Port of New York and New Jersey

Port of New York and New Jersey

The Port of New York and New Jersey is the busiest container port on the East Coast of the United States. Its terminals are located throughout the New York metropolitan area including Newark, New Jersey. The largest terminal in the port is operated by Maher Terminals.

The Port’s volume growth is driven by the fact that so many vessels make their first U.S. calls at the Port of New York and New Jersey. One-third of the nation’s GDP is produced within 250 miles of that port.

Following the opening of the ExpressRail facility at GCT Bayonne terminal in New Jersey, the Port’s fourth on-dock rail site gives shippers out of that terminal extended reach into Midwest, Southern and U.S. Northeast markets.  GCT Bayonne’s electronic appointment system has also slashed turn times to the extent that dual transactions can sometimes be completed in an hour compared with twice that or more in the past.

 

 

 

23 Sep 2022
The Georgia Ports Authority is lowering the number of empties carriers can store at its terminals and increasing fees for storing empties that exceed those allotments.
16 Sep 2022
The Port of New York and New Jersey has seen an uptick in empty container sweeps by ocean carriers after its decision to impose a tariff aimed at empty boxes lingering in the region.
24 Aug 2022
NY-NJ marine terminals have been almost constantly offering Saturday gates over the last two years to help move import volumes, but those gates have accounted for only about 5 percent of total truck transactions.
19 Aug 2022
Wan Hai says adding port calls to the US East Coast gives the carrier and its customers more options for returning empty containers rather than just sending them to the Port of New York and New Jersey.
17 Aug 2022
The move by Maher Terminals effectively shortens the time a shipper is given to remove their cargo from the port before fees kick in, while putting pressure on motor carriers and warehouses to operate longer hours.
05 Aug 2022
The Port of New York and New Jersey saw a decline in rail volumes in the first half of 2022 as intermittent container embargoes at railroads and low trucking rates pushed shippers off the rails.
04 Aug 2022
Ocean carriers serving the Port of New York and New Jersey should do more to sweep up empty containers, according to FMC chairman Daniel Maffei, as the agency announces a broader look into the issue.
02 Aug 2022
The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey said it will start charging an export container dwell fee in a bid to prod ocean carriers to remove more containers than they drop off.
02 Aug 2022
Drivers are returning to port drayage as long-haul trucking rates slide and operating costs for small, independent motor carriers rise.
27 Jul 2022
Shippers and motor carriers are urging the Federal Maritime Commission to address the growing problem of returning empty containers to New York and New Jersey marine terminals.
25 Jul 2022
Port of New York and New Jersey drayage carriers say their ability to operate is being hamstrung by the need to find scarce appointments at marine terminals for returning empties.
18 Jul 2022
Spot rates for ocean freight from Asia to the US East Coast have fallen as order cancellations by US shippers frees up vessel space.
12 Jul 2022
OSRA-22's immediate requirement for accurate billing of detention and demurrage fees has set off a scramble among ocean carriers and marine terminal operators to update their invoicing practices and systems.
05 Jul 2022
US East Coast ports anticipate a busy third quarter and are bracing now to handle the volume with off-dock storage of long-dwelling imports and empty containers to keep cargo flowing smoothly.
23 Jun 2022
The commander of the US Army Corps of Engineers has endorsed a study about the merits of deepening and widening the Port of New York and New Jersey to allow larger ships to call and reduce wait times.
21 Jun 2022
A new Norfolk Southern incentive program for ocean carriers in New York-New Jersey and Virginia should help grow volume while encouraging a balanced flow of rail cars between inland terminals and the two ports.
08 Jun 2022
Brooklyn marine terminal operator Red Hook Container Terminal lost its bid to collect a $13 million demurrage bill that it claimed was due from an ocean carrier under a Federal Maritime Commission tariff.
06 Jun 2022
Maersk’s Performance Team subsidiary said it will open its fourth US cold-storage warehouse near the Port of New York and New Jersey as it seeks to add refrigerated cargo handling to its growing suite of integrated logistics services.
27 May 2022
The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey is looking for additional land well ahead of dredging that would bring larger ships and double the freight coming into the busiest US East Coast port over the coming two decades.
23 May 2022
Major carriers are skipping port calls and changing around schedules for services into Canada and the US East Coast amid high congestion and vessel delays.
12 May 2022
The new director of the Port of New York and New Jersey said Shanghai’s COVID-19 lockdown is not causing any slowdown at the port because of an increasing number of containers from South Asia and the Indian subcontinent.
09 May 2022
Only four of the JOC Top 25 North American Container Ports handled fewer imports in 2021, but growth at major West Coast gateways lagged that of their East Coast competitors, resulting in a shift in market share.
25 Apr 2022
Seven ocean carriers blocked empty container returns to New York-New Jersey marine terminals last week as import volumes swell due to West Coast freight diversions.
20 Apr 2022
Charter carriers and extra-loader services are seeing container volumes in the trans-Pacific slow to start 2022 as spot rates plateau and Shanghai lockdowns take boxes off the water.
15 Apr 2022
Ocean carriers say they have swept more of the empty containers that have plagued truckers who have had to make extra trips further away from ports to store the boxes.
11 Apr 2022
Veteran port executive Bethann Rooney will become the next director of the Port of New York and New Jersey upon next month’s departure of Sam Ruda.
06 Apr 2022
Truckers working the Port of New York and New Jersey say they are not always being paid enough for increasingly longer trips away from the port to deliver empty containers.
25 Mar 2022
Ocean carriers are stepping up efforts to sweep up empty containers that are congesting ports on the US West and East coasts ahead of an expected surge of new imports.
24 Mar 2022
The US Supreme Court has temporarily blocked a New Jersey law that would allow the state to exit the bi-state police agency charged with investigating criminal activity among longshore labor at the Port of New York and New Jersey.
22 Mar 2022
New Jersey has filed a brief opposing New York’s attempt to keep alive a bi-state police agency charged with investigating criminal activity among longshore labor.
16 Mar 2022
Mediterranean Shipping Co. is launching the first container service into the US East Coast that will call three Baltic countries directly, as congestion woes on the trans-Atlantic mount.
15 Mar 2022
The state of New York has filed with the US Supreme Court to stop New Jersey from leaving a bi-state police agency that has authority over hiring and firing at the Port of New York and New Jersey.
11 Mar 2022
OOCL’s Rail-Sea service to the US East Coast has been shifted away from a Russian transshipment port and instead is using a route through Poland amid the ongoing war in Ukraine.
11 Mar 2022
Yang Ming is extending waivers on fees related to import containers lingering at marine terminals because of congestion, which truckers claim is due to empty boxes.
17 Feb 2022
Although White House Port Envoy John Porcari is stepping down from leading the White House’s intervention in port operations, the administration will continue to push for short- and long-term fixes for port congestion.
18 Jan 2022
CSX laid out its case to federal regulators that it should be allowed to acquire New England’s Pan Am Railways in order to give shippers better intermodal service into Northeast ports.