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

Delaware City Refining Company, LLC

(OIL - FACILITIES)

Pat Kennedy

4550 Wrangle Hill Road
Delaware City, DE 19706
www.pbfenergy.com

302-834-6225

Delaware River & Bay Authority

(PORT AUTHORITIES)

Thomas J. Cook

P.O. Box 71
New Castle, DE 19720
www.drba.net

302-571-6300

Delaware River Harbor Pilots

(PILOTS)

Stephen Richter

2253 Boyd Road
Huntington Valley, PA 19906

908-902-8613

Delaware River Stevedores, Inc.

(STEVEDORES)

Robert W. Palaima

441 North 5th Street
Suite 210
Philadelphia, PA 19123
www.d-r-s.com

215-440-4100

Delaware River Waterfront Corp.

(TRADE ASSOCIATIONS)

Thomas Corcoran

121 North Columbus Boulevard
Philadelphia, PA 19106
www.delawareriverwaterfrontcorp.com

215-629-3200

Delaware Ship Supply Company, Inc.

(CHANDLERS)

Donald Rush

100 Atlantic Avenue
Camden, NJ 08104
www.delshipusa.com

856-338-9100

Delaware State Chamber of Commerce

(TRADE ASSOCIATIONS)

A. Richard Heffron

P.O. Box 671
Wilmington, DE 19899-0671
www.dscc.com

302-655-7221

Delaware Valley Lift Truck, Inc.

(HEAVY LIFT EQUIPMENT)

Jack Meyer

1311 Ford Road
Bensalem, PA 19020
www.dvlift.com

215-447-0000

Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission

(METROPOLITAN PLANNING)

Barry J. Seymour

190 North Independence Mall West
8th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19106
www.dvrpc.org

215-592-1800

Dependable Distribution Services

(STORAGE - WAREHOUSE)

Harvey Weiner

1301 Union Avenue
Pennsauken, NJ 08110
www.ddscocoa.com

856-665-1700

Diamond State Port Corp.

(TERMINALS/TERMINAL OPERATORS)

Eugene R. Bailey

Port of Wilmington
1 Hausel Road
Wilmington, DE 19801-5852
www.portofwilmington.com

302-472-7678

Docking Pilots Association, LLC

(PILOTS)

Nicholas J. Warmouth

1543 Deer Run Road
Warminster, PA 18974

215-343-5751

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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