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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