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The Countrys Top Port for Cocoa Beans

South Jersey ReportWhen Joseph A. Balzano, Jr., executive director of the South Jersey Port Corp., which oversees the Port of Camden, first came on board in 1951, he hadn’t an inkling that he would be witness to the transportation hub’s evolution from a domestic port to a global force. Today, the port encompasses two Camden terminals—Beckett Street and Broadway to the south and Beckett Street to the north, and a smaller terminal about 50 miles to the south in Salem. Right now, the Broadway terminal is in the midst of a 210,000-square-foot warehouse project that, upon completion, is expected to make it the country’s No. 1 port for cocoa beans. Other goods arriving to the port include lumber, steel and fruit. Scrap metal is the main export.