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

Duffield Associates, Inc.

(ENGINEERING)

Guy Marcozzi

5400 Limestone Road
Wilmington, DE 19808
www.duffnet.com

302-239-6634

East Coast CES

(WAREHOUSE - CUSTOMS EXAMINATION STATION)

Steve Banasiak

3433 Moore Street
Philadelphia, PA 19145
www.eastcoastwarehouse.com

908-351-2800

East Coast Ship Supply

(CHANDLERS)

Dag Wielfaert

755 Central Avenue
Unit 1
New Providence, NJ 07974
www.wrist.com

732-205-9790

Energy Transfer Partners

(OIL - FACILITIES)

Michael Nesbitt

4041 Market Street
Aston, PA 19014
www.energytransfer.com

610-859-5426

Evans Delivery Company, Inc.

(CONTAINER FREIGHT STATIONS)

Gerald J. Coyle

2502 Wheatsheaf Lane
Philadelphia, PA 19137
www.evansdelivery.com

215-535-4300

Express Marine, Inc.

(TOWING)

Kenneth James

2851 Adams Avenue
Camden, NJ 08105
www.expressmarine.com

856-541-4600

Falcon Express, Inc.

(MOTOR FREIGHT/NVOCC)

Anthony Cancelliere

2250 East Church Street
Philadelphia, PA 19124
www.falconexp.com

800-544-6566

Fox Rothschild LLP

(ATTORNEYS)

Tristram R. Fall

2000 Market Street
20th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19103-3222
www.foxrothschild.com

215-299-2000

Freedman & Lorry, P.C.

(ATTORNEYS)

Stanley B. Gruber

1601 Market Street
Suite 1500
Philadelphia, PA 19103
www.freedmanlorry.com

215-925-8400

GAC North America - Shipping

(STEAMSHIP AGENTS)

Robert Bandos

1 International Plaza
Suite 250
Philadelphia, PA 19113
www.gac.com/usa

484-953-3310

Gahagan & Bryant Associates, Inc.

(SURVEYORS)

William G. Gahagan

Greenville Center, Building C
3801 Kennett Pike, Suite 302
Wilmington, DE 19807
www.gba-inc.com

302-652-4948

Galasso Trucking Service, Inc.

(MOTOR FREIGHT/NVOCC)

Richard L. Galasso

2840 Hedley Street
Philadelphia, PA 19137
www.galassotrucking.com

215-535-4731

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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