Dear friend of the Port of NY & NJ,
Let me recap the good news for anyone who missed our State of the Port event on Monday, February 5, 2018. In 2017, the Port of NY & NJ:
- Raised the Roadbed of the Bayonne Bridge and welcomed the CMA CGM T. Roosevelt, a 14,414 TEU container ship and the largest vessel ever to call our berths.
- Advanced a Port Master Plan that guides and supports the growth of our port over the next three decades.
- Broke our annual cargo volume record by 5.3% while also beating 2016 numbers for rail lifts and imported autos by 14.3% and 16% respectively.
- Cut the port’s impact on the environment by 14% despite record breaking growth.
- Learned that our port added direct jobs to our region’s growing economy, as well as substantial increases in personal and business income, plus federal, state, and local tax revenues.
- Launched a Truck Management System at GCT Bayonne.
The 2017 Port stats infographic lets you see how well we did at a glance. But really, it’s just the beginning.
A New Call to Arms
In December 2017, the Council on Port Performance (CPP) focused on developing a Work Plan for 2018. The Work Plan’s goal is to identify, re-prioritize, and advance the recommendations made in the Final Report of the Port Performance Task Force (PPTF), as well as new projects and initiatives introduced in light of industry or operational changes.
The six initiatives outlined in the 2018 Work Plan are:
- Crisis Management & Communications Planning
- Rail Network Optimization
- Supply Chain Analysis
- Chassis Provisioning
- Creating an Integrated Dashboard
- Workforce Development
The Council on Port Performance is currently staffing these workgroups! If you’re a qualified port stakeholder who wishes to lend your expertise and help chart a clearer course for our port, please contact Amanda Valdes at once.
You are the Secret to Our Success.
For all these accomplishments and more, please accept my heartfelt thanks! Neither the great strides outlined above nor the ones we’ll achieve in the very near future are possible without the hard work, dedication, and commitment to excellence exhibited by you, our port operators, partners, and stakeholders.
Port Department Director,
The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey
Pictured Above: (from The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, l to r) Bethann Rooney, Assistant Director, Port Performance Initiatives; Kevin O’Toole, Chairman; Molly Campbell, Port Department Director; Rick Cotton, Executive Director.
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