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Special SJPC Board of Directors Meeting -October 5, 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 Board of Directors will hold a special teleconference meeting on Monday, October 5, 2015 at 10:00 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 the a ground lease with Standard Merchandising Company for 4.3 acres located at 1535 Broadway in Camden. A portion of this meeting may be closed to the public.

Broadway Road at Broadway Terminal is Detoured for County Road Project

Beginning Tuesday, September 29th, a portion of Broadway will be detoured for a Camden County road project that could take up to a year to complete, adjacent to the Broadway Terminal. The work will close the corridor from Morgan Boulevard to Woodland Avenue for at least a year.

Vehicles traveling from the City of Camden toward Gloucester City will be directed off Broadway at Morgan Boulevard. Motorists can take Morgan Boulevard to Route 676 to Route 130 to Market Street in Gloucester City; that route will bring drivers back to Broadway. Cars traveling from Gloucester City to Camden should turn off Broadway at Market Street and proceed to 130 where they can take 676 to the Morgan Boulevard exit in Camden to return to Broadway.

An alternate, truck-only route has been established for large commercial vehicles to access the South Jersey Port.
To report concerns on Camden County roadways, call the public works hotline at (856) 566-2980 or visit

World Meeting of Families and Papal Visit Impact to Port Operations and Travel

In advance of this week’s World Meeting of Families events and the Papal Visit to Philadelphia, traffic will be impacted by a number of road closures, the closure of the Ben Franklin Bridge and river traffic will be impacted by a number USCG safety zones through a period from Thursday, September 24th through and including Monday, September 28th. NJ Governor Christie has issued Executive Order No. 184 declaring and proclaiming that a State of Emergency exists across New Jersey for the purpose of managing this event and coordinating mutual aid through the Emergency Management Assistance Compact (EMAC) effective September 18, 2015 through 8:00.m. on Tuesday, September 29, 2015.

SJPC’s Balzano Marine Terminal and the Broadway Terminal will remain open and operational during this period. Plan ahead if you are transiting to our facilities or through the area during this period.

Below are additional security and operation schedules for other agencies. Additional information will be distributed as it is received.

NJ Department of Transportation Papal Visit – Plan Your Visit Resources for what to expect.

Transportation Security Administration Security Awareness Message. The TSA addresses surface transportation, including trucks and rail freight.

U.S. Coast Guard Delaware and Schuylkill Rivers Security Zones

U.S. Customs and Border Protection Custom House Closure

SJPC Board Meeting – September 29, 2015

The next SJPC Board of Directors meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, September 29, 2015, beginning at 12:30 p.m. at the Broadway Terminal Boardroom, located at 2500 Broadway, Camden, NJ 08104.

The remaining 2015 SJPC Board of Directors meeting schedule is:

Tuesday, October 27, 2015 at 12:30 p.m.
Tuesday, December 8, 2015 at 12:30 p.m.

Broadway Terminal New Gate is Open

The Broadway Terminal new main gate opened on August 17, 2015. It is located just north of the Morgan Boulevard intersection at Broadway. The former gate is now used as the Holtec Technology Center construction gate.  All security and access requirements remain the same.

Broadway Terminal New Main Gate

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


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