Membership

Becoming an Exchange member is about partnering with a respected and successful business team that relies on the support and expertise of its members to make a significant and positive difference on issues that matter.  As the premier port advocate for the regional Delaware River community, we work with our members to protect and promote the area’s tristate ports. The Maritime Exchange welcomes members who support its mission, goals, and objectives, and we invite you to take full advantage of the available benefits and services. Take a moment to explore the opportunities we offer and join the nearly 300 businesses that already enjoy these membership benefits.

Our Services

  • Government Affairs
  • Publications/Communications
  • Maritime On-Line®
  • Committees
  • Other Services
  • Our Members
  • Membership Application

Government Affairs

The Exchange’s government affairs program connects you to local and federal congressional members, regulators, policymakers, and other industry members concerned with transportation issues such as trade and quota, maritime security, inspections, automation, navigational safety, the environment, and dredging.

Through a membership in the Exchange, you lend your voice to a strong coalition that helps promote and protect the vitality of the Delaware River region. With members acting as one voice, we influence policymakers and our federal agency partners to maintain a positive operating climate and keep our port competitive.

Publications/Communications

Complementing our government affairs and online services, the Exchange keeps its members informed through a variety of publications and alerts.

  • Navigational, operational, regulatory, and safety alerts and bulletins provide information on current and planned activities affecting Delaware River port operations.
  • The Beacon, the Exchange’s free quarterly newsletter, informs readers about news and events affecting the tristate port community . . . and gives advertisers an opportunity to reach over 5,000 prospects.
  • The annual port directory, with over 1,000 listings, provides the most comprehensive single source of current business and government contacts.
  • The President’s Report, a monthly update to members only, provides timely updates on important issues.
  • The Federal Register Highlights summarizes each day’s proposed and final regulations, notices, and executive actions pertinent to the maritime industry.

Maritime On-Line®

Since the late 1800s, the Exchange has been recording commercial cargo ship movements on the Delaware River and disseminating that information to its members. This information is shared among private and public agencies to facilitate vessel and cargo processing. Today, the Exchange serves as the electronic communications hub for all Delaware River and Bay port-centric information. Supported by an experienced staff 24/7/365, Maritime On-Line provides:

  • Ship Reporting:  Detailed vessel arrival and movement information
  • TRACS:  Automated Customs and Border Protection cargo clearances
  • NOA/D On-Line:  Coast Guard electronic vessel notice of arrival/departure and crew list submission tools
  • AIS:  Real-time vessel positions

In addition to information sharing among transportation and logistics chain partners, Maritime On-Line allows subscribers to comply with CBP’s 24-hour rule and 10+2 requirements, stow plan filing obligations, the Coast Guard’s 96-hour advanced notice of arrival and departure regulations, and other electronic filing mandates. System users provide the operational expertise necessary to ensure Maritime On-Line meets both government requirements and business needs.

Committees

Exchange committees provide a needed forum for members to meet, exchange ideas, solve problems, and provide direction to the Exchange on those issues that matter most. Members meet directly with government officials, business partners, and even competitors to discuss and resolve matters of importance. Together, we tackle critical topics and make a difference. Join the Exchange team and become an active member in any of our committees.

Standing Committees

  • CBP-Agriculture Working Group
  • Maritime On-Line Workgroups
  • Maritime Operations Committee

Ad hoc Committees

  • Cold Storage Facility Task Force
  • Treatment Fees Working Group

Other Services

Consulting/Research

The Exchange offers its expertise and many years of combined experience to help members with ongoing projects or issues. From proposal writing, advocacy efforts, port and cargo statistics, local trends, system design, and more, the Exchange can help its constituents or assist them in finding the right partner.

Job Listings and Resume

The Exchange helps members to fill job positions and connect them to people looking for a career in the Delaware River maritime industry.

Answering Services

The Exchange Answering Service is geared toward companies looking for service personalized to the maritime industry. The experience and extensive knowledge of the maritime community is backed by a 24-hour staff to keep subscribers connected with trading partners, customers, suppliers, and others.

Calendar of Events

For busy professionals looking to determine how best to spend their precious time or event organizers who want to avoid conflicts, the Exchange Community Calendar of Events is the one-stop-shop for all Delaware River port community happenings.

Our Members

Calpine, Inc.

(POWER PLANT)

Eric S. Graber

Hay Road Energy Center
200 Hay Road
Wilmington, DE 19809
www.calpine.com

302-761-7020

Camden Iron & Metal, Inc.

(DREDGING CONTRACTORS)

Joseph W. Balzano

1500 South 6th Street
Camden, NJ 08104
www.camdeniron.com

856-365-7500

Capes Shipping Agencies, Inc.

(STEAMSHIP AGENTS)

Josh Thompson

Tug Murray Building
11 Gist Road
Wilmington, DE 19801
www.capesshipping.net

302-427-0440

Capespan North America

(FRUIT/PRODUCE - IMPORTERS/EXPEDITERS)

Steve Vogt

701 North Broadway
Pier 9
Gloucester City, NJ 08030
www.capespan.com

856-742-0242

Capt. William O'Neill, Inc.

(PILOTS)

William O'Neill

P.O. Box 48
Mendenhall, PA 19357

610-715-8626

CARISAM-Samuel Meisel & Co.

(CHANDLERS)

Russell Davis

2840 East Hedley Street
Philadelphia, PA 19137
www.carisam.com

215-831-0901

Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia

(TRADE ASSOCIATIONS)

Robert C. Wonderling

200 South Broad Street
Suite 700
Philadelphia, PA 19102
www.chamberphl.com

215-545-1234

Chamber of Commerce Southern New Jersey

(TRADE ASSOCIATIONS)

Debra P. DiLorenzo

4015 Main Street
Voorhees, NJ 08043
www.chambersnj.com

856-424-7776

Champion Services, LLC

(MOTOR FREIGHT/NVOCC)

Ralph DiFabio

1 Eves Drive
Suite 111
Marlton, NJ 08053
www.chmpn.com

856-225-1051

Chemical Equipment Labs, Inc.

(CHEMICAL SUPPLIES)

Edward Morgan

60 Walnut Street
Marcus Hook, PA 19061
www.chemicalequipmentlabs.com

610-497-9390

Chilean and American Chamber of Commerce

(TRADE ASSOCIATIONS)

Christina Lista

200 South Broad Street
Suite 700
Philadelphia, PA 19102-3896
www.caccgp.com

215-790-3627

Chiquita Fresh NA

(FRUIT/PRODUCE - IMPORTERS/EXPEDITERS)

Melvin Davidson

Port of Wilmington
101 River Road
Wilmington, DE 19801

302-571-9781

Membership Application

The undersigned hereby applies for membership in the Maritime Exchange for the Delaware River and Bay. I/We understand the membership is subject to approval by the Board of Directors.

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