Trenton – Senate President Steve Sweeney attended the South Jersey Port Corporation’s 50th anniversary luncheon today at the BB&T Pavilion in Camden, NJ. Founded in 1968, the South Jersey Port Corporation operates, maintains, and oversees marine shipping terminals in the counties of Burlington, Camden, Gloucester, Salem, Cumberland, Mercer and Cape May.
“I am honored to have represented our legislature today in celebrating the Port Corporation’s contributions to South Jersey and the State of New Jersey,” said Senator Sweeney (D-Gloucester/Salem/Cumberland). “New Jersey prospers from the strength of its regional economies, and the South Jersey Port Corporation is a vital connection between our state and the world’s markets. I have the upmost respect for its commitment to the people of South Jersey and congratulate them on a half a century of hard work and leadership.”
The South Jersey Port Corporation has earned a sterling reputation in the last fifty years, with the establishment being known for providing meaningful public employment, tax ratables, and business incentives to the South Jersey region. In addition, the firm has been commended for its effective operation of the Joseph A. Balzano and Broadway Marine terminals in Port of Camden, the Salem Marine Terminal at the Port of Salem, and for the current construction of the Paulsboro Marine Terminal at the Port of Paulsboro.
“The construction of the Paulsboro Marine Terminal is groundbreaking, as this is the first major port to be contrived along the Delaware River in more than fifty years,” said Senator Cruz-Perez (D-Camden/Gloucester). “Since its emergence fifty years ago, the port corporation has continuously serviced South Jersey, and this new marine terminal will be a remarkable addition to Gloucester County.”
The Senate and the Assembly recently passed a joint resolution marking the occasion and formally honoring the South Jersey Port Corporation.
(Picture from left to right: Mayor of Camden Frank Moran, Assemblywoman Patricia Egan Jones, South Jersey Port Corporation Chairman Richard A. Alaimo, South Jersey Port Corporation CEO and Executive Director Andrew Saporito, and Senate President Steve Sweeney speaking at the South Jersey Port Corporation’s 50th Anniversary Celebration.)