Pennsylvania’s three ports provide deep water, inland and Great Lakes access to international importing and exporting.
Pennsylvania has heavily invested in its intermodal infrastructure and offers unimpeded goods movement to any destination, whether via port-to-rail or by truck. In the commonwealth, “going global” is hassle-free.
The success of Pennsylvania’s ports is no accident. The commonwealth’s strategic location is a natural advantage, and we’ve built a strong intermodal transportation network to create a smooth, rapid movement of goods to markets.
Port of Philadelphia
The Port of Philadelphia is one of the busiest along the Atlantic coast. It handles more than one-quarter of the entire North Atlantic District's annual tonnage, and it is the fourth largest port in the U.S. for the handling of imported goods.
The Port of Philadelphia is strategically located at the center of the Northeast corridor, the country's largest and richest marketplace. The port is directly accessible to more major cities by rail and truck than any other port in the U.S., ensuring your deliveries are timely and cost effective.
Port of Pittsburgh
2nd Largest Inland Port
The Port of Pittsburgh moves more than 44 million tons of cargo annually along its three major waterways – the Allegheny, Monongahela and Ohio Rivers – making it the second largest inland port in the U.S. The city sits at the northeastern end of the nation's 9,000-mile inland waterway system, which will help you reach markets as far west as Sioux City and as far south as New Orleans – with access to the Gulf of Mexico and beyond.
Over 200 River Terminals
With more than 200 river terminals, the Port of Pittsburgh is the origin of destination for more tons of raw materials than any other port in the world.
Port of Erie
Within 1/3 of the U.S. Population
Midway between New York and Chicago, Erie is within a 300-mile radius of one-third of the population of the United States, making it easy to reach major markets such as Detroit, New York, Chicago, Washington D.C. and parts of Canada.
Great Lake Access
Pennsylvania's only Great Lakes port is served by ocean-going freighters via the St. Lawrence Seaway. Its international airport is the fastest growing in Pennsylvania. Rail freight services are provided by Norfolk Southern, the Allegheny Eastern Railroad, and CSX.