Let me explainI am writing a story that involves someone traveling from the Republic of Ireland to Philadelphia by way of a cargo/freighter shipBut I need to know how such a translatlantic crossing would be madeOnce arriving on the coast of the United States, would the ship have to pass through rivers to reach Philadelphia Port? Or do ships normally stop at some specific area on the coast of the U.Sand have the goods sent the rest of the way to Philadelphia by train/truck? Any references would help a great dealI need accuracyThanks a lot.
The Philadelphia Regional Port Authority - Port's largest facility, is the Packer Avenue Marine Terminal which is a state-of-the-art handling facility for cargoes such as containers, steel, perishables, project and heavy lift cargoesThe facility provides Panamax access and some of the largest heavy-lift gantry cranes on the US East Coast( A Panamax access means that any ship that can pass through the Panama Canal, and use this facility.) Access from the sea, is via the Delaware RiverPeople have been traveling by sea from Cork Ireland to Philadelphia since the 1800'sWhere it once was a 50 day trans-Atlantic voyage it is now a 6 day cruiseOnce on the East US coast, ships converge down the Delaware River to Philadelphia The link below has all the information you need to know with text, pics and video on the Philadelphia Regional Port AuthorityGood luck with your writingHappy Safe Boating, John