On November 30th, the Neopanamax container ship Theseus arrived at the Port’s largest facility, Maher Terminals. Port department staff were on hand to welcome Captain Tsipouras Dimitrios and his crew, presenting the captain with a plaque to celebrate the ship’s inaugural visit. Theseus joins the Triton, which made its first visit to the Port earlier this year, as one of the largest vessels to enter the Port of New York and New Jersey. Both ships are chartered by Evergreen and are deployed on the operator’s Far East to U.S. East Coast service as part of the OCEAN Alliance network, which connects Asia and U.S. EastRead More →

The Port of New York and New Jersey set a new record in October 2019, handling 666,381 TEUs (20-foot equivalent units), a 1.2 percent increase over the previous October record of 658,708 TEUs set in 2018. The October 2019 numbers also represent the third largest cargo volume handled in any month in the history of the port.  The Port Authority’s ExpressRail system also set an October record, handling 57,722 containers, an increase of about 1 percent over the 57,197 containers handled during the previous October record month in 2018. Read the full press release here.Read More →

Completed in June of 2019, ExpressRail Port Jersey, operated by GCT Bayonne, is the fourth and final piece in The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey’s $600 million ExpressRail intermodal network. The system also includes facilities in Elizabeth, Newark and Staten Island. In a recent interview for Inbound Logistics’ podcast, Port Authority employees Bob LaMura, Commercial Manager, and Cory Wyatt, Intermodal Rail Development Manager, discussed the importance of the completion of the ExpressRail network and its impact on the future of shipping from the Port of New York and New Jersey. Listen to the podcast below: Source provided by Inbound Logistics.Read More →

The Port of New York and New Jersey monthly cargo volumes continue to increase during the month of September. Total volume for September 2019 was 624,961 TEUs (352,098 lifts) versus 603,034 TEUs (341,676 lifts) in September 2018, a 3.6 percent increase. Bringing our year through September total to 5,620,381 TEUs. Import loads (TEUs) were up 3.9 percent in September 2019 vs. September 2018, export loads (TEUs) decreased 0.4 percent in September 2019 vs. September 2018. Export empties increased 5.7 percent totaling 191,143 TEUs in September 2019 versus 180,880 TEUs in September 2018. Import loads for the month of September totaled 315,866 TEUs (178,177 lifts) versusRead More →

Press Release A transportation, logistics and distribution job fair, sponsored by the Port of New York and New Jersey’s Council on Port Performance, will be held on Friday, November 8.  The fair will provide job seekers living in and around the New York and New Jersey region with the opportunity to connect with industry representatives and business partners whose cargo transits the port facilities. The fair will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Union County College, Kellogg Building 5th floor, Room K 519, 40 West Jersey Street, Elizabeth, NJ.  Among the approximately 30 transportation, logistics and distribution employers participating  will be: CareerWorksRead More →