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Two organizations and one individual from the Port of New York and New Jersey will receive awards at a breakfast ceremony to be held May 11, 2015 as part of World Trade Week. The keynote speaker at this event will be Fred Dixon, President and CEO of NYC & Company. Now in its 10th year, World Trade Week is part of an annual celebration of international trade observed by business and trade-related organizations across the United States. According to the website for World Trade Week NYC, its mission is “to promote the importance of international trade to the New York City metropolitan economy. New YorkersRead More →


Continuing its unique seven-year streak, the Port of New York and New Jersey once again achieved the coveted International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 14001 Certification for its Environmental Management System (EMS) this March. According to ISO’s website, the 14001 standard “maps out a framework that a company or organization can follow to set up an effective environmental management system.” An ISO survey revealed that the majority of 14001-compliant organizations see their certification as a valuable tool for meeting legal requirements and improving environmental performance while bestowing a competitive edge and some financial benefits. While the U.S. boasts 360 seaports, less than 10 are currently ISORead More →


The strengthening economy, re-routed cargo from the West Coast, plus shifting trade routes and business trends have bumped overall cargo volumes more than 10 percent at the Port of New York and New Jersey for the first two months of the year. January volumes rose 7.8 percent over the previous year while February volumes increased by 13.8 percent. For the same two months, the port logged a 15.9 percent increase in total lifts via ExpressRail, the Port Authority’s dedicated rail system. Vehicle traffic rose as well, with 67,345 vehicles calling the port in January/February 2015 compared to 48,532 for the same two months in 2014Read More →


The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey presented a commemorative plaque to Captain I. Wlodarczyk of the Zim Tianjin. To date, the Tianjin is the largest container vessel to call the Port of New York and New Jersey. The Tianjin called at Global GCT Bayonne and discharged cargo in it first rotation through the port. Zim Lines has once again become owner and operator of the vessel after its charter expired with another major ocean carrier. The Tianjin is one of the four largest ships in Zim’s fleet and will soon be sailing in one of the many trade lanes Zim operates worldwide.Read More →

On February, 27, 2015, The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey presented a plaque commemorating the maiden voyage of the Orient Overseas Container Line (OOCL) Taipei to the vessel’s Master, Captain N.C. Huang. The Taipei called Global Terminal in its first visit from ports in Asia as part of the G6 Vessel Sharing Agreement (VSA). Also on hand to commemorate the occasion were Kevin Price, Vice President of Global Terminal LLC and Mayor James Davis of the City of Bayonne, who presented a plaque and keys to the city. The OOCL Taipei is a 8888 TEU ship that was recently christened and launchedRead More →