LVEDC: Bethlehem could become an inland port

Posted: 8:00 PM EDT Jun 04, 2013   Updated: 8:04 PM EDT Jun 05, 2013

Bethlehem may be many miles from the ocean but the city could become a port -- of sorts.

The Lehigh Valley Economic Development Corporation says talks are underway to make Bethlehem an inland port.

The city's intermodal facility would become an extension of the port in Newark, New Jersey.

Officials say Norfolk Southern railroad is talking with other companies about this.

Still it's not a done deal and it's unclear what the economic impact would be.