On Oct. 25, 2023, port leaders, legislators, and representatives from Clipper Bulk Shipping gathered at Balzano Terminal to celebrate the naming and maiden voyage of one of its state-of-the-art vessels – the “Norse Camden.”
International shipping company, Clipper Bulk Shipping Ltd, wanted to honor the City of Camden, NJ., the company’s largest U.S. port of call, for its vital role in the global supply chain. The “Norse Camden” is the fifth vessel in a series of eco-friendly ships, berthed at Balzano Terminal in Camden.
Robert A. Herb, Agency Director of Terminal Shipping, a division of John S. Connor shared “it was a great day to celebrate the arrival of our ship named for SJPC — the port and the City of Camden. Our customer, Clipper Americas and parent company Clipper Bulk, has been calling Camden on a monthly basis for over 30 years, and Terminal Shipping/John S. Connor is proud to be acting as agent for that period of time. The port has enjoyed millions of tons and man hours over that span, so it was quite appropriate for this ship named after this great working port.”
Clipper Bulk Shipping is a privately held company founded by Torben G. Jensen in 1972. The company is headquartered in Copenhagen, Denmark and has operational offices in Houston, Hong Kong, and Cape Town and operates a fleet of approximately 90 vessels.
Photographed at the ceremony: (l-r) Rob Herb, Terminal Shipping, a Division of John S. Connor, Inc., Andy Saporito, Executive Director & CEO of South Jersey Port Corporation, Thomas Nilsen, Senior Operations Director, Clipper Americas, Robert Palaima, Peter Svensson, Senior Vice President, Clipper Americas, and Capt. Tiburcio C. Cornel Jr., captain of the “Norse Camden.”