Another busy day at the Balzano Terminal in Camden N.J., part of the South Jersey Port Corporation.
MEG McGUIRE Photo
Top 10 facts about the
South Jersey Port Corporation
The first in a series of Getting to Know the Ports on the Delaware.
1. SJPC, established in 1968 by NJ Statute Chapter 11A Title 12:11A, owns, operates or/and manages the Balzano Terminal, the Broadway Terminal, the Paulsboro Marine Terminal, and the Salem Marine Terminal.
2. SJPC’s Port District encompasses seven New Jersey Counties – Mercer, Burlington, Camden, Gloucester, Salem, Cumberland and Cape May; and all the land and waters in the Delaware River contiguous to those counties.
3. SJPC is the grantee for Foreign Trade Zone #142. Companies utilizing the FTZ 142 are significantly able to reduce costs from customs duties, taxes and tariffs; and improve global market competitiveness.
4. SJPC marine terminals are leaders in import steel cargo, cocoa beans and wood products.
5. SJPC receives up to 4 million tons of cargo and 400 ships/barges annually.
6. Cargo arriving to SJPC facilities comes from all over the world including
Europe, Africa, South America and Asia. The SJPC facilities are within a one-hour drive to reach 40% of the U.S. population. Cargo traveling by truck and rail reach as far north as Canada, out to the mid‐west, and south to the Carolinas.
7. SJPC facilities are home to many private businesses including:
• Camden Cogen
• Camden International Commodities Terminal
• Camden Yards Steel
• Camden Waterfront Development (Holt)
• Central Metals
• Champion Service Inc.
• Delaware Ship Supply
• D&M Transport Services, Inc.
• Delaware River Stevedores
• EMR/Camden Iron & Metal
• Eastern Concrete
• Joseph Oat Corporation
• Kinder Morgan
• Mid‐Atlantic Salt
• Paulsboro Waterfront Development (Holt)
• State Metals
• Tri‐State Bulk Handling, Inc.
8. SJPC opened the Paulsboro Marine Terminal ‐ the first new general cargo marine terminal on the Delaware River in 50 years ‐ on March 2, 2017. In partnership with the terminal operator, the facilities’ first cargo is steel slabs; which will bring 2‐3 ships monthly and 1.3 million tons of cargo annually.
9. Cargo movement at SJPC generates 2,446 direct jobs. Goods and services providers associated with SJPC employ 1,132 additional jobs and companies directly dependent on activity at SJPC terminals made $13.5 million.
10. With the help of U.S. EPA and NJDEP grants and assistance, the SJPC repowered its fleet of cargo movers, cranes and vehicles with engines that get better mileage and release fewer pollutants. SJPC was the first port on the Delaware River to install a fully electric, multipurpose crane; thus eliminating pollutants associated with legacy cranes found at other ports.
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