The South Jersey Port Corporation (SJPC) is the port authority for the Port of Camden. It owns and operates the Port of Camden's Beckett Street Terminal and the Broadway Terminal (also called the Port of Camden). The SJPC has a solid reputation for its outstanding expertise in handling breakbulk cargoes, particularly in handling wood and steel products. Over the past 20 years, the SJPC has become the major United States port handling imported wood products. It is also handling an increasing volume of steel products.
The Port of Camden has a solid modern infrastructure that includes channel depths to handle the biggest vessels, quick access to the nation's land transportation networks, ample space for handling and storage of a wide range of cargoes, and expertise in handling commercial and industrial cargoes. The port facilities are served by three major railroads, and both terminals have direct rail service.
In 2001, the Port of Camden welcomed 344 vessels carrying a total of over 2.3 million tons of cargo, including almost two million tons of imports and 387.9 thousand tons of exports. Of the total, 1.3 million tons was breakbulk, 900.7 thousand tons was bulk, and 162.7 thousand tons was containerized cargo.
The Port of Camden's Beckett Street Terminal offers one-stop service for breakbulk and bulk cargoes that include steel and wood products, cocoa beans, project cargoes, iron ore, scrap metal, and containers. The terminal covers 42.5 hectares and contains four berths with total length of 701 meters and alongside depths from 9.1 to 12.2 meters. The Port of Camden's Beckett Street Terminal offers 13 warehouses totaling 65 thousand square meters. The terminal offers direct transfer to and from trucks, rail, and vessels. All storage warehouses and sheds are served by rail.
The Port of Camden's Broadway Terminal handles all types of bulk and breakbulk cargoes. It is also a busy industrial park housing more than 25 maritime business tenants. The Broadway Terminal specializes in handling petroleum coke, furnace slag, wood and steel products, dolomite, minerals, fresh fruit, and cocoa beans. The terminal covers 72.9 hectares and has two berths with alongside depth of 10.7 meters. Pier 1 is 228.6 meters long, and Pier 5 is 345.9 meters long. The Broadway Terminal contains 30 dry storage warehouses totaling 115.3 thousand square meters, two temperature-controlled warehouses covering 5.6 and 7.0 thousand square meters, respectively. The terminal also contains 130 reefer plugs. The terminal offers a 12-hectare open lay-down space, bulk cargo storage areas with direct rail service, and over 609 meters of rail siding for intermodal transfer.
The Broadway Produce Terminal at the Port of Camden handles bananas, pineapples, and other perishable products. The Del Monte facility at the Port of Camden is the company's biggest fruit port and distribution center anywhere in the world. The produce terminal covers 10.5 hectares and has a birth that is 346 meters long with alongside depth of 10.7 meters.
The Port of Camden's Salem Terminal has been a port of entry since 1682, making it one of the oldest ports on the East Coast, though it is new to the Port of Camden. The terminal covers 8.9 hectares and offers 106.6 meters of berthing space. The main cargoes handled at the Salem Terminal are apparel, motor vehicles, consumer goods, and food products. The terminal includes 7.4 thousand square meters of covered shed and warehouse storage. This Port of Camden terminal is leased and operated by Salem Terminals Limited.
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