Hyundai To Create 250 Jobs in Philly

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The Inquirer reports Hyundai is negotiating to put a new vehicle-import business in the port of Philadelphia. ""If - and it's a huge if - we get this business, it's going to be at least 100 ships a year filled with cars," said Robert C. Blackburn, the port authority's senior deputy executive director. The deal is not yet done. "I think there are still some labor issues that have to get resolved," said port authority chairman John Estey. "It's all about who's going to move the cars." The potential deal is being negotiated as the automaker known for affordable, quality vehicles has expanded its market share in the United States, from 4.8 percent in 2007 to 7.1 percent in 2009, according to data compiled by J.D. Power & Associates. Under the deal being discussed with Philadelphia, the new vehicles would be off-loaded from ships at Packer Avenue Marine Terminal in South Philadelphia and moved down the street to the southwest corner of Columbus and Oregon for finishing touches and to be stored until sent, mostly by truck, to dealer showrooms. Some cars might move out by rail."

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