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

PENJERDEL Council

(TRADE ASSOCIATIONS)

Andrew L. Warren

200 South Broad Street
Suite 910
Philadelphia, PA 19102
www.penjerdel.org

215-972-0900

Penn Terminals, Inc.

(STEVEDORES)

John C. Brennan

1 Saville Avenue
Eddystone, PA 19022
www.pennterminals.com

610-499-3000

PENN Warehousing & Distribution, Inc.

(STORAGE - WAREHOUSE)

John Brown

2147 South Columbus Boulevard
Philadelphia, PA 19148
www.pennwarehousing.com

215-218-3000

Pennoni Associates, Inc.

(ENGINEERING)

Rick Piccoli

One Drexel Plaza, Suite 200
3001 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
www.pennoni.com

215-222-3000

PennPORTS

(MUNICIPAL - GOVERNMENT AGENCIES)

Elizabeth Bonini

P.O. Box 3151
Harrisburg, PA 17105
www.penndot.gov

717-787-1207

Pennsylvania Petroleum Association

(BUSINESS CONSULTANTS)

John Kulik

911B South Eisenhower Boulevard
P.O. Box 68
Highspire, PA 17034
www.papetroleum.org

717-939-1781

Pepper Hamilton LLP

(ATTORNEYS)

A. Christopher Young

3000 Two Logan Square
18th & Arch Streets
Philadelphia, PA 19103-2799
www.pepperlaw.com

215-981-4000

Philadelphia Belt Line Railroad Company

(RAILROAD/RAIL YARD)

James T. Turcich

325 Chestnut Street
Suite 1308
Philadelphia, PA 19106

215-592-7775

Philadelphia Cargo-Claim Consultants

(MARITIME CONSULTANTS)

Joseph M. Smith

242 North Keswick Avenue
Suite 2A
Glenside, PA 19038

215-572-1030

Philadelphia Customs Brokers & Forwarders Association

(TRADE ASSOCIATIONS)

John Greenlee

c/o Steer Company
28 South 2nd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106

215-922-6610

Philadelphia Energy Solutions Refining & Marketing LLC

(OIL - FACILITIES)

Gregory Gatta

1735 Market Street
11th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19103
www.pes-companies.com

215-339-1200

Philadelphia Ship Repair, LLC

(SHIPYARDS)

Donna Connors

5195 South 19th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19112
www.northeastship.com

215-339-1026

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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