Continuing the streak of strong growth, the Port of New York and New Jersey had its best March in its history. Total volume for March 2018 was 572,576 TEUs.  The Port experienced a 12.7 percent growth from March 2017 volume of 508,270 TEUs. The Port saw significant growth in both imported and exported TEU loads. The growth is broken down to: March 2018 imported TEU loads increased 15.5 percent when compared to March 2017, exported TEU loads increased 14.8 percent. 2018 first quarter total volume of 1,680,361 TEUs (inclusive of loads and empties) is 9.6 percent greater than the 2017 first quarter figure of 1,533,004Read More →

More than 800 high school juniors and seniors, job seekers, and employers were making important career connections at the inaugural Career Awareness & Job Expo, hosted by the Port of New York and New Jersey on April 18 at Elizabeth-Port Authority Marine Terminal. Approximately 550 high school juniors and seniors, 200 job seekers, and 50 companies and maritime college-level institutions participated. The Career Awareness & Job Expo was coordinated by the Council on Port Performance’s (CPP) Workforce Development Implementation Team. The purpose of the event was to raise awareness and build connections with the community on the ways the Port drives the regional economy, withRead More →

Four of the industry’s newest generation gantry cranes designed for today’s largest container ships arrived at APM Terminals Elizabeth on April 26, 2018. The arrival marks a major milestone in a $200 million facility infrastructure investment by APM Terminals that will be completed this year. This complements the $7 billion capital investments already made by the Port Authority to ready the Port of New York and New Jersey for the world’s largest ships. Large-scale investments included the Bayonne Bridge elevation and the Harbor Deepening Program, both of which now enable the Port to handle larger container ships up to 18,000 TEUs and remain the largestRead More →

The Port of New York and New Jersey welcomed a new vessel, the Grande New York, during a christening ceremony held at FAPS Port Newark Auto Terminal on Wednesday, April 18, 2018.The Grande New York is part of the fleet of the Grimaldi Group, a fully integrated multinational logistics group specializing in maritime transport of cars, rolling cargo, containers, and passengers. During the ceremony Amanda Cole, granddaughter of the former late New York Governor, Mario Cuomo, and niece of the New York Governor Andrew Cuomo was named godmother of the vessel. The Grande New York can carry 6,700 CEU (Car Equivalent Units) or alternatively 4,000Read More →

On Friday, April 20, 2018, a team of Port Department volunteers commemorated Earth Day by cleaning up debris and planting flowers in the public spaces of the Brooklyn-Port Authority Marine Terminal (BPAMT), Port Newark, and Elizabeth-Port Authority Marine Terminal (EPAMT). Safeguarding the environment of communities in which The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey operates is an ongoing agency tenet. Earth Day however, is an especially significant time when the agency joins with other organizations around the world to spotlight the seriousness of environmental concerns and the potential solutions that can be implemented to alleviate them. More than 40 volunteers participated in theRead More →