Can’t think of anything to get your sweetheart for Valentine’s Day and have settled on the traditional gift of chocolate? You have seafarers to thank for that. Most of the chocolate available on the east coast is made from cocoa beans that come to us right here in Philadelphia. Pier 84 in South Philly, operated by the Pennsylvania Regional Port Authority, processed 97,688 tons of cocoa beans in 2014. That’s enough to make a lot of chocolate. Seafarers keep the lines of world trade open and operating. Without them, we’d be more clueless than usual about what to give our Valentine! Show your gratitude for seafarers’ work by considering a gift to SCI today!
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