Your Ship Agents in the Delaware River
Established in 1994, we are a ship agency in Salem NJ, that is:
We are here to serve your needs and those of your ships in port.
- Owners’ Protective Agency (OPA) Vessel owners or operators often need to appoint an agent with whom they have an established relationship to oversee or supervise the charterers’ agent and monitor port call operations with the owner‘s interests uppermost.
- Cargo Protective Agency (CPA) to supervise the counterparty’s agent throughout the port call. As protective agents we ensure that your interests are well taken care of. This helps you avoid any conflict of interest that may arise with many stakeholders involved in a port call.
- Procurement services for all your ship’s needs.
We are the local agents for Bermuda International Shipping Ltd. (BISL) and their ship, the m/v Bermuda Islander, with a weekly container and breakbulk service to Hamilton, Bermuda. For bookings, rates, documentation and general enquires, please contact BISL’s general agents, Voigt Maritime, at:
112 Rowayton Ave. Suite 1
Rowayton, CT. 06853, USA
Margarita Felix (Accounting)
Useful Information about the Port of Salem, NJ
Required U.S. Charts or equivalent:
FOR NEW JERSEY: U.S. Chart NR 12304, 12311
Required U.S. Nautical Books or equivalent:
FOR THE U.S. EAST COAST: U.S. Coast Pilot No. 2
Tide Tables, E. Coast N. & S. America
Tidal Current Table, Atlantic Coast of N. America
U. S. Light List Volume 1
A Delaware River Pilot is compulsory and boards the vessel at the mouth of the Delaware Bay and provide pilotage to Reedy Point Anchorage. A Salem River docking pilot will take over at Reedy Point and con the vessel to the Mid-Atlantic Terminal. Entering and sailing from the Salem River is tide dependent and the river is very narrow with some soft sand shoal spots and a strong current. The Salem docking pilots are specially trained for this river and typically operate the vessel’s controls with their own hands.