Ship Philly First President Larry Antonucci participated in a panel of experts on Philadelphia’s transportation infrastructure in Wilmington. Industry leaders detailed what is required to maintain and improve the region’s rail, air, road and ports network, and emphasized that continued investment is essential to remain competitive with other metropolitan areas.
“Ports around the country are investing heavily in infrastructure and capital improvements in order to attract new business and sustain the business they already have,” said Antonucci. “If we don’t do the same, we’re in jeopardy of losing market share and diminishing the economic drivers that make our region attractive to both business and individuals who would like to call the Greater Philadelphia area home.”
The sold-out event was sponsored by the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce which Ship Philly First recently joined.
Antonuci, who also is president of 721 Logistics, was joined on the panel by Tom Caramanico, president, McCormick Taylor; Mark Gale, CEO, Philadelphia International Airport and H. Alan Brangman, vice president for facilities, real estate and auxiliary services, University of Delaware.