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.

 

 

 

27 Jul 2020
New costs related to the COVID-19 crisis and lower revenues due to the pandemic’s effect on cargo volumes are threatening the financial viability of ports across the United States.
17 Jul 2020
A July 16 story on JOC.com, titled Zim’s new empty container site rankles NY-NJ truckers, incorrectly reported that Zim Integrated Shipping Services would require empty container returns at the Croxton yard beginning July 17.
16 Jul 2020
Federal Maritime Commissioner Rebecca Dye said the agency’s fact-finding investigation into the largest East Coast port would include three teams consisting of truckers, marine terminal operators, cargo owners, and transportation intermediaries, among others.
09 Jul 2020
An appellate court has denied the commission’s request for a rehearing of an earlier decision that would shift responsibility for background checks and criminal investigations at the largest US East Coast port to New Jersey state police.
29 Jun 2020
The upstate New York inland port provides cargo owners an alternative to the 245-mile truck haul, as the region attracts more distribution centers.
12 Jun 2020
The Port of New York and New Jersey’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic went beyond just its physical footprint, working with neighboring states to ensure clear communication of essential service status to warehouses and distribution centers.
08 Jun 2020
Proponents of reducing the Waterfront Commission role have argued the commission oversteps its authority to combat crime on the docks and slows down hiring.
04 Jun 2020
All 10 of the busiest US cargo ports registered declines in container volumes in early 2020, with only modest improvement forecasted for the second half of the year due to a muted peak season.
26 May 2020
Increased import tariffs on Chinese-made toys in 2019 caused some shippers to shift sourcing to Vietnam, accelerating the diversion of those cargoes from Los Angeles and Long Beach to ports on the East and Gulf coasts.
25 May 2020
With schools and retailers shut down across the country, imports this summer of back-to-school items and holiday season goods may be much lower than in prior years.
22 May 2020
Congressional representatives of New York and New Jersey this week sent a letter to House and Senate leaders in support of $3 billion in financial aid for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.
21 May 2020
The savings afforded by the safe harbor tax credit has US solar energy developers rethinking traditional project logistics processes, purchasing and importing materials much earlier in the construction cycle.
04 May 2020
The years-long market share bleed from North America’s traditional West Coast container gateways continued in 2019, with Savannah, Houston and Prince Rupert the main beneficiaries.
10 Apr 2020
Officials at the Port of New York and New Jersey say they don’t expect port marine terminals and area warehouses to experience as much of a space crunch as they and other East Coast ports were anticipating as cargo from China increases over the coming weeks.
03 Apr 2020
Hapag-Lloyd says it will no longer absorb a contentious per-container charge levied on ocean carriers by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey to raise tens of millions of dollars for road, rail, and other improvements.
31 Mar 2020
The Federal Maritime Commission will engage stakeholders on how it can maintain cargo fluidity in the supply chain during the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic in a bid to avoid disruption.
25 Mar 2020
Coronavirus-related store closures and a tight New Jersey industrial real estate market have prompted the Port of New York and New Jersey to prepare for possible supply chain disruptions as cargo volumes from China rebound.
20 Mar 2020
Workers at ports, warehouses, and trucking companies are receiving exemptions from state “stay-at-home” mandates because they are judged as essential to the US supply chain.
13 Mar 2020
The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey expects cargo volumes through the port to decline by 30 percent in part due to a wave of blank sailing on vessels coming from China.
02 Mar 2020
The Port of New York and New Jersey is planning for additional stress on port logistics systems when cargo volumes rebound from an expected decline in February and March due to China’s reduced production as a result of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).
02 Mar 2020
Initiatives aimed at turning container ports from conduits of physical freight activity into hubs for the digital information surrounding those cargo movements are underway in virtually every major global gateway.
13 Feb 2020
The long-promised National Freight Strategic Plan should be about more than highways, groups representing US ports and shippers said this week. The question still is how to pay for freight priorities.
12 Feb 2020
A seven-year expansion at the Port Newark Container Terminal (PNCT) is close to completion, expanding the terminal’s capacity by 80 percent, to 2.15 million TEU.
07 Feb 2020
A federal bill similar to legislation in California and New Jersey that makes it tougher for workers to prove they are independent contractors received the backing of the US House of Representatives Thursday.
APM Terminals to launch NY-NJ appointment system
03 Feb 2020
APM Terminals Elizabeth has announced it will launch a reservation system in late February, becoming the second of the six terminals at the Port of New York and New Jersey to operate an appointment system.
31 Jan 2020
A pilot program about to begin in the Port of New York and New Jersey would make the data from the port’s container information portal easier to use and help truckers and shippers more effectively manage their cargo.
27 Jan 2020
Despite stiff truck competition, East Coast ports have taken aggressive steps to capture more intermodal cargo and spend significant capital to build out rail infrastructure.
21 Jan 2020
New Jersey’s effort to crack down on what it sees as the misclassification of workers as independent contractors rather than employees continued Monday with the signing of six classification bills.
16 Jan 2020
Any initiative to extend the marine terminal gate hours at the Port of New York and New Jersey would likely need to address the fact that many small and medium-sized warehouses that serve the port operate only during the day.
13 Jan 2020
Federal officials are seeking public input on how best to test the emissions output of future heavy duty trucks to ensure levels of nitrogen oxide in the air continue to drop, while maintaining efficiency in the cargo delivery fleet.
09 Jan 2020
AB5-type legislation in New Jersey that truckers say will shrink the drayage fleet at the Port of New York and New Jersey won’t be enacted by the end of the current legislative session, but the sponsor said he’ll push to pass the bill in the next session.
06 Jan 2020
Truckers at the Port of New York and New Jersey can now plan their schedules based on traffic levels on key roads within the port, as seen in newly available video streams.
03 Jan 2020
Confronting cyber threats and trying to minimize their risk is the focus of a new coalition of port stakeholders at the Port of New York and New Jersey.
03 Jan 2020
As truckers in the Port of New York and New Jersey oppose a bill that would reshape how the owner-operator model is classified, two other bills that focus on classification are up for a vote in the New Jersey legislature.
02 Jan 2020
Women would be disproportionately affected by legislation in New Jersey and California that reshapes the classification process determining whether a worker is an employee or independent contractor, opponents say.
31 Dec 2019
Ports on the US East Coast are expanding handling capacity and deepening harbors in anticipation of larger vessels and a continued shift in discretionary cargo away from the West Coast.