Government Affairs

Your Voice in the Port

Since the 1870s, the Maritime Exchange has advocated for the Delaware River port community. Our activities are designed to promote and protect the businesses that make this community unique and successful. The Exchange is the only organization that speaks on behalf of all segments of the Delaware River maritime industry. Whether an issue is international, national, or local in scope, if it affects the maritime industry, we work to ensure that members’ views are considered as part of the decision-making process. Our successes are due to the working relationship with federal agencies, state and local government officials, regional Congressional members, and a strong and effective membership voice.

A membership in the Maritime Exchange connects you to legislators, regulators, policymakers, and government agencies concerned with international transportation issues, such as trade and quota issues, physical and cyber security, automation, safety, the environment, and dredging.

Government Agencies and Issues

  • Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resources
  • Animal & Plant Health Inspection Service
  • Army Corps of Engineers
  • Bureau of Ocean Energy Management
  • Census Bureau
  • Coast Guard
  • Coast Guard Hurricane Plans and Alerts
  • Coast Guard Ice Conditions and Alerts
  • Commerce Department
  • Customs and Border Protection
  • Environmental Protection Agency
  • Federal Emergency Management Agency
  • Federal Maritime Commission
  • Food and Drug Administration
  • Homeland Security
  • Maritime Administration
  • National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration/National Ocean Service
  • Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC)

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resources

Check back often for the latest Coronavirus (COVID-19) alerts and information specific to the tristate region and the maritime industry.

COVID-19 Federal Alerts

Animal & Plant Health Inspection Service

APHIS plays a vital role in ensuring the flow of agricultural trade by certifying that all imported agricultural products shipped to the U.S. meet the agency's entry requirements to exclude pests and diseases. These efforts support the overall mission of the USDA, which is to protect and promote food, agriculture, natural resources, and related issues. Because of the huge volumes of agricultural products moving through the Delaware River, the Exchange closely follows APHIS regulations and speaks out when needed to protect this important trade.

APHIS News / Updates

APHIS Importation Notices