On June 8th the Port of New York and New Jersey recognized the one-year anniversary of the raising of the Bayonne Bridge. The bridge now yields a navigational clearance of 215 feet resulting in the passage of larger ships, record cargo volume and economic growth for the Port. A year after completion, 107 vessels in excess of 9,500 TEUs (20-foot-long cargo containers, the shipping industry’s standardized measurement) have called on port terminals in Newark, Elizabeth and Bayonne, N.J. and in Staten Island. The bridge raising now provides the ability for ships that can carry up to 18,000 20-foot-long cargo containers to navigate under it. Currently,Read More →

The Port of New York New Jersey hit another monthly record in April 2018. Total volume for the month of April was 551,117 TEUs. Although import loads were down by 2.1% in April 2018 vs. April 2017, most likely due to a late Chinese New Year, export loads increased 12.9% in April 2018 vs. April 2017. This is the third month in a row that export loads have increased by double digits when compared against 2017. Export empties totaled 142,664 TEUs in April 2018 versus 146,242 TEUs in April 2017 (-2.4%). Our rail volume also hit another monthly record with 51,777 containers in April. ThisRead More →

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 →