Port of Camden saw cargo growth
New Jersey's Port of Camden handled 1,864,205 tons of cargo on 219 ships in the first half of 2006, compared with 1,810,674 cargo tons on 184 ships during the first half of 2005.
As a result 'for the fourth consecutive year the Port of Camden is on a pace to establish a new record for cargo tonnages,' said a statement by the South Jersey Port Corporation, an agency of the State of New Jersey that owns, operates and manages the Ports of Camden and Salem.
Cargo showing increases in the first half of 2006 over the first half of 2005 include:
* Wood products to 264,673 tons from 218,933 tons.
* Scrap to 336,112 tons from 317,618 tons.
* Steel to 410,708 tons from 299,712 tons.
* Cocoa beans to 89,187 tons from 76,421 tons.