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Philadelphia Regional Port Authority

The Philadelphia Regional Port Authority, an independent agency of theCommonwealth of Pennsylvania, has as its primary mission the enhancement
of water-borne trade and commerce. PRPA was created by an act of the
Pennsylvania legislature in 1989. As an organization committed to
economic development and job creation, the Authority seeks to generate
activity that will maximize port-related employment and revenues by
promoting the use of the Philadelphia regional port system by
Pennsylvania based industries. It is also committed to working in a
cooperative spirit with other Delaware River port and City agencies to
realize the potential of the regional port system. Port cargoes and the
activity they generate are responsible for thousands of direct and

indirect jobs in the Philadelphia area and throughout Pennsylvania.​