Director Sam Ruda takes over East Coast’s largest port at time when cargo volumes continue at record levels; New director tasked with driving continued growth and implementing visionary Port Master Plan, a strategic blueprint to deal with continuing growth over the next 30 years; Bethann Rooney, a 26-year Port Authority veteran, assumes new role as deputy director with oversight responsibility for overall port operations The Port Authority today announced that Sam Ruda, the Port Department’s interim director for the past five months, has been named its new director. Mr. Ruda – who came to the Port Authority in 2015 after a 29-year career in transportation,Read More →

February numbers show record container volume continues to move through the Port of New York and New Jersey. Total volume rose to 585,216 TEUs (332,484 lifts) compared to 521,921 TEUs (298,199 lifts) in February 2018, a 12.1 percent increase that brought the year-to-February total to 1,207,747 TEUs.  Import loads (TEUs) increased in February by 7.6 percent compared to the previous year while export loads showed a slight decrease, dropping by 2.9 percent for February 2019 compared to February 2018. Import loads for the same period totaled 295,523 TEUs (167,492 lifts) versus 274,638 TEUs (156,413 lifts) in February 2018. Export loads (TEUs) for February included 113,358 TEUsRead More →

Nearly every part of our consumer lives is impacted by the men and women who keep the Port of New York & New Jersey humming. Through various jobs in the massive transportation, logistics, and distribution (TLD) network, they move goods from around the world to their destination: store shelves where consumers buy them. Without a robust workforce, the flow of goods to the marketplace would not happen and economies would suffer.     On April 5, the men and women who work at ports throughout the western hemisphere will be celebrated for their contributions, as part of the American Association of Port Authorities Western Hemisphere Ports Day,Read More →

The momentum of record-breaking container volume continued in the new year, setting an all-time high in January. Total volume for January 2019 rose by 6.3 percent, posting 622,531 TEUs (355,374 lifts) versus 585,864 TEUs (335,282 lifts) in January of 2018. This increase represents the fifth highest monthly volume ever recorded at the Port of New York and New Jersey. Import loads (TEUs) also rose, showing a 5.9 percent increase in January 2019 compared to 2018, although export loads (TEUs) decreased by 0.9 percent in January 2019 when compared to the previous year. Export empties also showed large gains in January, increasing by 12.5 percent, totalingRead More →

Last year the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey became the first public transportation agency in the country to embrace the Paris Climate Agreement, a United Nations-sponsored pact to bring the world’s countries together to fight climate change and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. In support of the agreement, the Port Authority set an interim target to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by 35 percent by 2025, and a long-term goal to reduce all emissions related to the agency’s facilities by 80 percent by 2050. We have already made progress. Since 2008, the Port Authority has reduced its GHG emissions by 13 percent comparedRead More →