On October 10, the christening ceremony and plaque presentation for the Atlantic Sun, a Con-Ro (Container and Roll on Roll Off) vessel at Berth 17 in Port Newark. Officials from the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey joined customers of the ocean carrier, Atlantic Container Line (ACL) and the ship’s Godmother, Katherine LoBue, to celebrate this monumental occasion. The ship was built in 2016 in China and is the 4th generation of ACL’s Con-Ro vessels. The Atlantic Sun is the first of its kind in this new vessel class and the largest multipurpose Con-Ro ever built. They incorporate an innovative design that increasesRead More →

Overview The Port of New York and New Jersey hit a monthly record in September. Total volume for September 2018 was 603,034 TEUs (341,676 lifts) versus 573,458 TEUs (327,045 lifts) in September 2017, a 5.2% increase. Import loads (TEUs) were up by 5.7% in September 2018 vs. September 2017 and export loads (TEUs) increased 2.6% in September 2018 vs. September 2017. Export empties increased 6.1% totaling 180,880 TEUs in September 2018 versus 170,414 TEUs in September 2017. Imports Import loads for the month of September totaled 304,125 TEUs (172,737 lifts) versus 287,753 TEUs (163,648 lifts) in September 2017, a 5.7% increase. For period January thruRead More →

An updated and enhanced version of PortTruckPass (PTP), the Port of New York and New Jersey’s web based Port Community System portal, is expected to launch by November 19, 2018. The updated version (PTP 2.0) includes: Terminal Information Portal System (TIPS) upgrades. More streamlined features to research container and booking inquiries and vessel schedules. New appointment modules and capabilities. Information for all six container terminals. A mobile app. PTP was developed by the container terminal operators in the Port of New York and New Jersey in partnership with the Port Authority of NY & NJ in 2014. It was the first common portal of itsRead More →

Sam Ruda will move from deputy port director to interim port director, as Molly Campbell leaves top port job to accept prestigious fellowship with Harvard University’s Advanced Leadership Initiative in 2019 The Port Authority announced today that Sam Ruda, who joined the Port Authority in 2017 after a 25-year career in transportation that included 12 years in senior management at the Port of Portland, will be the agency’s new interim port director, effective Monday, Oct. 29. The bi-state agency has initiated a national search for a permanent director. Currently the department’s deputy director of business development and strategy, Mr. Ruda has provided the Port DepartmentRead More →

On Monday, July 16th, the Port of New York and New Jersey’s Port of Newark Container Terminal (PNCT) unveiled its new state-of-the-art gate system which optimizes the customer experience and creates a more efficient flow. Through technological enhancements including optical character recognition (OCR) devices, upgraded weigh in motion machines, heightened security measures allowing for TWIC proxy reads; trucker turn times will be reduced by more than 25%. This strategic effort is a part of a much larger $500 million expansion plan focused on enhancing the capabilities of the terminal. The launch of the new gate system completes the first step in the expansion and increasesRead More →