In honor of our workers – the key to our success – the South Jersey Port Corporation’s four marine terminals will be closed Monday, September 7th – Labor Day. It’s a national holiday born in our home port city of Camden, New Jersey in 1892 to celebrate the countless hard-working men and women who are the engine of our dynamic economy who are honored with a paid holiday, parades, picnics and a long weekend to mark the unofficial end of well-earned summer vacations.
Each Labor Day, hundreds of labor leaders and elected officials gather at the gravesite of the “Father of Labor Day”, Peter J. McGuire, in nearby Pennsauken, to honor the workers, the labor movement and to remind us all of their often unheralded but vital contribution to the growth our nation.
No where are these workers more important than at our marine terminals. These are the people on our forklifts and cargo movers, these are our warehouse and dock staff, our security force, clerks and managers in our offices.
Some wear hardhats and maneuver global cargo vital to our job-creating economy. Some peck away on computer keyboards to direct finances, invoices and cargo. Others keep our terminals and cargo safe and secure while others keep our facilities and equipment humming.
They are highly skilled and adaptable professionals focused on efficiently getting the job done no matter the weather or challenge.
We are so proud of them and thank them for the success they bring.