Delaware River at Camden

USACE Philadelphia District
Published Feb. 23, 2023


APPROPRIATION / PHASE: Operation & Maintenance, General


DESCRIPTION:  The existing project which is a modification to the Delaware River from Philadelphia to the Sea project was adopted as House Document No. 63 1120 in 1919 and modified by House Document No. 70-111 in 1930 and House Document No. 77-353 in 1945. Section (3a) of the Water Resources Development Act of 1988 authorized the modification of the existing Delaware River in the vicinity of Camden, New Jersey project. The project document referenced in the authorizing legislation is House Document 100-167 (Delaware River, Philadelphia to Wilmington, Pennsylvania and Delaware). Federal participation in the latest modification work (to 40') within Beckett Street Terminal was accomplished as a result of the project sponsor furnishing assurances of compliance with Section 221 of the Flood Control Act of 1970 (Public Law 91-611) and, entering into a Local Cooperation Agreement as per the Water Resources Development Act of 1986 (PL99-662).

The Port of Camden has all of the necessary infrastructure for efficient cargo transportation: rail links, major highways, access to trucking services, and a network of warehouses.  The Port handles industrial and commercial cargo, as well as perishables.  The Port is known for its handling of breakbulk cargoes, especially wood and steel products. 

PROJECT GOALS: The purpose of this project provides for modification of the existing Delaware River project in the vicinity of Camden, New Jersey.

PROJECT MANAGER: Timothy J. Rooney