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South Jersey Port Corporation Posts Increased Cargo Tonnage for 2014 – Sets New Import Steel Cargo Record

Camden, NJ – At the February 3, 2015 SJPC Board of Directors meeting, the agency reported its marine terminals had a breakout cargo year in 2014 with tonnage increasing by 24% over 2013 to 2,264,746 short tons. This is the second consecutive year of achieving double digit tonnage growth at the marine terminals in Camden.

“Overall 2014 has been a very good year and 2015 is showing some very positive trends,” said Kevin Castagnola, chief executive officer and executive director of the SJPC. Steel imports lead the way with a 65% increase over 2013 to 900,097 tons. 2014 began with a first quarter import steel tonnage record. That trend accelerated in late 2014 with and 124,549 tons of steel unloaded in December – more than double December of 2013. Total import steel tonnage for 2014 is a new record for the Camden terminals, beating the 1997 mark of 752,542 tons.

The rise in steel imports reflects a growing reliance on the SJPC’s marine terminals by shippers of steel from Europe to the American industrial heartland.

“It’s a combination of the diminishing efficiency of the Saint Lawrence Seaway to the Midwest and the SJPC having the right facilities, skilled staff and rail and highway infrastructure to move these high quality rolls to steel quickly, timely and in the most cost effective manner,” explained Castagnola.

The SJPC has seen its overall break-bulk cargoes increased 47% to 1,104,521 tons with scrap metal tonnage growing by five percent to 522,380 tons, cement tonnage increasing by 13% to 371,678 s/tons, salt doubling to 137,622 tons. Import cocoa beans grew by 9% percent to 66,036 tons.

In 2014, the SJPC’s marine terminals handled 157 ships compared to 145 in 2013 and the number of ship days (i.e. the number of days a ship is loading or unloading at its terminals) increased from 385 to 474 – a 22% increase.

The South Jersey Port Corporation is an agency of the State of New Jersey overseeing the import and export of international bulk, breakbulk and container cargos into and through South Jersey. The agency owns, operates and manages the Balzano Marine Terminal and the Broadway Terminal in Camden, NJ and the Salem Marine Terminal in Salem, NJ and is developing a new port facility, the Paulsboro Marine Terminal, in Paulsboro, NJ. The agency is also the grantee for Foreign Trade Zone #142.

SJPC January Board Meeting Rescheduled

New meeting date is February 3, 2015

In accordance with the Open Public Meetings Act, N.J.S.A 10:4-6, the South Jersey Port Corporation is providing notice that the January 27, 2015 Board of Directors meeting has been rescheduled due to inclement weather. The meeting will be held on Tuesday, February 3, 2015 at 12:30 p.m. EST in the SJPC Board room located at the Broadway Terminal, 2500 Broadway, Camden, NJ 08104. The meeting is open to the public. A portion of this meeting may be closed to the public.

 

Notice of SJPC Board Meeting Date Change

September Meeting Moved to 9/29/2014

PUBLIC NOTICE – NOTICE OF CHANGE OF BOARD MEETING DATE

In accordance with the Open Public Meetings Act, N.J.S.A 10:4-6, the South Jersey Port Corporation is providing notice that the Board of Directors regular session meeting previously scheduled for Tuesday, September 30, 2014 has been rescheduled for Monday, September 29, 2014 at 12:30 p.m. EST. The meeting will be held in the SJPC Boardroom located at 2500 Broadway, Camden, NJ 08104. The meeting is open to the public. A portion of this meeting may be closed to the public.

South Jersey Port Corporation Jay Jones, Board Secretary

SJPC Board Approves Holtec Agreement and a Paulsboro Terminal Tenant Agreement with Holt Logistics

At a special meeting held on Thursday, July 10, 2014, the SJPC Board of Directors approved the Holtec Project Development Agreement to foster the creation of the Holtec Technology Center at the Broadway Terminal in Camden. The project, representing the largest private investment in Camden history, will redevelop 50 acres within the terminal and transform the area into a state-of-the-art energy research, testing, training and manu facturing center.

In a second action, the Board approved an agreement with Holt Logistics, to replace a portion of their existing Broadway Terminal leasehold needed for the Holtec project and an opportunity to be the terminal operator at the SJPC’s new Paulsboro Marine Terminal scheduled to open in 2016. The SJPC began developing the new terminal seven years ago and the final major construction component, the wharf construction, will contracted out later this month. Both agreements were announced by Governor Christie at two events hosted by SJPC on Monday, July 14, 2014.

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Special SJPC Board of Directors Meeting

July 10, 2014 @ 1:00 p.m.

In accordance with the Open Public Meetings Act, N.J.S.A 10:4-6, the South Jersey Port Corporation is providing notice that the Board of Directors will hold a special teleconference meeting on Thursday, July 10, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. EST in the SJPC Boardroom located in the Broadway Terminal, 2500 Broadway, Camden N.J. 08104. The meeting is open to the public. The purpose of this meeting is to consider the 1) Holtec Development Agreement, 2) the Camden Waterfront Development/Holt Term Sheet for Broadway Pier 5 and Paulsboro Marine Terminal and 3) affirm the recommendation for the award of bid for the Paulsboro Marine Terminal Wharf Construction Project. A portion of this meeting may be closed to the public.

Notice of Special SJPC Board of Directors Meeting

May 14, 2014 @ 9:00 a.m.

In accordance with the Open Public Meetings Act, N.J.S.A 10:4-6, the South Jersey Port Corporation is providing notice that the Board of Directors will hold a special teleconference meeting on Wednesday, May 14, 2013 at 9:00 a.m. EST in the “A” Building Conference Room located in the Balzano Marine Terminal, 101 Joseph A. Balzano Boulevard, N.J. 08103. The meeting is open to the public. The purpose of this meeting is to consider an addendum to the 2014 Parking Agreement with the City of Camden Parking Authority. A portion of this meeting may be closed to the public. South Jersey Port Corporation Jay Jones, Board Secretary

2014 SJPC Board of Directors Meeting Schedule

Schedule of Regular Meetings to be held by the South Jersey Port Corporation’s Board of Directors during the calendar year 2013, as approved at the December 4, 2012 meeting, has been posted to the three (3) official newspapers and sent to all County Clerks within the seven (7) county Port district. These meetings will be held in the Boardroom located at 2500 Broadway, Camden, New Jersey 08104.

Tuesday, January 28, 2013 @ 12:30 P.M.

Tuesday, February 25, 2014 @ 12:30 P.M.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014 @ 12:30 P.M.

Tuesday, April 29, 2014 @ 12:30 P.M.

Tuesday, June 17, 2014 @ 12:30 P.M.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014 @ 12:30 P.M.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014 @ 12:30 P.M.

Tuesday, September 30, 2014 @ 12:30 P.M.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014 @ 12:30 P.M.

Tuesday, December 2, 2014 @ 12:30 P.M.

These meetings will be held in the Boardroom located at 2500 Broadway, Camden, New Jersey 08104.