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.