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
  • Unsung Hero Awards

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.


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.


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


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

East Coast CES


Steve Banasiak

3433 Moore Street
Philadelphia, PA 19145


East Coast Ship Supply


Dag Wielfaert

755 Central Avenue
Unit 1
New Providence, NJ 07974


Eastern Lift Truck Co., Inc.


John Pearson

549 East Linwood Avenue
Maple Shade, NJ 08052


Energy Transfer Partners


Michael Nesbitt

4041 Market Street
Aston, PA 19014


Evans Delivery Company, Inc.


Gerald J. Coyle

2502 Wheatsheaf Lane
Philadelphia, PA 19137


Express Marine, Inc.


Kenneth James

2851 Adams Avenue
Camden, NJ 08105


Falcon Express, Inc.


Anthony Cancelliere

2250 East Church Street
Philadelphia, PA 19124


Fox Rothschild LLP


Tristram R. Fall

2000 Market Street
20th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19103-3222


Freedman & Lorry, P.C.


Stanley B. Gruber

1601 Market Street
Suite 1500
Philadelphia, PA 19103


GAC North America - Shipping


Bob Bandos

1 International Plaza
Suite 250
Philadelphia, PA 19113


Gahagan & Bryant Associates, Inc.


William G. Gahagan

3801 Kennett Pike
Suite C302
Wilmington, DE 19807


Galasso Trucking Service, Inc.


Richard L. Galasso

2840 Hedley Street
Philadelphia, PA 19137


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.

How did you hear about the Maritime Exchange?*

Unsung Hero Awards Nomination Period Open

1/17/18 – 2/14/18

As announced in the fall 2017 issue of The Beacon, the Maritime Exchange has developed a new member-benefit program to honor the unsung heros in our industry — those who toil behind the scenes to facilitate ships, cargos, and crews everyday but whose efforts go largely unrecognized.

The nomination period is now open for the first group of potential candidates! Submissions are due by Wednesday, February 14.

The program is designed to allow you, as Exchange members, to shine a well-deserved spotlight on someone in the shadows who is making a marked contribution. It’s your opportunity to acknowledge individuals who work hard every day to make our port more competitive, safer, more secure, and more environmentally healthy.

Program Guidelines

Who is eligible?* Any employee or volunteer within any Maritime Exchange member company is eligible for nomination. Selection criteria include:

  • Individual is responsible for a proven achievement within his/her organization (e.g., new product or process that gains customers, saves money, etc. or development of a “best practice”);
  • Individual is an “up and comer” with a demonstrable fresh approach to service in the maritime industry; and/or
  • Individual has served his/her organization with extraordinary dedication and distinction over a period of time.

* Those who have received previous port awards (for example, Seafarer’s Friend, Spirit of the Port, Friend of Chile, Maritime Society or World Trade Association “people of the year”) are NOT eligible for this award.

Who may submit nominations? Primary representatives of Exchange corporate member companies are welcome to submit nominations. Each member company is entitled to submit one nomination per award cycle. If you don’t know the primary representative for your company, you can look it up here.

How to Participate. Sponsors must download and complete a one-page nomination form and email the completed form to by February 14, 2018.

The Award. The sponsor, recipient, and his or her guest(s) will be invited to a luncheon with the Maritime Exchange board of directors for an award presentation ceremony. Each recipient will be featured in a profile article in the Exchange newsletter, The Beacon.

Contact. Members with questions or who are unable to download the form or send it back via email should contact Beverly Ford at 267-670-7946 or

The Maritime Exchange looks forward to joining its members in this celebration of Delaware River port community unsung heros!

Good luck!