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Marine Log

September 20, 2007

Boston Ship Repair starts Philadelphia operation

The Philadelphia Inquirer reports that Boston Ship Repair Inc. is setting up a second operation in Philadelphia. To be called PennShip Service L.L.C., it is expected to employ a core group of 200 workers.

It is leasing a Philadelphia Naval Shipyard site next to Aker Philadelphia that was formerly utilized by Metro Machine Corp, of Norfolk, Va.

PennShip has leased Dry Dock 3 and Pier 6 along with adjacent land, the Philadelphia Inquirer reports John Grady, senior vice president of the Philadelphia Industrial Development Corp. (PIDC), as saying.

Dry Dock 3 is 984 feet long and 114 feet wide.

The PIDC is looking for another maritime firm to develop the smaller Dry Dock 2 area, once part of the Metro Machine operation.

According to its website, Boston Ship Repair is now booking drydockings at the Philadelphia facility.

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