Thanks to the hardworking men and women of the Port of New York and New Jersey, over 53,000 containers were delivered to the Port’s customers last week.  Critical store shelves are being restocked daily and we expect another strong week. Keeping the Port of New York and New Jersey fully operational is a shared priority of both our public and private sector partners.  While efforts are being made across the country to help stop the spread of the Coronavirus, both the Federal Government through the Department of Homeland Security as well as the Governor’s of New York and New Jersey have affirmed that the maritimeRead More →

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey and its marine terminal operators recently sponsored and exhibited at the Retail Industry Leadership Association’s (RILA) LINK2020 event: The Retail Supply Chain Conference. The event, held in Dallas on February 23-26, is the supply chain industry’s premiere conference, attracting more than 1,800 supply chain professionals. Attendees came to learn, network, problem solve, and innovate through retailer breakouts and roundtables, industry executive general sessions, executive insights, and an Expo Experience. Members of the Port’s business development group were joined at the conference by representatives from APM Terminals, GCT USA, Maher Terminals, and Port Newark Container Terminal. The PortRead More →

The Port of New York and New Jersey is open and operating under normal conditions amid the unfolding health crisis associated with COVID-19.  Our supply chain partners from the marine terminal operators and longshore labor to truckers and warehouse and distribution center operators are working hard to help sustain our economy and support the 28 million consumers in the local region that are dependent on the Port during this difficult time. The Port is coordinating with our federal, state and local partners, including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), U.S. Coast Guard (USCG), U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and other emergency andRead More →

The vibrant waterways of New York and New Jersey are a source for hundreds of thousands of jobs, and more than 58 percent of firms, according to the 2019 Shared Harbor Survey, are looking for employees. Ongoing education and training are essential for employees and employers of the maritime transportation, logistics, and distribution (TLD) industry, and the New York and New Jersey region offers a diverse collection of educational opportunities. Skill gaps make it difficult for employers to identify the right talent New programs developed by two Council on Port Performance Workforce Development partners, Union County College and NJMEP,  provide clear pathways into the TLDRead More →

Rail volume surged in January at the Port of New York and New Jersey, setting an all-time monthly record. January’s rail volume increased by 12.3 percent from the previous year’s figure, totaling 61,415 containers. After a record-setting year in 2019 for cargo and passenger volume, the Port of New York and New Jersey wrapped up the first month of 2020 with steady total volume numbers. Total volume for January included 617,024 TEUs (349,196 lifts), a 0.9 percent decrease from the previous year’s 622,531 TEUs (355,374 lifts). Imports in January totaled 324,644 TEUs (183,697 lifts) versus 328,361 TEUs (187,406 lifts) in January 2019, a 1.1 percentRead More →