaborative, safe handling with strategic location 12053_penn_jh banner_v1.indd 1 1/7/11 1:00 PM mistake it could cost somebody's life. We train constantly, and we continually monitor how the men and women are handling the products — how they're discharging products from the vessel and moving products between the warehouses." While PhilaPort does not have the footprint of the biggest gateway ports, it figures prominently for "smart companies that know how to do supply chain and distribution," Mutz said. "Companies like Dole, Del Monte, and Chiquita aren't going to come up the Delaware River unless they know they can get their products distributed throughout the US and Canada in 48 to 72 hours," he said, "and we don't have the port congestion and traffic like New York or Los Angeles." Ted Kuriger, CEO of Jillamy, a full-service, asset-based 3PL headquartered in Chalfont, Pennsylvania, said e-commerce fulfillment is growing "off the charts" as people's shopping habits have changed over the past year. In turn, warehouse operations have to be configured differently while workers also require specific training. "You need a labor force that's trained well, because with e-commerce fulfillment PhilaPort A SPECIAL ADVERTISING SUPPLEMENT OF THE JOURNAL OF COMMERCE Refrigerated cargo owners are drawn to Philadelphia by the ability to quickly distribute product throughout the US and Canada. PHILADELPHIA TRADE & LOGISTICS 32 | May 24 2021

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