U.S. Customs and Border Protection will continue to operate an inspection station at the Red Hook Terminal in Brooklyn for the next five years under an agreement with the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.
New York officials had urged Customs to retain the Red Hook inspection station in the agency’s shift to centralized inspection facilities in the port.
Port authority officials and city and state officials said the agreement was essential to maintaining the terminal’s viability.
Red Hook is the smallest general cargo terminal in the port. The terminal's primary imports are produce and high-end beverages. Its primary exports are household goods, foodstuffs and medical equipment.